Its been quite some time since I wrote my last post.
I’ve been busy working on CoShopping. I put out the iOS version on the appstore already and also Android betatest version. Currently both are finished only Android requires some more testing.
I am working on the backend for CoShopping to allow buying the discounts for the shops and create the easy way to import the discounts. It also mostly works except for the buying part and some security issues. I was able to import current discounts using the new backend already.
CoShopping has already some users but only a few (10 or so). I want it to become a online shop where a little local grocery stores can introduce their discounts for a fair price to attract local customers. Usually people go to the big shopping centres to buy stuff which is overpriced and not as good quality to save time because they don’t want to search every little store as there is no discount list for them or they don’t have webpage.
I’ve been to mobile world congress in Barcelona this year. I’ve got invited by GameLab Barcelona for free so I took some week off to visit. It was nice to change the locality. Barcelona is always full of people while here in Presov I barely see somebody in the street in the evening. Also the weather was sunny I spent some time on the beach and going through the city practicing my spanish skills while being pleasantly surprised I haven’t managed to forget everything already (I lived in Spain for 6 months before). I visited the 4YFN and MWC to get in touch how to projects are being developed now. It was first chance for me to see how they are getting funds from the Bussiness angels/Venture capitals because we have nothing like this in Slovakia. There are not meets and no investors easily accessible.
It was an eye opening event for me. People were starting bussinesses everywhere right left up down 🙂 with even simple ideas like some kind of vibrator, flats booking, homemade food market… Just every possible idea and mostly everything was working for them.
Also there was presentation from crowdcube platform where they shown us a company which got invested in a million pounds/hour for four hours straight and afterwards still going strong and getting more investments just from their crowd funding platform 🙂 Kind of money here we can imagine in our wildest dreams.
I took a part in the Ludum Dare 38 and after some initial struggle eventually created the entry. My game is about little child trying to find his parents in the house haunted by the ghost and is called Amadeus.
I wrote most of the details on the game page of LDJAM so I won’t repeat them here if you want go there to look on how the universe has worked it out for me this time.
Other games I am working on including Splice and DieLight in this order. Both are being rewritten to Monogame and Xamarin with Splice being the first. I will write on progress then.
This is another project I got inspiration for in Barcelona MWC. They have a networking app for conference and here we have conferences but no networking app. I started doing this for iOS and Android with a friend who was supposed to do the server backend because I don’t want to do everything in another project alone again – CoShopping is enough of that experience for me. However there are another caveats this time 🙂 My friend got a lot of work in his job and does not have time right now to work so the progress stopped after 100 hours put into that and having iOS app working. I guess this is how the small projects usually go… Hopefully we will continue in the beginning of the summer again.