There’s a sub-par level of transparency in the software development industry.
So I waited. Waited for the semester to end so I would have more free time. Waited for a good, affordable developer to magically appear out of nowhere, but of course to no avail. By December, I had spoken to over 100 people that this product would benefit and they were all behind it. But I still couldn’t find a developer. Sound familiar? I decided to put the venture on hold until a dev came my way. Mistake number 1.
Stop waiting around for a miracle to happen. Act now.
Around spring break, I got a notification on my phone that one of my friends has invited me to download a certain app. Then I got another one. Then I got 15 more. I thought to myself, damn, if all these people are inviting me to join the app, it must be good.
When I opened it up and explored, I’m not kidding when I say that this app was almost identical to my idea. The difference was, it was on the market and mine wasn’t. That day, I came to terms with the harsh reality that no matter what your parents tell you when you’re growing up, your “brilliance” has the contention of many others.