So I've thought more about this and I'm thinking this may be one of those "blessing in disguise" things. As I've noted in "Whine and Complain" my old job kinda sucked, mainly because it was boring. I've spent years there kinda sorta writing support software and maintaining the web site and blah blah blah. Nothing very challenging, really.
So I have an opportunity here to be in business for myself, to be my own boss. After I write these little "introductory" apps, as it were, I have an idea for something that I hope will actually make money.
But hey, cart before the horse and all that. Job 1 is getting these introductory apps written and out there. I'll post progress as I go.
First, I've decided to write for both Windows tablets and the iPad. I'm including the Windows tablet because I've been working in microsoft's .NET for years and that gives me a significant head start. But as I'm working on this first app I find the Metro interface a bit clunky on the desktop. I really kinda hate it, actually. I was wondering if something gets lost in translation from tablet to desktop, so I went out last night and bought the cheapest Microsoft Surface tablet
And I'm actually a bit surprised. All those clunky things that don't quite work on the desktop really do work on the tablet. It actually is a pretty nice interface, good enough to rival the iPad -- and I love my iPad. The only real drawback is, of course, there is practically no
software for it. So maybe my decision to write software for it could eventually pay off.