Code by Kevin

About
Code by Kevin, Programming, code, business, and other pursuits

Your Host
Kevin Walzer, software developer.



Home

Subscribe to RSS Feed
Get a syndicated feed of my weblog.

Archives
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006

Categories
Business
Software
General

Privacy Policy

Site design: Skeleton

 

Thu, 29 Aug 2013

Mission creep

Maintaining and updating several applications at once isn't a simple process, especially if you don't have as much time as you'd prefer. After putting out point updates of a couple of my apps that implemented some of the work I've been doing this year, and planning to roll out similar incremental releases of my other apps, I've decided to hold off on any further incremental releases and just update everything in one big bang. This is definitely a case of mission creep, as my plans are now evolving in the direction of a complete user interface (UI) refresh of my apps, many revisions in their under-the-hood features, and revisions of their branding, but I think it's the best course to pursue.

In general terms, here's what the changes portend for my apps:

Why all these changes? Declining sales are one reason; I'm not satisfied with the way my apps have sold in recent years and I think it's time to try some major changes. But, apart from that, I also want to put the apps on a platform for continued evolution. That's a necessary task. I think they've gone as far as they can go in their current configuration and more than minor tweaking is required to get them ready for their next five years of life. That's the larger purpose of this project, even if sales don't revive to a dramatically higher level.

I realize that until I release them, these changes are just vaporware. My goal is to have them out after the new year, but time will tell.

[/general] permanent link