Would you be interested in me creating a native (macOS maybe?) desktop app that would manage your blog, geared at developers? I’ve been struck by how, over the years, I’ve had so many great work opportunities that have come my way through tech blogging, and how so few developers do it - surely they should, and if it was easier, maybe they would?
Please let me know, I really want to know if it’s worth investing time and effort into this, if it seems like an idea that could help people or if it would just be a waste of time and effort.
So I’ve created a prototype (the screenshot was above) for what I’d like to call ‘Chalkinator’. Basically with it you’d set up your site, choose your template, manage your posts, and voila you have a tech blog.
So what’s with the bizarre name? Well, the thesaurus came up with ‘chalk’ as a synonym for write; my kids love watching ‘Odd Squad’ where agents use their gadgets to solve all sorts of weird problems, and all the gadgets end with ‘inator’… and so, this crazy portmanteau was born :)
Anyway I repeat, please let me know if this is a good idea or not. You can get in touch at [email protected]. Thanks for reading :)
Thanks for reading! And if you want to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you: chris.hulbert at gmail.
(Comp Sci, Hons - UTS)
iOS Developer (Freelancer / Contractor) in Australia.
I have worked at places such as Google, Cochlear, Assembly Payments, News Corp, Fox Sports, NineMSN, FetchTV, Woolworths, and Westpac, among others. If you're looking for help developing an iOS app, drop me a line!