T-32 to T-28 Time to pivot

Over the last several days while visiting my daughter and son-in-law, I have done some reading and playing with alternative ideas and decided to put my game idea on hold for the time being. Even though I won’t be using OpenGL or very much of the code I’ve developed recently, I know I am more proficient in Xcode, GHUnit, and other frameworks and tools because of the time I’ve spent on my game — so I view it as time well spent.

I am pursuing an idea from a friend, and I will be working with him to develop the idea and app further. It is an entertainment/information app, and uses frameworks and patterns that I am much more comfortable with. I know I can execute better and faster on this idea than my game idea and I believe I will be able have an app ready much sooner.

Also, like most every iPhone or mac developer I follow on twitter or whose blogs I read, I too pre-ordered my 64GB (no 3g) iPad Friday morning, along with a wireless keyboard, docking station, and holder. When I’m not using it for development, my wife will be trying it out as a replacement computer. If she takes to it, I will probably be ordering a second one for myself.

Day T-32 to T-28 Accomplishments (Wednesday-Sunday, March 10-14, 2010)

  • Evaluating my current level in various iPhone related frameworks and skills
  • Brainstorming and sketching ideas and UI elements for app
  • Pre-ordered an iPad!