I quit the Robot Co-op in June, and have been working on this tiny new company since then. I think I’ve finally reached some definition on what exactly this company will be about.
Here’s what I’m working on:
Locavore has continued to sell at a steady pace. Nowhere near enough to be a living, but definitely a nice supplement to additional streams of income. I have realized that in order to sell 200/day regularly, I’d have to be mentioned in the NYT or be featured in iTunes pretty regularly, and unfortunately my app doesn’t really have “news-worthy” things to report often enough. That said, I have been working on a new release that integrates with the wonderful work of Foodista (so long, Epicurious!) to show related recipes. I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to show you what we’ve built.
Mirror, Mirror is my little photobooth side project that I’m working on with a good friend. I am building one for Vain (to be installed any day now!) and another to be rented out to local weddings and events. It’s a fun project, but also not a business idea so much as a cool gadget to play around with.
The other thing I’m working on is actually a full-blown company with a good friend and a local business. I’ve commited to working 40 hours a week for the next 9 months on it, so it’s gonna be a big chunk of my weekly work. I’m super excited about it because it’s something that’s practical, has a good business plan, and caters to both my interests and my skill set. I always scoff at people who withhold details about their projects for fear of being copied… I am withholding details because there’s a bit of an issue of protecting the company we’re working with. Otherwise, I’d tell you all about it.
A thousand little projects also keep me pretty occupied. I am helping the guys at Track Your Happiness to build better reporting and such for their data (I also just recently launched Twitter integration for getting your random notifications through the day… try it out!). I’m helping a friend in California build a website for her new business. I’m thinking constantly about moods, standards for meaningful work, and event planning, to mention a few of the bigger ones.
Keeping busy, and loving it.