So, on most weeks I usually send out tips on app development
Well . . . today is going to be a bit different
I want to open up a little bit and share something more personal.
Did you know I quit my job to start App Design Vault.?
I used to be a C# .NET programmer before this starting App Design Vault. I have worked in large companies like Philips and small companies as well. But somehow, I knew I did not fit in.
My bosses always loved me and the job I did but I knew there was something better out there. Something better than spending 8 hours of my day generating revenue for someone else.
Anyway, I quit in November 2011 and started App Design Vault. That is basically the best thing that has happened to me since then.
- Getting comments about the themes on the Vault
- Talking with lots of you via email
- Seeing Apps live in the App store using Vault themes.
I never thought in a million years thought that it was going to have such an impact so soon.
Every time one of you send me an email with your app using one of my themes in the App store, I puts a massive smile on my face.
And not just iOS apps, Android apps as well!. You rock!.
It hasn’t been the smoothest road though…
I have a 1-year old son that loves jumping on me and pressing the sleep button on my laptop while I am using it
Anyway, enough of my life already. Let’s talk about you
This year is all about you and what you want
Since I have made the Vault my life’s mission, I have to make sure you are happy with what it offers.
Anything I do in the business should be about you and how to get you the results you want.
Here is one request a lot of you have made that I have been holding back on
I get an email every other day about this specific request, but I have been holding back because it is going to mean sharing more of me and my business than I have done.
For some months now, I’ve been asked by lots of people to implement custom features for your apps.
- Wedding Invitation themes
- Blog App themes
- Movie Trailer themes
and Custom features like…
- Hidden view in the Path and Facebook app
- Sliding carousel
UPDATE: From the comments below, it seems a there is less demand for custom controls but more demand for choosing what kind of templates are launched on the Vault.
I can see you want me to help you take your apps and transform it into a stunning looking app that you will be proud of.
I am looking for a group of people that are ready to shape the future of the Vault. To give feedback on what kind of themes will be released next on the Vault.
It’s about time I start listening to you
The most popular theme from the Vault is the Foody theme, and this is one of the first themes that was released.
It came from a request I had about making an app that looked like the Apple “Find My Friends” app.
If I hadn’t listened, the Vault may not be where it is today.
So I have to get off my stubborn butt and start listening
It would give me an insight into what you want to see in your app. Instead of guessing what kind of features you want to see in future themes, I will be able to find out from you exactly what should be included.
So I’m Seriously Considering Doing This
I am seriously considering taking some of your feedback and making specific themes out of what I can glean from them.
I’m excited about sitting down with you to make your app look stunning, but I’ve been around long enough to know that my small projects quickly get out of hand and turn into big ones.
If I Do This, It Will Be A LOT Of Work, so…
Please let me know if you are interested
So I only want to do this if there’s enough interest.
I want to know . . .
- What do you think?
- Should I do this?
- Would you be interested?
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
Your feedback and thoughts are absolutely the fuel that keeps me going
And I don’t want to even think about doing this unless there’s enough potential interest.
It would mean a lot to me, and I’ll do my best to respond to each and every comment.