Since the 1st of August I am an independent iOS developer. I quit my job. I said goodbye to my permanent contract and associated benefits. Why this step? Why on earth would I give up my job security and trade it in against a “big unknown”?
Since my first encounter with modern mobile devices, I am deeply impressed by the innovative nature of both hardware and software. The product development culture that focuses entirely on user experience, with an eye for the smallest details, inspires me greatly. Mobile technology and multitouch have given a huge boost to man-machine interaction.
I my daily work I strongly felt that I missed out on these developments. My job could not inspire me anymore. There was not enough space to apply and further develop my skills. I felt that my personal and professional development stalled.
I’m not the type of person to sit still and continue that way. It was time for action! So I resigned, to start as an independent iOS developer. I am now working full time to develop apps for the Apple App Store. I am challenged to create products that my customers really like, products that I can be proud of. It’s the kind of work I love to do!
The secure feeling of the monthly payslip has disappeared. In return I get freedom, energy, inspiration. This boosts my creativity and entrepreneurship.