Jean-Louis Gassée who in praising solo programmers singles out the excellent Gus Mueller who as Flying Meat Software is the maker of the mighty Acorn:
There is bloat, and there is hope.
I’ve been buying software from Gus and Flying Meat for over a decade. He makes great stuff.
I’m also convinced that Arrow’s Theorem (plus maybe a bit of principle-agent theory) helps explain why all the best apps are made by solo programmers or very, very, small teams.