The last post here on cdf1982.com was appropriately named "Cultivate bad ideas", and I have indeed pursued a lot of ideas in the last 8 months.
One (me) might actually say that I have bitten off more than I can chew, considering my day job and other personal commitments...
To be specific, I have worked on - and skillfully avoided completion of:
- Tasktic 2.0 (80% done, but the last 20%... let's just say it will take a few more months to release it);
- A new Apple TV media player (currently nothing more than a stub);
- Walk More, my take on pedometer apps (more on that later);
- A secret project;
- Setting up a Virtual Private Server, just to see how hard it was (it's not) and to be prepared for future needs.
I believe that all those ideas are good and worth pursuing, just not all at the same time.
So, today I submitted Walk More to the App Store; I would have liked to add a couple more features to version 1.0, but tbh the core functionality is there (and has been for months), as is the overall look and feel of the app (which I very much like), and it's time to start shipping products again.
Reaching the release of an app, and placing another (the media player) in the parking lot, will free up a bit of mental space and, also important, should stop me from feeling guilty every time I think of opening TextMate instead of Xcode: I completely stopped blogging in the last months because I tried to prioritize software development, but writing more commentary posts about tech news was one of my goals for 2017.
So, let's start WWDC week planning to watch a lot of sessions, blog a bit more and focus all my development work on one app at a time (starting with that secret project mentioned above)!
In the meantime, I'll let you know when Walk More will be available for download... please let me know if you'll enjoy it!