By now, most of us have heard the phrase ‘web development is dead’.
There have been countless articles published on this topic over the years.
But do you know what the term web development actually means?
And what it means for you as a developer?
Well, if you’re a developer, then this article is for you.
And if you don’t like this article, then I suggest you look at a few of my previous articles.
If you’ve been following along with this blog, you’ll know that I have a passion for web development.
I have been a developer for nearly ten years and have built dozens of websites and apps.
Most of my apps are very popular.
But my favourite is probably a game called Doki Doki Panic.
I started developing this game back in 2010 and I was so proud of it.
It was a platformer that was inspired by a Japanese TV series.
It had a story about a young girl who is the victim of a tragic accident.
You play as a young boy and you have to save the girl from the evil monsters lurking around.
It’s a very unique and memorable game.
It took me a long time to make DokiDokiPANIC but I was able to make it so much better.
It has such a huge community and is loved by developers worldwide.
It also has a very strong community on Reddit, which I’m very thankful for.
It is also the first app that I worked on that didn’t use Facebook’s free app store.
So, it’s a big reason why I was happy to get the support of Facebook.
I had already been doing the same thing for years, but with a smaller app.
But when they told me about the free app marketplace, I was completely hooked.
I was thrilled to get this chance to make a huge hit for them.
In the first month of 2016, I launched DokiPANGUPS, a free app for Android.
I didn’t have any plans to monetize this app but I did have one idea.
I decided to make some customisations and make a free game.
The only thing I had to change was the name of the game.
I wanted to use the word ‘Doki’.
It was such a simple change but it really helped me get people to support me.
So, I took the game and started to make fun of it, using it as a way to make money and make it easier for me to keep doing what I loved.
But the response to Doki has been amazing.
It helped me understand how to make the app better.
I think that it helped me realize how to monetise my app and how to keep it growing.
It just showed me how to be innovative.
I feel that DokiPandups helped me to be creative in my own way and it helped my game reach a wider audience.
I also have been working on other apps for a long period of time.
I worked as a freelance writer and as a web developer.
I’ve always been curious about the web development world and how it works.
I’m always looking for opportunities to share my knowledge.
I hope that my articles help you too.