All software developers know: There are certain areas in the market where one would never try to compete there are some Old, Greedy Huge-Budget and Long-History Monsters out there already, and «youll-never-bit-them». The trick is -there is a small share of presumptuous developers who still try to take their steps in such markets and they win! (Much more often than you might think, actually.) Sometimes they even become New Greedy Monster.
OK, lets look at an example. Personal budget accounting is one of the areas with a lot of Monsters. And here is a novice in the market, which Just Does Things Better: Visual Money. Why better, you ask? OK, I have a couple of reasons to think so. Visual Money offer the most natural way of organizing payments into categories and types. Visual Money provides a wide range of easy-to-use tools for the budget analysis, so you can answer questions like «OMG, where did the money go???» in a moment. Visual Money can maintain any number of accounts, and any number of users can use the same copy of the program, as there are separate, password-protected user profiles. And the last but not the least,
Visual Money is just visually *sexy*, with its interface design.
What you now think about novice-on-market? Personally, I could bet on this baby!
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