The Importance of Shipping

When I first learned to develop mobile apps, I was addicted to shipping. Shipping as in, releasing a product into the wild. Putting it out for others to see. I released personal apps from home. I released enterprise apps at work. I was constantly shipping products. This practice taught me a few valuable lessons.

Shipping helps overcome fear.

Practice it enough times and it becomes easier. The fear has never gone away for me. I still often have a moment of doubt. “This isn’t perfect yet.” “Somebody else would make this better” “I’m not a…