3 Successes. 3 Failures.

Open Huntsville CO|LEARN

@NagleCode

Paper Airplane?

Success

Podcast
App

Packet Sender

Book
2015 - 2011 - 2013-2014

Failure

Web Hosting & Design
Mobile Packet Sender
PayDownCalc.com
2007-2011 2014-2015 2012 -

Classic Career Question

Would you?

  • write stories if nobody read them?
  • compose songs if nobody heard them?
  • paint canvases if nobody saw them?
  • code apps if nobody used them?

Failure


  • 2007-2011
  • Web Hosting and Design
  • I am bad at sales

Packet Sender

~120 daily downloads


packetsender.com
github.com/dannagle/PacketSender

Packet Sender Origin Story

  • Needed to send a packet
  • All the current tools were bad
  • Bought the domain on Sep 25, 2011
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
-Leonardo da Vinci

Iterating towards success

  • 2011: Android-only
  • 2011: Website used WordPress
  • 2012: Win/Mac versions
  • 2013: Linux version
  • Late 2013: UI and performance overhaul
  • Late 2013: Website overhaul static
  • Late 2013: Amazon-hosted installers
  • 2015: Abandoned mobile versions.
  • 2015: Open Source

HTML5 Game Engines

Book published by CRC Press

  • Proposed: Nov 21, 2012
  • Published: April 28, 2014


Book has not sold well. However...

Success

  • Too ambitious
  • Too much programming
  • Too expensive: Still $40+
  • HTML5 Gaming moves too fast


Bucket List: Get a book published. ✓

Pay Down Calc

Failure

2012 -

Nice app, but it cannot be found on Google.

Podcast Origin Story

  • Developer-oriented podcasts usually boring
  • Huntsville needs a good podcast!
  • Began work April 1, 2015
  • Writing, Website, CDN, RSS, iTunes, recording, editing...
  • Published Oct 5, 2015

Success?

  • Episode 1 published
  • Feedback so far is postive
  • Episode 2 currently in editting

Questions?


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