So we’ve just shipped our first Android app followed by iPhone app.
I’m using a word “we” here because it’s work done by a team. However, truth is I wrote every piece of code by myself alone including UI and graphics. How did I do that while having full-time job? How did I manage to launch MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in short period of time? Well, here are few tips.
1) Spend two hours on coding before you go to work.
2) Test your app before you go to sleep.
3) Show what you have done during weekdays to your friend on Friday.
(Hence, you will receive some feedback by Monday morning if you are lucky.)
That’s all. Too simple and easy? Then try it for yourself. You will soon discover that two hours everyday add up to ten hours by Friday, which is almost equivalent to one full working day. Then you have another two full working days on weekend.
If you keep this behavior repeatedly and regularly, you are almost guaranteed at least three days a week to work on your product without scarifying your day job. Oh, there is one important message to those entrepreneurs out there looking for technical co-founder. Perhaps, this is considered as step zero.
0) Learn how to code.
I often see people building their product after they go home and working until midnight. That kind of behavior only works for night owls, and I usually don’t recommend it. Your brain is most awake in the morning so use it when it’s at the peak. Moreover, working until midnight isn’t good work-life balance at all.
Plus, I recommend you work out at least once or twice a week just to keep yourself refreshed.