Sometimes nothing is better than having someone right beside you showing you how to do something. It’s nice to have someone with whom you can discuss a tricky point or who can observe you making the mistake you weren’t aware you were making.
In other words, sometimes there is nothing better than being around people!
Developing and selling a commercial app is an entrepreneurial endeavour by any definition of the phrase and, as such, anyone considering app development should read some literature on the subject. I have some experience in entrepreneurship and never one to pass up an opportunity to ramble on about some past event or knowledge I have gained, I thought it would good to bore you with it.
First, step away from the issue of what the app is, how it works, how much it will cost, etc, because first you will probably need to convince others that your business is a good idea. This usually begins with trying to explain that you have identified some problem or total lack of a current product or service in a particular field. Part of this process, even if you have the resources to develop the app from your own funds, is attracting investment.
a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
a chance for employment or promotion.
synonyms: favorable time/occasion/moment, right set of circumstances, opening, option, window (of opportunity), turn, go, possibility;
As a father of a son on the autism spectrum, I asked myself recently what I want most for my son as he begins to reach adulthood. The word that came to mind was opportunity. Opportunity to get a skill that will allow him to function in society. When I look at the sad statistics that say only 56% of those on the autism spectrum graduate from high school and 80% of them are under or unemployed, I decided that I needed to do something not only for my child, but for the 500,000 families facing the same challenge.
Since graduating university, where I studied to be a biomedical engineer, I have experienced a potentially life-threatening skull injury, traded my original career path for a life dedicated to a different pursuit entirely, and experienced setbacks and failures one after another in order to learn how to succeed. (I’m sure that last bit sounds pretty familiar to anyone who has spent time programming!)
I had the pleasure of hearing from long time LiveCoder, Larry Walker, in regards to his recent successes with LiveCode. This is his story.
Thanks to a referral from the director of my local MakerSpace, I was contacted awhile back by a small, 2-person gene-splicing lab. Maybe not a typical potential client for most LiveCoders, but my town (home to the University of Wisconsin) is a hot-bed of genetics research and spin-off starts-ups, so no big surprise.
During the last few months, I have been working on the maintenance of LiveCode 6.7.x and LiveCode 7.0.x releases. This mainly involves fixing bugs. I have come across many different types of bug reports in terms of quality and clarity. In this post, I will describe how important is to provide a well-structured bug report as well as some tips on how to produce a high quality bug report.
“LiveCode allows you to design the UI and code your functions while seeing instantly what’s happening in the IDE. You can watch your app being put together piece by piece and becoming better and better.”
Inspired by hand held devices seen on Star Trek, Konstantinos always dreamed of making his own app. After trying various coding languages and struggling, Konstantinos found LiveCode, built an app in 3 days, and launched his own App Development Company.