Archive for August, 2009
A while ago I was wondering which country had the highest number of iPhones per capita because I suspected it was Australaia. I was wrong it was the USA, but Australia was 2nd, so I was almost right.
Because of Australia’s mini population, they are not that far behind the USA for number of iPhones per capita.
I think that Australia is punching above its weight in many areas. Take a look at the Olympic medals per capita from the Beijing Oympics. Australia is really the most impressive in that list. Truly winning things rather than just having a small population (Australia has more than double the next most poulous country in that list)
I think that because Australia is pretty far away and isolated, they are overcompensating in areas like sports and innovation.
We have looked the usual suspects for cheap technical development teams all over the world – India, China, Canada, Eastern Europe, and to be honest, the best value development in the world is in Australia. Like they are in sports they are innovative, creative, smart, good attitude… etc… they aren’t as cheap as some of those other places, but for what you get they are the best value.
I would even say they are at least as good if not better than the best dev in the USA, but probably cost half as much.