Here it is, my first entry into this mobile game journey I’m taking.
I thought the first post would be about the approach I am taking in getting this game off the ground. I read alot of startup blogs and take a lot from them, but its very rare you find a startup blog about how you balance your current job with building your empire. Obviously its not the best approach to work on your startup during working hours, unless you have the coolest boss and they have no problem. I work in marketing and my day consists of client calls, strategy writing, community management, project management, admin and dodgy market food. So as you probably gathered, even if I could, there is no time to work on a personal project.
Been ages again hasn’t it. Maybe I should stop apologising and realise that updating this journal will probably only be now and again and not on the weekly basis I though I would… we’ll just go with the flow shall we.
Previously on Braqes, I was looking for an investor, I had been contacted by two potential Angels from an Angel site and was hoping to start looking into hiring a dedicated developer.
Nothing has come of that. But thats good, because we are at a whole new level now. Read more →
The past few months I’ve been getting into Mobile photography alot. Now I’m no gifted photographer and all I’m using is Instagram to show case my work. In order to keep my creativity or inspiration going I have been joining some Instagram challenges and playing with other mobile photography apps to make my amateur attempts look a bit better.
In about a month or too I’m thinking of jumping into the DSLR thing, and will learn whats involved there, but for now I wanted to show you some of the cool challenges and tools out there. Hopefully this will help you too.
Something to note, alot of these tools are due to me being bored with Instagram’s filters. I think they are overused. On top of this, even though I’m about to show you some cool apps, there is always that chance of over editing a photo. I’ve done this a few times, thinking an image looks great when in fact it looks like some badly photoshopped clipart from the 90′s. Don’t over do it. No amount of fairy bubble or sparkly lights will make that image any better.
Its been a crazy few months.
Lets get you up to speed, We launched Braqes beta. One of the most nerve-racking things I’ve ever done in my life. Giving complete strangers access to something you have spent the last year building and convincing yourself its a great idea and will work, then encouraging them to give feedback. Their thoughts, improvements and possibly criticisms. Its expected yes, I mean it helps you earn and improve the product, but still – imagine after all the money and time someone mentions how shit this is and whats the point? It will hit home, the startup is your baby.
Braqes was supposed to launch in beta a month ago, yet bug after bug keeps popping up.
We moved all the files over to the new servers – which I think may need to upgrade as well, and now I’m discovering certain things can’t handle what the site is supposed to do. It’s doing my head in!
This is amazing. For around £46 you get access to all of Adobe’s products. Plus seamless integration across devices. Was about to purchase PShop CS6 but going for this now. You can get it all, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects and loads more.
Watch the clip, find out more here. Very, very cool
***Update : if you own CS3 and up you can get a deal here £27.34