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Today marks one year since the first day of my "working sabbatical" - 11/1/2015. A status report, for the curious:

In this 1-year, I made ~38 mobile apps (including some "duplicates") across both Android & Apple App Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Pluribus+Web
https://itunes.apple.com/…/developer/brian-lukis/id883212120

These 38 apps in total receive 343 users per day (daily average "sessions", over October 1-31, 2016). I call this a "big accomplishment", though 343 users/day doesn't exactly make a career. I learned a lot, of course. I'll continue to maintain (and grow?) these apps, but I think that project is wrapped up now, at least as such a dedicated life project.

As for what's next, I've just recently become involved in an early startup around adult literacy & education. First, we're going to make an app, in pursuit of this XPrize:
http://adultliteracy.xprize.org/

So that's what I'm up to for now. Only a few weeks in though - we'll see how it progresses, and what the future holds. :)
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Watch the Earth rotate beneath you from the perspective of ISS, in real-time!

ISS Live View (my latest app, out now on Android)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.plurib.isssim
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I'm about to embark on a personal app creation challenge. I want to make some large number of apps (20? 25?), as fast as I can.

Here's the first (3.5 days) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.plurib.mchdraw

But I need more ideas!

Rules:
1. it can be dumb; preferably something you might use
2. point of the app expressed in 5 words or fewer
3. already exist >1 apps with "similar" functionality

All rules are meant to be interpreted loosely. I want to add some >10,000 downloads (or something) to #3 (the idea being that I want to compete somewhere where there could be existing demand), but I'm not picky. Quantity over quality.

Go!
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My takeaways:
​Like a lot of changes in ASP.NET lately, a lot of things in "vNext" remind me of things I liked in classic ASP & PHP.  (All things old are new again.)

- "there’s no direct dependency on MsBuild to build/package a project."

​- "ASP.NET vNext allows a welcome no-compilation workflow where you can make changes to source code and see the changes reflect as soon as you refresh your HTTP content."

​- "The vNext project system also treats folders as a project—there’s no longer a file that holds references to each of the files in a project like your typical .csproj file, but rather a project is simply a folder and any file that is recognized is compiled."

​- "The ASP.NET Web Pages framework is also integrated into this combined MVC framework and uses the very same Razor View Engine implementation as MVC, so that the differences between MVC and standalone Web Pages go away. Web Pages is perhaps the most underused framework in ASP.NET"

​​- "ASP.NET vNext is a major change that is as big as the step was from the original, classic Active Server Pages to ASP.NET."
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Abbey Road continued!
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6/29/15
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Abbey Road June 2015
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Probable Date Calculator 3000 icon refresh!
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