The year 2013 was the year when I’m reflecting on things.
Throughout the last two or tree years I’ve been working with other people to bring products onto the market. I’ve relied on product managers, people who wanted to be my business partners and guys that said they’re the best sales.
I can say that I never seen so much intrigues, laziness and grief like I did in these years.
I’ve spent 90% of my earned cash and time on production. Money that I’ve made in design and software and I’ve spent 10% of my time on making money that financed it. Stupid me.
Now because of the advance of 3D printing, tablets, smartphones and the Raspberry PI I can cut off this ridiculous machinery and contacts and actually do WHAT I WANT & LOVE. and what’s my core competence. Designing products and releasing software CIO work.
The advancement of the iPad means that I no longer need to show people in production how to mount multitouch screens in my designs which I did 800 times and still the quality is bad.
The Raspberry PI means that I can just use a computer as just a component of a product.
3D printing means that I don’t need to invest 15.000 into a single bloody prototype and sit countless hours with the guys from production.
So I no longer want to finance old school production from the successful projects. I’ve had enough.
I want to move away from all of the sales guys and people who promisse miracles and only invest in the models that have an automatic distribution model in them. AppStore, etc. - actually enables me to concentrate on marketing and not on overseas shipments and that kind of things.
There are about tree or four releases of apps planned from my ventures this year and we’re also messing around with designs that we’ll send to 3D print them.