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STARING AT WHITEBOARD
Sometime in 2012We met
We became buddies easily. We had a common love, China China restaurant, programming, and LEGO!
I always said to him, if you want to make money, make an app.
14th May 2017Helped me move for the 6th time
6 bloody times I had to move in less than 2 years.
He was an angel, he offered to help every time.
He rejected any presents, money, or even a meal as a thank you.
I understood he was a special person I must look after.
June 2017He makes a move on me
I'm single and not even heartbroken.
He takes full advantage and spins me to dance Salsa moves at his will.
I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm going with the flow, taking advantage of my Tango moves knowledge.
July 20171st Salsa lesson & app offer
Not bad, it's not as close and sensual as I thought!
He offers me to work on a mobile app with him.
Starting to found deeper boundaries with developer friend :P
21st July 2017First code addedStarting the project from the roof, solid foundations: 0.
August 2017I had a meltdown
Stupid ex winding me up. I need 2 weeks off to cope with anxiety.
Only he can comfort me.
Later on I learnt, with meditation, I was responsible for the build up argument.
September 2017Fancy water and sharks!I felt impressed with my developer friend's skills, well happy!
18th September 20171st Bachata lessonIt is very sensual and close! Ouch lots of body rolling. Help!
30th November 2017Last Salsa lesson for me
It's too hectic, I give up this:
Finishing work at 6
Salsa at 7.15pm
Rushing to Bachata to start at 20.30pm
2 lessons and social dance ending after WAY AFTER 22.30pm..
12th March 2018Body roll shame
After a few months, I've been told to downgrade to Improvers to get the body roll right.. :(
I wanted to hide for a bit.
I haven't been back yet, despite loving the music and keen to learn the moves...
I will be back one day.
18th March 2018Project is in titters
After showing the app to 7 people, my developer had strong doubts about the project.
I'm gutted yet determined to have a second chance with no real plan in place.
21st March 2018Found anchor inspiration
I saw an anchor, I felt strongly attracted to it.
I Googled the meaning out of curiosity, I loved it and knew I wanted to name the app anchor something.
Anchor: a person or thing which provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation.
May 2018Bottled feelings DUH!
I had rocks and words, bottles and boxes. How do I fix the world?
Got it! Feelings are bottled!
12th May 2018Judgment day 2
I was dreading this day, the day I'd speak face to face with him, and try to convince him to push the project forward.
He said nothing. He danced Bachata with me eagerly
He asked me to send him the .PNG picture with the icon for our app, he seemed keen on it!
14th May 2018Difficult conversationsTreating him with kid's gloves *fingers crossed*, he wants to stick to what we have, he is not keen to do any changes..
27th May 2018Hope at lastHe did lots of improvements! Not sending him emails and just talking face to face was a very effective option.
8th June 2018Named our gayby
Gave name to project at last! It only took 11 months and hundreds of failed names.
Also I bribed him with a generous Lego gift card, we stayed until 4am working hard!
He was incredibly kind to offer me all the changes I wanted. I nearly had them all..
10th June 2018Had title logo done at last!
Perks of having a loving nephew who is a Graphic DesignerAvailable for hire at www.saintbrandsupply.com
22nd June 2018Released app in Apple Store!In Apple store, which funnily he didn't want to attempt and thought it would be difficult and or rejected..It was a piece of cake!
5th August 2018Released app in Google Play!
After many errors such as:
1. App was 102mb, only accepted 100mb
2. Reduced images.
3. Rejected project because it was not signed.
4. Uploaded empty project by mistake due to poor instructions.
5. Waited days as had Java errors, not even producing the release version, holidays, it didn't recognise the project name..
6. Managed to sign application, only accidentally sent the wrong one again! 2nd Google Play strike for us.
7. Emailed Google Play to beg for mercy and remove the 2 stupid attempts. They are not having it.
8. Uploaded it at last after problems with Android Studio, Gradle, SDK, Java scripts.
9. Wrong URL displaying. Re-upload.
This app was inspired by life experiences, lots of meditation and a genuine desire to empower people to improve their quality of life.
Created by a developer & a 9to5er, both dreaming of living by the Sun whilst freezing in the UK.
We are keen to hear your suggestions/comments and we are not just being polite, we mean it!
Everybody tells me that we should have a contract in place, because money always spoils things.
I am no longer money driven. I will not argue with him. I told him to take the developer fee that he wants, I won't touch a penny until he gets all of it.
I value his friendship, I feel blessed to call him my friend.
HELP US IMPROVE ANCHOR QUEST, DON'T FEEL SHY!