Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Martian Invasion: Announcing MartianCraft

About four months ago, I joined together with my friend and co-author, Dave Mark and with Rob Rhyne, developer of the awesome Briefs prototyping tool, to form a new mobile software development company specializing in the iPhone and Android platforms. This software development firm is what I've somewhat cryptically been referring to "Super Secret Project A"¹, but its real name can now be revealed as: MartianCraft.

Our original plan had been to do a public announcement long before now, but something unusual (yet good) happened. Before we ever made our announcement, before we ran our first advertisement, before the ink was even dry on our incorporation papers, we got busy. Really, really busy. Our little covert, unannounced software development firm kept us too busy for the first few months to take on new clients. Even finding time to do all the various things that a new business needs to have done was quite a challenge.
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Having now finished two relatively major projects and a number of smaller ones, we've now got a chance to catch our breath and get all our ducks in a row. We've even got business cards (well, they're coming soon, at least) and some T-shirts to wear at WWDC. We may even have a few extra of those to give out.

We also have something else: the bandwidth to take on a new client or two. If you're looking to have an iPhone, iPad, or Android application developed, or if you've got an existing application in need of a little help drop us a line! We're also available for onsite training, code and architecture reviews, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and bachelor parties! Well, maybe not the last few.

1 Super Secret Project B will be revealed shortly after WWDC, so stay tuned!




19 comments:

Michael said...

Congratulations. Wish you all the luck plus I may use your services sometime!

Regards, Michael.

Adarsh said...

Nice to hear about your new venture. Wish you all the best...

thealpha said...

Congratulations!!! Best of luck!

floorjiann said...

Congratulations, hope your business will run well!

Tom Ortega said...

Sweet! Congrats...now about those shirts. Can I get one at WWDC? Also, can you be sure to add the text, "We're invading your world." or something on the back. :) LOL

A name like "MartianCraft' deserves a great tag line. Good on you for starting up a new biz.

Jeff LaMarche said...

Thanks for the wishes everyone.

Tom:

We've got a couple of slogans for the T-shirts. I think "We come in peace" is going to be our WWDC-specific tagline. "Martian Made" is our short tagline.

Graeme said...

Nice one guys, I wish you every success!

Mitch said...

Congrats and all the best!

Flipper01 said...

cool, make more good stuffs!

rosso8 said...

Congratulations! It is very exciting to see you launching a new company.

pghcoder said...

Congrats! I hope it goes well for you! Love the "We come in peace" thing. But no "Greetings, earthlings"?

Patrick Alessi said...

Congrats and good luck!!

After I'm finished with my book, I'm submitting my resume. You are hiring, right??

Don said...

Let me add my congrats! Best of luck to you guys.

Ivan said...

Congratulations!! Good Luck From Spain!!

Te deseo lo mejor, has sido mi profesor en esta plataforma (gracias a tus libros)

Buena suerte amigo.

John said...

Wow, that's great! Can't wait to see what you guys put out there. Best of luck.

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Congratulations on your new venture. You're going to have to do some SEO work on that name! Google search brings up top ranking: "Young martians in love toilet paper roll craft (templates and instructions)." :)

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