Starting 2019, I’ll start building my own business as an Indie developer with my fiancée. Our first app, Gaspal, available in France and Spain, helped us to measure our capabilities as an entrepreneur duet.
In this article, I’m writing a return on experience of this first project that we developed in 1,5 months.
The app is simple and let us judge our productivity and skills before deciding to work full-time on our own projects. In a nutshell, it is a visual tool that aggregates data from prix-carburant and geoportal gasolineras. …
Starting in 2019, I’ll start building my own business as an Indie developer with my fiancée.
In the process, I’ll share my thoughts, fears and results in various blog articles and posts on Medium, Twitter and maybe my own wordpress blog. Before getting into details, let’s start with a small description of what led me to this choice.
I was born near Arras, a city located in Northern France. In my childhood, I was mostly interested in science, questioning everything I encountered.
It was at the age of 12 that I started to like programming. At the time, I was mostly using computers to play Word of Warcraft and chatting with friends. Full of hopes and dreams, I could imagine myself building the next famous RPG and I started drawing sketches of the different races my game would include. Soon after, I came across my first problem: I had no idea how to build a game. I spent hours googling and the more I learnt, the more I started to realize it wouldn’t be as easy as I thought. I quickly understood that I would not be able to build a 3D MMORPG alone. Following suggestions I found on various forums, I ended up learning PHP and started to build a kind-of warcraft 3 game by customizing XNova, an open-source Ogame clone. This first project attracted 80 users, and I remember how excited I was when refreshing the page that displayed the number of active users on my game. …