Plans vs. reality

The major update to Idea Growr as described in the last post has not yet materialized. There are a couple of short term and some long term reasons.

Short term barriers

  1. The cloud platform we used gave up (!) and advised us to stop using their platform.
  2. The French developer’s new day job leaves him with less time to help out.
  3.  I moved to a new house.
  4. Last but not least; I’ve become a father.

Long term

  1. Since I have a day job, my time is limited.
  2. I don’t have the development skills to take the app to the next level.
  3. I don’t have the time to teach myself those skills.
  4. It’s not a commercial project (in the short run), so I can’t offer money as a tool for commitment.

Making plans that fit reality

Let’s evaluate my efforts so far in improving Idea Growr beyond what I can develop myself:

What I have:

The underlying problem is a lack of commitment of a partner and my software skills not being of the level to implement the most requested feature; online sync.

This brings me to my new short term goals:

Update September 7, 2014: I have someone who might be able to help with the back-end side of things who fits the profile. A good Dutch Android developer is still very much welcome to join the team :).