Friday, February 25, 2011
Launching an App...
There is a sense of something dangerous, new and exciting about launching an app. From the outside looking in, you might say, "Big deal". Trust me - it is.
If you were me, you'd find that months of your life and a lot of your money all hinge on how well you executed your ambitions and fulfilled your dreams. You have made concessions to accommodate reality, but you still feel like you have reached the highest point you can reach given all you have learned. You'd think, "This is it. This is what people will like." And you'd pray to God you are right. In the end, there are only a handful of times you put it all on the line. I have gotten a look of disbelief from people who have heard that my partner Tod and I have self-funded this ambitious project. People sometimes give us this kind of Are you crazy? look. I wonder if those people ever believed in their own visions enough to risk as much themselves. I hope they have. You see, you don't have to live your life on crutches. We are each our own people. The limitations we place on ourselves are fears with an excuse. I want to try walking on water to see if I can, to swim with sharks to see if they bite, and to dream a dream to see if it's real.
At the end of my life my family will be the only thing of importance to me. I'm making this app for my daughter, Alairyn. I hope she likes what her dad made. I hope your kids will, too.
This is Joe Spadaford signing out. Till next time, Space Cadets.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.