When I began working on Spindl, it was only a small utility I used to track my time. When I decided I would release Spindl in the Ubuntu Software Centre, I set out to make into into a tool that helps people get things done, plain and simple.
Unfortunately, time has become a non-existent commodity for me between two jobs and attending college courses. Low sales figures also made it hard to justify working on a project that isn’t, in some large way, helping me pay rent or study. Not being able to provide my best work due to time and resource constraints was somewhat saddening.
So it is with great enthusiasm that I would like to announce that I will be advancing development of Spindl under Fingertip Tech!
Fingertip Tech is owned by Michael Dominick of Coder Radio, is my current employer, and is an all-around awesome place to work. Fingertip Tech has agreed to acquire Spindl and pay me to continue working on it. This ensures that I can continue to fix bugs, add features, and make enough to buy groceries.
Spindl has a bright future ahead and I am ecstatic to finally get the time and resources needed to make Spindl into an application that further meets the needs and expectations of its users.
A great thanks goes out to Fingertip Tech and a roaring applause to those of you who already use Spindl and have give feedback. Your contributions have helped me get this far, and soon, we will take Spindl even farther.
I finally have a way to pay my bills by making software on Linux.
I couldn’t be happier.