I’m constantly having ideas for side-projects and apps, some useful, some just plain stupid (Virtual torch anyone?). However, to give myself a bit of focus, I will be aiming to work on the following main projects in 2023.
IndiePass is the new version of Indigenous, designed to allow for posting, and reading content within the Fediverse and beyond. After a couple of false starts and dead-ends in getting going, I’m now quite happy with how the new version is going to look, rebuilt from scratch with a unified codebase using Flutter, focusing first on the mobile apps for Android & iOS, then releasing an updated desktop version later in the year.
My main goal for IndiePass is to make it as easy as possible to quickly post updates to your own site, and interact with content from your feeds, just as you would with any other social media app, without needing to be overly familiar with the inner workings of Micropub & Microsub.
More information on IndiePass can be found at https://indiepass.app
IndieFit (Fitness Tracker)
From exploring what is possible with Flutter, and the kind of content I want to post to my site, it makes sense to create a dedicated app for posting fitness activities that integrate with Apple’s Healthkit and Google Fit. While this could technically be included in the main IndiePass app, it makes sense to me to make a separate app for this particular use case.
Be More Active
Throughout the year
With the mix of Lockdowns, and working from home over the past couple of years, I’ve been spending more and more time at home and usually on my laptop or XBOX. Unless anything major changes, I’m going to be making more of an effort to actually go out and do more in 2023, and possibly even sign up for a half marathon later in the year.