Bom Dia

I’m writing these lines from a wonderful terrace overseeing Guimaraes, a small medieval town in Portugal. 

The day is sunny, there’s a refreshing breeze and -behind me- a fountain provides background noise perfect for focusing. 

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As you may have guessed, I’m on vacation. My wife and I have taken two weeks to visit Portugal, enjoy its cuisine and -of course- read and code. 

The book I’m reading at the moment is Build, by Tony Fadell. It’s an excellent book, a wealth of product experience condensed to its essence. He does not beat around the bush, delivers at every page. 

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Coding-wise, I’m continuing to work on polish and bug-fixing while keeping impulses to add more features to MarsManaged at bay. I won’t lie, this final phase is not as rewarding/stimulating, it is however necessary to ship a reliable product so powering through it. 

Also, the app icon… I’m playing with different concepts, I’m not entirely happy with any yet. Here’s one option:

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I like the fact that its easily recognizable and scales well to multiple sizes. I do not like that it does not reflect the functionality of the app in any way. 

Here’s another:

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On this one I like that it shows the functionality of the app. However I do not like that it does so poorly and that it does not scale well to multiple sizes. It’s too crowded too. OK, I agree, this one is horrible. 

More to come as I keep iterating.  

Thoughts, suggestions? Reach me @MarcMasVi


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P.S. After so many holidays at home due to COVID its so refreshing to travel again, I missed this so much.