So I’ve decided to ditch my 1 week project idea. That’s not to say that I won’t be working on anything at all… what it IS to say, is that I won’t be building the maze game I had originally planned on. That game, I estimated, would take me a week, and I just don’t have a week anymore. Between being sick, working on Duelpic, and taking some time to enjoy my week off, I just don’t have a week. If any one of those didn’t happen, you’d have a maze game.
So maybe it’s a blessing in disguise.
What would I have gotten out of the maze game?
- The first app under my name in the app store. This is important, but my motivation was spiteful.
- I’d llearn a little of the new iOS7 SDK
- I’d play around with some game psychology.
- Learn something about in-app purchases
^ All really important things, and I guess it would have been fun…
But this lets me move on to something else.
I’m still thinking on it, but I’ll share some of those thoughts.
I just watched about half of the jOBS movie, and I’ll spare you my critique so far, but it made me ambitious. It made me want to really focus on what’s important to me, and how I can manifest that in the world around me. For Steve, it was beauty and simplicity. I’m building apps on one of those beautiful simple devices he helped create.. so that really doesn’t need to by my thing. I can have a new thing and just use his thing. (Ya know what I’m sayin’? o.O)
I am really about building tools. Reusable APIs. Libraries or programs that make someone’s life a little easier. I’m a programmer, so I like making a programmer’s life easier, too.
I find things like SSToolkit to be really inspiring. It’s an API that, since it talks to no service, requires nothing too complicated such as authentication keys, etc…
I love APIs like Instagram, Flickr, etc. that let you communicate, very simply, with their servers to manipulate and retrieve data.
So, my mind right NOW, is leaning towards building something that either
a) Lets programmers access these APIs easier
b) Competes with (or goes hand in hand with) SSToolkit. I do own www.code-ez.com , which was intended to do just that, so I can continue it.
So we’ll see. I’ll try to post here what it is I’ll be doing as soon as I know. For now, I rest. I’m feeling like a dangling pointer.