I'm currently in the process of building a mobile app. The likelihood of making money from this app is slim. At the very least, this project is something that means a lot to me, since this product is something that I myself need in my life.
The app is a customizable personal wellness tracker that is entirely private. It seems silly, given how saturated this space is. But I've personally felt a lot of frustration with the health/wellness trackers that currently exist in App Stores. They are either far too cluttered, in partnership with some corporate entity with whom I do not want to share my health data, or lacking in customization options.
My goal is to build the product that I currently need in my life and can't seem to find in the App Store.
I struggle with the idea that it is "pointless" to build an app that meets the very specific need of only one person (me). Is it worth the time, effort, and frustration to build an app that probably won't make me a dime?
At the same time, the level of delight it would bring me to create the product that is missing from my life might just validate the whole endeavour...
I'll be posting more about my app development peaks and valleys on my blog (N.B.: right now it's just stuff about my cat).