I’m hoping to get some up-to-date perspective on a quandary of mine: what to do with an old software project I worked on, off and on, for more time than I’d care to admit (years).
It’s desktop software in the personal development domain, definitely B2C, tested on Windows and Linux but could be made to run on OSX (if I bought a used Mac). I started off as a non-coder and taught myself enough to get the project to this point, worked on it 100% just me through some tough years, and then for various reasons let it go into never-launched abandonware.
Checking just now, it seems I have about 60 bugs left, but would like to maybe add a few more features (though I know the wisdom on this is launch, not add more). But even just these 60 bugs would probably take me 6 months of committed effort to do on my own (history has shown that bug-fixing often uncovers new bugs, so it’s like kill 3 and uncover 2 more). And my life has other areas that need serious attention. In fact, after years of saying, “this has to be done by December 31st” I no longer trust my ability much to follow through with that.
I’d love to be able to say this project amounted to something. But I first got the idea for this so long ago that the tech scene was a completely different ecosystem (pre-iPhone!). I’m wondering if desktop, B2C, low-price ($20-$40?) software sold via a website and payment processor is still viable to make even humble side money? ($200/mo?).
If this forum is only for SaaS or mobile apps now, pardon my bumbling, but I wasn’t sure where else to ask. Thanks for any insight!