Ever since the web started I have been creating websites and apps. I built websites for local business in my hometown and ended up working for the largest restaurant website in Europe.
But in the recent years I switched from a technical/UX to a product management career. Being a product manager meant a lot of coordinating, planning and managing. Although that was a lot of fun and I released some great products with my team, I wasn't actually building anything myself anymore.
In the past months I had time off to reflect and look ahead. And I decided to get my hands dirty again and go back to programming and designing. I want to create stuff! I want to work on projects that I find useful and I think can be useful to others. So instead of applying to a job or taking a freelance assignment, I'm going to build my own products and try to make a living out of that. Which is exciting and super scary at the same time!
I'm starting an indie app company. The goal of this endeavor is twofold: I want to refresh my design and programming skills which I have neglected in the past years. And secondly: I want to earn enough to make a living out of my projects.
I quit my job so I can focus on this full time. I have given myself 6 months to see if I'm going to be successful at indie making. In this time I want to design, create and ship 3 iOS apps. To earn money, these apps will have some paid component, either a subscription or a premium feature set.
My aim is to have my first project in the app store by the end of March.
I trust my design, programming and product management skills but I'm less confident in my marketing abilities 😁 So I will also work on building a following and reach on different social media, blog about my journey on this site and recruit/interview possible customers.
My first project
The first app I'm creating is a note taking app with a little twist, I'll share more about this idea in a future blog post.