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#1278 - Q&A: What to do with an app for Apple Watch?

2020-07-01

One of our listeners has developed an app for the Apple Watch. So far it’s moderately successful—what should he do next?  

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how people made them happen without spending money of their own. So the goal is to make money without spending money using a skill you already have. Without quitting your job. Now I don't think out of all. Besides we have done, I don't think we have talked much about the apple watch and if you have one You might know that integrates with a lot of apps on your phone. You can choose which acts from your phone also display on your watch. Then there are also stand alone. Apps designed specifically for the watch. What today's collar has made a mobile apt to help people maintain their focus. Its purpose built for the upper watch and also sounds like I need this absence. I often need help. Maintaining my focus hand he's wondering what to do next now. This is a phase that I see a lot of new cycle source go through It is this nebulous inception like space, where you're, not in the early stages of building up an idea. Like you ve, been through that you had the excitement about you. Through some challenges are not end. So that's great your ideas out there. It's actually working a little bit
Are you also having quite figured out where to go with it? Next, so any situations? How can you decide between competing priorities and what does moderate success? Look like. Which is what we have here in the story, is clearly not a failure, but moderate success is also different from major success or, let's say massive success. What you do any situations in what should this listener to? up. What's diving after the shot out to our sponsor. Finding a new home that fits your family's needs can be tricky. You want room to spread out space together and a place to get away from it all.
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Are you from a pass? A Texas I've been abandoned, the site also book in part cast for a while. Now my sight, hustle is natural. It's a mobile app were the at watch that uses happy tabs to help people who struggled to maintain their attention and focus physical tool for people like myself, who often have their heads set in the clouds. And just need an occasional merge. They get their heads back in the game. I have limited time and funds to be able to work on this project. Unfortunately, I often have to decide between Abstract opposition reaching out to productivity. Influencers or working on upgrading the app itself doing this at four. For a year now with moderate success, so my question is: how should I focus my time and resources will before for?
Thirdly, I thank you for the call. Thank you for the question and thank you for listening in El Paso Texas. Another sounds like a pretty interesting project actually went to just download it myself. I want to download this up, which listeners it's called natural. You can find it in the app store, If you have an upper watch in you, J Ai B, l e notch of all- and I thought. Really clean design. Nice logo deafening, would stand out if you're looking through various productivity, ops and such If I stumbled upon it, I might have downloaded it anyway, because I'm absolutely in the market. For this year we have one. I use my phone and desktop computer call to be focus. I thought the pricing was also good. It's free to use and for ninety nine to unlock all the settings so pretty use and you pay five bucks? You unlock everything I think. Minor point and needs a more user reviews and perhaps more frequent updates since the last one was a few months ago. So I think the question is kind of okay. Well, how far can you take something like this? Because you know what else could this app do, in fact,
The best part of an act like this is it it doesn't do a lot. Actually, a man helps you stay focused, you know, helps you avoid getting distracted with Noah ton of other features and such so. It almost seems to me, like you know, the project in this form, perhaps is complete. You know, maybe there's something You could build onto I'd, maybe there's an add on, or something or maybe it's. This project leads to something else I mean I I gotta wonder like do you have other app ideas, orgy of other ideas, for productivity software in general, because as well bigger question of competing priorities in what you know. What do you do? You have that moderate, but not major success in alone I think it's better to make clear decisions in terms of moving away from projects
only work moderately? Well, I think it's ok to say like this was a success. I learned a lot, but also if it worked its helping people- and I would like it to have more people etc that maybe this is actually gonna leave me into something: that's that's bigger and better. So sometimes the attention required by the moderate success holds us back with something that is much more profitable or impact full or just meaningful, and for me personally, I've been trying to focus more on that myself. So perhaps notable I will help you with it. That's might you sense, of course, do its best for you Sergio keep putting the good fight, definite, trying stuff and thank you once again for listening listeners. If you got a question, it come to satisfy Skoda. Com slashed questions will be featuring them throughout the year, along with updates from other listeners as they launch their projects. You are rockstar, be surest. Eighteen, much more is coming up. My name is critical about. This is vital.
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