Thursday, October 1, 2020

Six Figures in 6 Days


Fast forward 7 years later, minus 6 days. I saw some people sharing screenshots of their iPhones after discovering that iOS 14 now allows you to add custom icons to your home screen using the Siri Shortcuts app. This was the first time you can really customize iOS, and it was catching on.


As soon as I noticed the hype, I put together some icons in my own style, downloaded some widgets, and tried it all out. I thought it looked cool, so I shared a screenshot of it on Twitter. Right away, people started asking about the icons in the screenshot. So I quickly packaged them, uploaded them to Gumroad, and embedded them on a Notion site using Super.

A lot of people paid $28 for 80 icons.


2 Comments RSS · Twitter

Good for them. I still can't believe it. They definitely found some strange combination of price + niche + perfect timing. $28 for a handful of super basic iOS icons is insane, especially when I'm sure a similar style (or even a direct ripoff) are available for free now.

Sometimes you're just in the right place at the right time.

Leave a Comment