Here is some brief information about how the site is put together.
The Appademic began life on Squarespace. However, it was moved on pretty quickly once the restrictions of that platform became apparent. Squarespace is a great solution for somebody wanting a pro-former site with very little maintenance. It wasn’t for me.
It is now a custom Wordpress installation built with the wonderfully flexible GeneratePress theme. GeneratePress is made by the incredibly helpful and friendly Tom Usborne. If you are interested in the GeneratePress premium theme, I suggest you buy it before Tom realises how much he undercharges for it. There is also a free version.
It is currently hosted by Cloudways, which come highly recommended if you need a highly tuned, managed hosting solution that won’t cost a small fortune. If you would rather roll your own, Linode has the best performing low cost servers I have ever used. If you would rather avoid learning the witchcraft of setting up a VPS from scratch, Digital Ocean is even cheaper, with one-click installations that I would happily recommend to anyone.
All domain names managed at Hover.
If you are wondering if it makes any money, the answer is not even close. Once upon a time a pittance was collected from App Store affiliate commission, but Apple did what it does. Also, not a fan site.
If you wish to know more, or you would like to help this site keep the lights on. Please read the support page.