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.
“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.”
“Because WatchKit 1.0 is so limited and performance is so inconsistent, it’s hard to make Watch apps that are truly useful compared to just taking out your iPhone and using the full app. I believe this will always be the case to some degree, even after we get a native SDK.”
Documenting what you have done is critical to understanding it in the future. What is clear today may not be clear in a month and, most certainly, not in a year.
This may apply to other areas but is especially true in software development. However, at least for me this is one of the most boring tasks to do. Specially true if you’re not passionate about the app you’re developing.