I've been in love with coding since I was 15. That time I've discovered the opportunities of Linux, and even tried to make my own distribution of GNU/Linux. Since then I tried myself in various areas of development: web, game and Android. As every newbie, I've created a few small games that just take some megabytes on my Bitbucket now. )
Quality, customizability and clean design are the things that I value in digital products most. Therefore when I don't find something I really need that meets those standards, I just make a brand new app ) That's actually why I started to make my own apps as an indie-developer.
I've been working on my first Android app, Prana Breath, in my free time, when I was a payed employee. A few months of work – and in June 6th 2015 Prana Breath 1.0 was released! Later on, as the users kept asking me for some time-consuming features, I decided to implement Guru version, a payed version of the app, so I can have some financial support to devote more time to this project. I don't like all of those annoying ads and don't want to make money forcing users to get rid of the ads. In a few months after Guru version had been implemented I was able to leave my regular job and to devote all my working time (about 11 hours a day) to my projects.
I use my own products daily, and my “to-implement-lists” are that huge that I wish I had 48 hours in a day ) The users of my apps all over the world keep adding more ideas, as well as the inspiration for my work. If you have read that far, thank you! )
I am Oleksandr's wife, and his “right hand” in charge of user support on Google Play, Amazon, forum and social media, as well as of wiki-articles. I write all the texts you see within the app and on this wiki, and also do the translation to Russian and Ukrainian. Also we are discussing the apps' design and UI during (and sometimes instead of) our evening tea.
Honestly, once my husband had published his very first app, I didn't think that could be more than a hobby, as I really underestimated how many people need a nice app for breathing gymnastics practice. But once the app gained its popularity and got so much inspiring feedback, I realized that's exactly what is perfect for Oleksandr to do – to keep coding and enjoy the fact his work makes a difference. So he does! And I gladly help him in what I can an when I can (luckily small kids do sleep sometimes), to make this world a better place!
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