It’s out and just ordered one!

So today the Apple went on sale on a few more countries in Europe. Being in one of them I ordered one and will receive it in about 3 weeks. 

Will report my impressions once I’ve had some time with it, certenly excited about it and about developing apps for it. 

 

Marc

Starting working on a new app

Late last week I was posting to announce that Notio would be discontinued. Today it’s time to announce some more positive news. 

After much research and discussions with trusted friends, today I’m kicking off the design phase of my new app. And, for me, this is one of the most fun phases. 

I love spending time getting every feature how I think works best, asking for feedback & iterating once you realize your idea didn’t quite work. 

I’m really excited about it, will share more about the app as soon as I can. The thing I can already say, it’s going to be a Mac app. 

Now to work! 

Marc

Discontinuing app Notio

After WWDC15, having thought long and hard, I’ve taken the decision to discontinue one of my Products: Notio.

It’s an app I started with the idea of giving a new spin on notes, treating them like ideas, so that you could add multiple information to them.

Although I had high hopes, initial reception of the app was not as great. I did have a significant amount of downloads but very few of them upgraded to the paid product. 

Now, with the new iOS9 Notes app covering many of the features I include, or was planning to include, I think it’s time to focus on new products.

For me its the first app that I’m discontinuing, and it’s hard…. But seeing the new Notes app and the current amount of money Notio was generationg I believe is the right move. Time will be better spent in other apps.

It’s hard… Has to be done…

Marc

Stick with it – Dan Counsell

I was going through the web when I found a great article from Dan Counsell called “Stick with it”. Recommended read. Actually I’ve subscribed to the entire series. 

Here’s a quote:

[…]Many people fail because they lose interest after a few months, they flit around and get bored when their project or business is not instantly successful. I believe the secret to my own success is that I stuck with it: I had no idea what I was doing when I started ten years ago, […]

Fully agree. 

WWDC 2015

Interesting keynote, I’m really looking forward to the incremental iOS9 and OSX11 upgrades. Not sure about the music service thought… It’s like if the keynote was split in two. First part was great, second… Meh…

Not sure if it was the uninspiring presentation, the fact that every iTunes release has been slightly worst for me, or the Ping déjà vu, but I’m not blown away by the new Apple Music service. Hopefully I’ll be wrong thought, will see. 

Brent on quitting Q Branch and focusing on what matters

“I realized how very important it is for me to work on the software that I think about every day. I kept putting it off, but every day that I put it off hurt more than the previous day. I realized that I couldn’t continue — I have to do the work that I need to do.”

Fully agree with him, definitely worth a read