martes, 3 de enero de 2012

First post

I had to fight bravely to overcome my laziness and start writing this blog. The time has come finally :)

About one year ago, I realized my career as a software professional was getting more and more boring. The opportunities to be creative with what I was doing at that time were minimal. Then I asked myself: why not explore a new field, one where I can pursue what I love most, creating useful software applications? With the technology world going increasingly mobile, it was clear that in mobile I had a fantastic opportunity to relaunch my programming career.

The purpose of this blog is to share my experience since taking that decision. I plan to post here regularly about the things I learn while creating mobile applications: what worked, what didn't, the joys, the pains, the "a-ha" moments, the roadblocks, everything around my mobile developer journey. And of course, I will write about the (hopefully great) apps created in the process. I expect this blog will also be a means to communicate with the apps' users.

By the way, my first steps in the mobile world were with Android. Specifically, I started with a humble app, published in the Android Market in May 2011, that surprisingly had a good reception: over 55,000 downloads to date, and growing. I hope it's only the beginning, as I plan to continue making progress in Android and try other platforms too.

Well, now it's time to think in the second post.

See you soon!