Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reclaimate - End of Month 2

At the end of Month 2. Will Reclaimate be released on September 1st?

No.

Despite plans Reclaimate wasn't ready for the end of the first month, or the second month. Now this frustrates me personally, but it also shows me why developers don't put hard time limits on a lot of their products. It's just so difficult to tell exactly when it will be done. As I said before, having a deadline and a schedule is of absolute importance. The fact I'm feeling bad and frustrated is "good". I don't want to feel like that so I push to try to make a better estimate each time.

This time I've started micromanaging the to do list a lot more. I've broken down the tasks needed and hours needed for them. I still have a lot to do, and a lot of time to work on things.

So the main conflict I have to resolve is getting some sample out there to test the water to see how much effort can make X amount of money. To an extent you need a product. To a much larger extend you are really served well by making a good quality product. Reclaimate will be that. I'm still playing with the idea of making a small android game for that purpose.

Every single day I work on Reclaimate, it's looking that much better, however there is still a large number of things to do. Thats just the way it is. Like I said, this would be a learning experience. I really wish I could have kept to the original schedule, but its only through the pain here that you learn to do better. And thats exactly what I'm doing.

When will Reclaimate come out? We'll see how it looks this month.

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