For those of you that follow this travel blog, I wanted to let you know that I just started a new blog called the “2 Hour Appreneur“. The new blog is the result of a new experiment I am trying out. For the last year, I have been infatuated with mobile apps and people who build them.
Since I love business and life hacking, I thought I would perform an experiment to determine if a person can start a business building iPhone/iPad/Android apps and work only about 2 hours a day doing it. During this journey, I will document everything along the way.
If you are interested in this topic and would like to get an email each time I post to it, go to http://2hourappreneur.wordpress.com, scroll to the bottom right of the page and look for something that says “Follow Blog via Email“. Enter your email there and you will receive the blog automatically when I post a new one.
I started this blog about 2 weeks ago and I already have 533+ followers! Wow!
What Have You Missed So Far?
I started the blog about 2 weeks ago and have posted 2 blogs so far:
- Build a Mobile App Business Working 2 Hours a Day? – In this blog I explain how and why I came up with the idea of this experiment.
- What App Should I Build? – Talks about how to choose what app you should consider building if you want to become an #appreneur.
What’s Going On With Us?
Lynn and I are still in Fort Collins, Colorado hanging out with our boys, visiting breweries, hiking, cycling, and working out. Here are a few recent pictures from our escapades:
Hiking in Fort Collins
We found a cool hiking trail called “The Devils Backbone”. It is a moderately easy trail, taking about 1.5 hours to complete. It ascends up the side of a mountain with an incredible view of the valley below seen through a natural hole in the rock formations, called the “Keyhole”.
I also found a hike at Shields Ponds that slinks next to the Poudre River, circling back by a working farm. I took this picture of a old truck that was still being used on the farm today. Very cool.
We found a really long cycling trail in Windsor, just a few miles from Fort Collins. It is snakes along the Poudre River and runs through cattle farms, neighborhoods, and nature preserves. I am not sure exactly how long the trail is but my guess is that it is around 25 to 30 miles one way. Lynn and I purchased road bikes recently and have been trying them out on these trails.
Exploring New Breweries
We have also been exploring new breweries. In my last blog post, I talked about the huge population of breweries in Fort Collins. It is true, here are a few more.
Update on the App Development of aMemoryJog
As many of your know, I blogged about developing a web based product and an accompanying mobile app that allows you to track all your passwords, loyalty cards and just about anything else that is easily forgettable — putting all of that info at your fingertips.
The web version of this is done and I am getting several hundred people downloading it each month. I subcontracted out the app development and it should be selling for the iPhone in the Apple App Store in July or August. Here is what it looks like. If you haven’t done it yet, download a free trial here. The iPhone edition will have both a free and paid edition, so you could use it for free once it hits the App Store in a couple of months.
What’s Next for Us?
Lynn and I will be heading back to the Florida for May to enjoy the sun and surf before summer begins. We are planning a summer trip to Utah to visit some of their incredible state parks, a trip to Greece in the fall and a trip to Ireland for Thanksgiving. Lots of exciting days ahead!