RIP TenSpeed

May 3, 2016

I've been struggling a lot recently with motivation with my programming activities. Things have been progressing much slower than I'd like, and I'm not sure that anyone actually cares about what I'm doing. I've been on my own with Wiresmoke since my friends Paul and Sarah went travelling the world in January. I'm not blaming them in any way for the slow progress - they've worked hard and made good decisions to be able to take the time out. I was hoping for some of that to rub off on me when I brought them in, so I do confess to feeling a bit abandoned. Things have come to a head this morning when I woke from a nasty dream.

I've therefore decided to knock wpCycle TenSpeed, my cycling app for Windows Phone 8 8.1 10 for Mobile, on the head. A large part of this is due to the struggles I've had with working with Bluetooth LE devices in Windows. It's also down to discovering Ride Journal, an existing app which covers just about everything I've wanted to put into my app. Ride Journal's author, Paul Coles of Rosher Consulting, seems a good chap, and has taken my idea of importing routes created with CycleStreets on board in Ride Journal's UserVoice feedback system. This will hopefully give me more time to work on Wiresmoke and the C# Transport API client I've been playing with. Time will tell...