As if having a career that works me anywhere from 40 to 100 hours a week doesn't keep me busy enough, as many folks know, I've always got a number of side projects going on. For a long time now, one area I've been meaning to foray into is Android app development. After a long period of on-and-off dabbling on the matter, I buckled down recently and submitted my very first mobile phone app to the the Android app store yesterday. It's nothing mind-blowing; simply a slightly generic app intended to promote my online job hunting site VFX Job Hunt.
However, in spite of completing what some would consider to be such a simple thing, there is something to be said about following through on, learning from and completing a new process. Now that I've cracked the ice on a new means of sharing a creative process, I have all sort of random semi-formed ideas for other apps that I might take a crack at creating.
...but in the meantime, if you happen to be an Android smartphone user and an animator or visual effects artist looking for work, check out my current app, and please give it a good rating/review if you find it at all useful/convenient.