Progress Report — October 2018 — No more mobile apps 😬
I post a progress report showing what I did and how my products performed each month. Last month’s report can be seen here.
What did I do
I worked 78 productive hours last month. After my day job I usually work for another hour and of course full-time on the weekends which makes approximately 20h / week. 💪 I watched Maniac — S1 and Norsemen — S2.
I ‘m really close to finishing the big “Smart Contract Development” chapter of my Learn EOS Development book. I updated a lot of EOS libraries and code to the latest versions.
Updating all three apps would take too much of my time as they’re written in an old React Native version (more than a year behind current release). I don’t want to deal with that right now. The app business is not my focus anymore. It was mostly a failed attempt only earning about 100$ per month. In the end, the fitness tracker niche (and the mobile app market in general?) is already quite saturated and my apps were nothing special.
In a weird way, I’m happy that the apps were suddenly removed from Google’s app store — For one, I can now mentally put aside my mobile app endeavors. For another, it just strengthens my belief in blockchain and distributed, censorship-resistant solutions in favor of megacorporations building monopolies in which they have all control.
This means, no more mobile app updates in the future.
Sessions went up to 11,374 on my website.
I stuck to my bi-weekly schedule of releasing a blog post.
The C++ Guide is now finished and my pipeline is empty, which means I need to write new posts in November.
My twitter followers increased by 32 to 350.
Learn EOS Development Subscribers
I currently have 192 email subscribers for my book. (+48 in a month)
I need to send newsletters more often.
Full focus on the next chapters of the book.
- Write tutorials for free and link to my book. Collect email addresses. All while actually writing the book.
- Send out newsletters more often.
- Try to keep up the pace with newsletter subscribers
If you have any suggestions on which decentralized example app I should develop in my book, please let me know.
Originally published at cmichel.io