Posted on Sat 04 March 2017

Monthly Review: February 2017


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What went well this month

Exist revenue. Thanks to the press we got in January, which I mentioned in my last monthly review, our revenue has been much better this month. We're still a long way from paying two salaries, but it's nice to see movement after 2016 being such a slow year for Exist.

Playgrounds Conference. I went to my first ever conference, an Apple and Swift conference here in Melbourne. It was exhausting but also really, really great. I've been really pumped up about my iOS work ever since, and I'm hoping the high will last a while yet. After the conference I put together this ever-growing list of blog posts, slides, and source code from the talks at Playgrounds. I was also inspired to write this open-source doc with ideas for conference organisers and speakers to make tech events more diverse and inclusive. Please contribute to it if you have ideas!

Piano lessons. After trying various apps that promised to teach me to play piano, I finally decided I wasn't getting far enough on my own. I started weekly piano lessons in February and so far I'm really enjoying them.

Released a new feature in Exist for iOS. One of my favourite features in the Android Exist app shows you your mood rating and note from this day a year ago (if you have that much data in Exist) after you rate today. It's been a long time coming to iOS, but I finally released this feature in February.

February goals

✖️ Finish login screen for Larder's iOS app

✔️ Release a beta update for the Exist iOS app including one new feature

✔️ Publish two more cartoons

✖️ 4 bike rides: 0/4

February's focus habit


Books read



Goals for March

  • 4 bike rides
  • Finish Larder for iOS login screen
  • Release Larder for iOS beta version
  • Release first beta of Exist for iOS with Apple Health sleep integration
  • Release some open-source code
  • 4 posts across the following blogs: mine, Larder, Hello Code

Focus habit for March

Morning workouts: min. 5/week

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