▼davidbhayes — 3 years ago — permalinkSorry, Chuckg. I'm just now seeing this.
Fred and I definitely agree 100% that a phone app would really make Medivate much more useful to people. It's basically at the top of our "would love to build" list, but we're a bit strapped for time and expertise. For now Medivate doesn't put food on the table, so we're not able to do much more than the bare minimum to keep it going. We definitely don't intend to abandon the project, and will almost certainly have a smartphone app someday. But unfortunately it probably won't be within 12 months of now.
▼Chuckg — 3 years ago — permalinkI've been in computers for years and you have my complete sympathies. When GUIs came to my attention in the late 80s, I found them too complicated to work on for myself. Now that I see the work involved in a mobile app, I just laugh and that the stars that I'm retired.
▼davidbhayes — 3 years ago — permalinkYah, that's definitely an idea we've considered before, and maybe should think about again.
Basically we have two constraints re: Medivate right now — time and ability.
And the hard thing about Kickstarter, etc is that that they don't really solve either of those problems, and in a manner of thinking might actually make it worse. At a minimum, you've got to put together and promote the campaign, and in many cases you also have the overhead of creating and fulfilling the "prizes" for your backers. Which is to say nothing of the overhead of managing their demands and expectations before and after the campaign. As I do the balance in my head, I think we'd probably end up with a wash on time on the deal, and it'd have no real impact on our ability to deliver. Maybe I'm wrong and we could easily raise enough to pay back the time of the campaign and a lot more. Speaking for myself, I'm not yet completely comfortable with the wager.
Thanks for the thoughts though. And your vote in support of our doing a thing like that definitely moves the needle in my head a bit about the possibility of bringing that back into our possible roadmaps. We really appreciate your support!