Following up on my February 17th post, according to Silicon Alley Insider today, it looks like former Sun Microsystems programmer turned solo developer Ethan Nicholas has now banked $800k from his iShoot game for the iPhone. Apparently there are a handful of these micro-developers who have created Apps as diverse as iFart and Trism now claiming low six-figure bounties in a matter of months. While these incidences are obviously more the exception than the rule they likely will serve to motivate the beleaguered mobile development community...and push more talent to go out on their own. I predict many innovative Apps (and a few more body noise ones) in the near future.
btw - there is also a good post on this phenom in NYT yesterday.