They say if you are going to build an application, building something that you want is the best way to start. I began building my app this weekend and it really got me motivated. I was able to use pretty much all of what I had learned so far in my first 3 weeks at Code Academy. It was amazing to see it all come together, seeing my wireframes and thoughts that had been on paper for so long actually starting to become a functioning application.
Getting back to my freelance work this week, it made me realize how much I want to finish this application as fast as I can. Almost everyday I would be using the application. It even would have saved me a headache this weekend of accidentally using an old HTML page with bad code that prevented the client from seeing the video. Arrgggh… but hey, I guess i just use that as motivation to get this thing done. My hope is that there are other freelance and small video production houses that could use my app too. I know they deal with the same problems of getting videos to their clients for review and always having some sort of hiccup that prevents viewing of the video. If there isn’t anyone else who would want to use it… that’s fine by me… I want it. That’s what keeps me going on building my app, it is really for me.
Research is the next step for me and my application. I need to find out what others do to have their clients review videos. I know a lot of the outlets that can and have been used, but getting hard facts is what will let me make this product shine.
If you are a video creator, how do you share videos with your clients for review? Share in the comments.