Sahil Lavingia on September 30th, 2014
We’ve been growing pretty fast. There are now more than 10,000 individual filmmakers, musicians, authors, artists, designers, developers, and other creators around the world selling via Gumroad, with hundreds now making their entire living doing what they love.
There are two questions that we ask ourselves every day here at Gumroad:
- What do these creators spend their time on that’s not making things?
- Can we do that for them?
Over the past 18 months, these two questions have prompted us to build and ship feature after feature (after feature) for creators and their customers alike. Audio streaming, video streaming, inline reading, gifting, subtitle support for films, recommended products, customizable galleries, pre-orders, subscriptions, give more, buy again, pay what you want, offers (and offers again), and many more.
Today, we’re excited to share the latest thing we’ve built — our first mobile app. Available on iOS 7 and above (Android coming soon), the app serves as a mobile version of the Gumroad Library. It offers native experiences for watching, listening to, and reading mobile-friendly Gumroad products.
We built the Gumroad app to help the audiences of our creators have the best mobile experience possible. As of this morning, more than 8,000 films + videos, 35,000 books + comics, and 15,000 music products sold via Gumroad are mobile-ready.
Many Gumroad creators make their living entirely from selling what they make to their audiences via Gumroad, and each month we’re seeing more and more creators pass the six-figure mark on the platform. It’s been exciting to help make it possible for people to spend their lives doing what they love.