Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New blog

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that I've just opened a new blog @ Wordpress.com: https://gabortorok.wordpress.com/. Whilst this one is for posts about my passion & profession, the other is rather about my private life. I mean as much as it can be private when I blog about it. :)



Monday, July 13, 2009

Change from mobile

Hungary. My mother country. A small one, actually, in the heart of Europe. Mobile penetration is relatively high, although the vast majority is feature- and low-end phones and not smartphones. Definitely not a good market for smartphone applications - people don't have too much money to spend. There are not too many software companies, either, doing mobile development.

Take a family with a few kids. Far away from any help from grandparents. Would be great to move closer to them, but the country is so centralized that one cannot afford leaving the capitol without risking to lose the opportunity to work in mobile industry. Besides, the sheer size of Budapest (i.e. the capitol) requires hours of commuting each day - time spent with being away from family without any meaning.

Which option to choose: stay and work in mobile, but suffer from distances and the lack of help OR move and enjoy less hassle, but work in a so-far not-well-known industry?

I chose the latter.

Not as if the new work wasn't exciting. It's just different and I don't know how much I'll be missing mobile from which I got a lot, to which I gave a lot, from which I didn't get as much as I expected.

Perhaps it's time to be passionate about something different. Time will tell if it was a good decision.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Android and the threat of fragmentation

It's an honour to be asked to write an article for Vision Mobile blog. But I did it and it's available at http://www.visionmobile.com/blog/2009/07/android-and-the-threat-of-fragmentation/.