Wednesday, September 12, 2012

An app is an app, no matter how small...

I sold my first piece of software over three decades ago when I was still in junior high.  I used the name Goldware back then.  I thought it was cool.  It sounds dated now.  No one would use ware anymore -- it's all about apps these days.

Well, I've got a few app ideas of my own, so a few weeks ago, I started Goldwerks Development as an umbrella name for my efforts.  The name pays no respect to proper spelling, so that makes it edgy and modern.  Joking aside, even though I'm a solo developer -- although we prefer the term indie these days -- I find that having a company name helps make it more serious.

My goal is to be self-funding: this is not a hobby.  To that end, I offer consulting services for app and web service development projects.  I prefer smaller, short term projects.  You don't have to be trying to build the next Angry Birds or Instagram to have an idea worth pursuing. Even small apps are worth building.  Most of my ideas are small projects.

My philosophy is to maximize investment by using cross platform tools where warranted.  Titanium, Phonegap, MoSync, and Codename One are all good products that can be used to build mutli-platform apps from a single codebase.  My first project is using Titanium -- look for it soon.  These tools are not a silver bullet, but when used within their limits, the time it takes to port an app from one platform to another is lowered.

Do you have an app idea?  Use the contact link to get in touch and let's work together to make it happen.

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