I shared some thoughts on dipping my toe more in the “indie” development pool here, essentially being more “indie-serious” if that makes any sense.
The reality is that I will have 4 active apps for sale in the store soon and that’s really exciting for a ton of reasons, but the most important one is the simple fact that I did it.
Yup, just the simple but amazing feeling of having done it, shipped it, and worked my butt off to get here.
Financially the impact could be very minimal (and my expectations are pretty low right now, but reasonable) and that’s okay because the point of this exercise wasn’t to grow a business or to really go “full indie” but rather to experience just a taste of what it’s like to have more than 1 or 2 significant apps of my own in the store at the same time (I’ve built many others for other people, orgs, clients but they weren’t “mine”).
It’s kind of like those moments when, as a child, you climbed that mountain for the first time (or obstacle course or jumped off that high cliff into water) and you said to yourself, after the ordeal, “Hey, that was great! Glad I did that but I’m not sure I’m going to do it again. Once was enough for me.”
It’s a bit like that. It’s been tough working through multiple apps and all the things required to make it happen. In fact, I’m still not done with the marketing and landing pages and such so there’s still pieces missing here and there… and I don’t particularly like loose ends.
In fact, the amount of time I can spend on these types of things is very small which means my efforts and time per project is diminished and the results are not going to be as amazing as if I had spent all my limited time on one project (a’la Desk when it first launched).
And that’s not what I want to do for my projects. Truly going full indie would require that I’d give all of my time towards these things so that the quality throughout the entire process is the highest it could possibly be and my mental dedication and commitment would be at its fullest.
I’m ready to ship, I’ve been ready to ship. Come on, Apple… let’s do this…!