For the last week I have spent my mornings working on a bigger real-time chat service that is intended to sell to other app developers looking to add chat into their games without the hassle of writing and running their own servers to do it.
Turns out it might have been too much for me to bite off right now.
Since starting my new job revenue from my apps has waned and my ability to pay for the servers is now getting tight. I will take a two pronged approach:
- Re-evaluate my server usage on Amazon AWS and look for opportunities to cut expenses
- Publish more apps to make more revenue and pay for the servers.
For now my chat service is on hold while I try to get some quick wins with some simple apps.