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This article was published on January 27, 2010


How a Microsoft Employee Became Japan’s iPhone Porn King

How a Microsoft Employee Became Japan’s iPhone Porn King
Kevin Korpi
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Kevin Korpi

Based in Saitama, Japan but often found attending tech events in Tokyo. Enjoys playing video games on Wii and Nintendo DS; occasionally tink Based in Saitama, Japan but often found attending tech events in Tokyo. Enjoys playing video games on Wii and Nintendo DS; occasionally tinkering with GNU/Linux and Mac OSX; and actively following blogs and tech sites about the latest tech and web trends. Follow him on twitter and FriendFeed.

Eugene Lin was a typical Microsoft employee until the iPhone came out. When he heard how much money some developers were making, then Eugene decided to try his hand at iPhone app development.

It was a bumpy road of app rejection, but it eventually lead to him developing one of the top purchased apps in Japan, or in his words becoming an iPhone “Japanese porn king.”

The most recent application he developed is called Peekaboo, and as of this writing is ranked #10 of the Top Paid apps in Japan’s App Store.

Watch the video of his quick presentation (6 minutes) on the path he took to reach success in the App Store, especially in Japan.

Sources: IntoMobile and BoingBoing

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