Hey you, welcome! My name is Jonathan Gillman. My App Journey started in 2012 when I purchased the HTC Dream aka T-mobile G1 smartphone. This was the first Android phone that I owned at the time. It wasn’t after a few days that I thought of creating apps for the Google Play Store. I self-taught myself how to create apps using native code. The first app I ever created was a “Death Clock”. This idea is silly, a fictional or sometimes satirical concept that’s been used in popular websites back then. I remember when I first made my first $1 from the app. It gave me the impression that making money as an independent app developer is possible.
Over time I eventually gained more sales but deleted that app and created more valuable apps, some have failed but others still have hundreds of thousands of downloads. It wasn’t until I purchased my first iPhone and my goodness. Releasing my apps on Apple’s ecosystem was and still is to this day, a blessing.
My apps help students generate in-text citations and references for essays, sparking ideas for writing thesis statements, real estate investing, personal finance, and some automation tools. I have others in the works in different niches coming soon as well.
The fun comes from drawing out my app ideas and building them in native programming languages from Android, iOS, macOS, and Win11. The added revenue is a plus. I get a kick when receiving fan mail on how my apps have helped students through college. So, keep them coming and please rate my apps. It seems only the negativity gains attention but if everyone saw schools are using my apps and recommending them to successful stories it would gain a lot more downloads.
I’m always an email away from helping with feature requests and any issues with the apps. Just let me know how I can help.
Cheers, to many more years!