It might sound strange but I didn’t create my company because I expected to make much money. To make money you need to be able to dedicate a significant portion of your time to researching a potential product and developing a solution. In working two jobs and starting a family time isn’t a readily available resource. Instead I created the company as an organization to launch any home grown products under, use as a learning resource for future endeavors, and general legal protection should anything happen.
Instead of jumping into a new pool of ideas and technologies every month my limited time has forced me to focus on a small subset. Now when I have an idea I jot it down and let it simmer for a few months or even years. If the idea has real potential then I’ll revisit the idea and start to research it further. If it doesn’t then it will eventually go the island of misfit ideas. Technologies are handled the same way.
Since that foray I’ve focused on C++ development for BlackBerry 10 devices and Java for Android. Up until the middle of this month I’ve always carried around a BlackBerry Z10 so any development was geared around BlackBerry 10 platform. But given the demise of their operating system I’ve changed focus and started diving into two pools. Android Java development and Angular/Ionic cross-platform development. I’ll go into those in a future post as I’m still working my way through two online courses that will hopefully get me back up to speed.