I do my personal side projects in a very bipolar mode. I’ll go for months without the urge to develop anything. Then I’ll want to work on about 2 or 3 apps all at once and push through for a few months until I get burnt out.
I’m in the middle of a manic phase. So many projects, so little time.
I’m writing a new iOS app. It’s an audio app; I got the idea in early February and then spent the weekend writing about 75% of the app. I’ve spent the times since wrapping the rest of it up.
I’m using the app for a few hours everyday. I’m feeling pretty confident about how it’s turning out. There are a few issues left, but I hope to knock those out shortly.
I have to stop myself from trying to add new features. There are bunch of things I want to add, but I need to stop myself or else this will never get released.
I’m also planning on a sizable update to MyCntdwn. I had hoped to have this ready to go by the end of April, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. The ideas I have for the app are just too big. I’ve done about 30% of the anticipated development for this update, but I’ve got a long way to go.
Currently the app has a lot of “legacy” code. This includes the same code I learned iOS and Objective-C with. I am leaning toward creating a whole new project and ridding myself of that old code, but that’ll be more work for me.
I don’t know how long this manic phase will last, so I’m trying to take full advantage of.