Not enough hours in a day

So I recently changed day jobs in hope that it would give me more flexibility to pursue my own endeavours without bootstrapping me financially while also helping out a great friend who has a great business. So far I love the move, the new team and work environment is great and it looks like in the coming months I will have some of the flexibility I crave.

For now though, I've never been busier and I'm finding a lot of projects getting pushed back in time and prioritised differently. This is sad and not the experience I want for my customers but please, bear with me.

The main reason I decided my iOS software and tutorials have to be part of a business model is so that I would be able to offer this level of support. I love the open source environment but "you get what you paid for", even the most dedicated developer gets tired when the experience isn't making them income. I don't want that, I want to keep making good products and doing everything that comes through the suggestion box.

Enough about me... what's happening with the business?

Lots of stuff is happening!

  • I have ordered the first (of possibly many) web servers so that I can provide a much better experience for users of "Defects Collector" and it's upcoming improvements.
  • "Notography" is a few weeks from completion. The main functionality is built and we are in the refining, testing and UI beautification stages.
  • Business and updates plan is being put in place so all supported apps receive regular updates. This is important to me, technology changes and no app should be left behind.

Thank you for all your support, the emails I receive are wonderful and full of great ideas! Keep them coming please!

The silence is over

I've felt for a while that I need to keep the news feed refined to major news updates, product releases and updates. I Don't want to fill it with information which may not benefit everyone.

So why a blog? A want a way to engage with people who visit my website without having to send them away from the website, while some of my apps have active facebook pages and you can also follow me on twitter at @northy179 and ADN @northy these mediums didn't really fit what I wanted to put here.

This blog will be mostly used for opinions of technology related topics, side news which didn't seem important enough to post on the main news feed and of course more frequent updates on my development, workload and projects.

A big thank you to all those who support me in my ventures, I love working with software and technology and I am passionate about good design and user experience. I hope this blog will be a way for me to share this love with you.