What to do with down time?
We are currently waiting on a new batch of art assets to come our way before we can continue with development of Ingot and some of the other projects we have going. The question is, how do you spend your time when you’re idle? Cody and I try to have at least one weekly meeting to discuss where we’re at and what we need to be doing. Having those weekly meetings definitely must take place whether you are busy or not. I’ve found it keeps us on track. Since we don’t have any definitive deadlines, staying on track is something that is a challenge for two independent iPhone developers. We definitely have not had a perfect track record with scheduling. We released our first(and only) application to the App Store in December of 2008. We released one update in February of 2009. Since then, we’ve been met with pitfalls and delays. Some being out of our control, others were probably our fault. We hope to release the new update to Ingot in a few months. But, we now are reliant upon another person. So, this throws another wrench into the machinery.
I guess the main reason for this post was to let you indy developers out there know that you need to set deadlines whether you meet them or not. And don’t get discouraged if you go over. Just try that much harder to meet the next deadline. And don’t waste the down time you have. Stay productive.