Hey there! I'm Aryaman Sharda.
I started making iOS apps back in 2015 and fell in love with the process. Even now, seven years later, I'm still having as much fun as I did when I was in my dorm room trying to wrap my head around Objective-C, Interface Builder, and Provisioning Profiles. To know that I could spend a weekend hacking away on a project with friends and have it available for download on the App Store a few hours later was thrilling.
Over the years, I have worked at innovative companies like Porsche, Scoop Technologies, and now Turo, but I have always favored the sense of independence and creative expression that came with building your own apps.
The appeal of a career in software development for me was in its ability to provide value to others and iOS Development delivered on that potential in spades. Over the years, while my interests have expanded to include 3D printing, electronics, and web development, there isn't a weekend that goes by where I'm not working on a new app or side-project.
As I continued to release new projects, it was always disheartening to see them fail to get traction. Even with the conventional approach of building in public and sharing your launch on Reddit, ProductHunt, and HackerNews, it was hard to compete with creators with established audiences and companies with larger marketing budgets.
Indie Watch is my attempt at leveling the playing field.
The mission is to highlight the accomplishments and creativity of independent developers by providing a platform for them to share their ideas, their passion projects, and their stories.
Every week, you'll receive a sampling of the best indie iOS apps, profiles of up-and-coming developers, and the occasional iOS freebie.
Although Indie Watch is still in its infancy, I hope it will eventually become a place where iOS developers can find useful resources, co-founders, beta testers, and a supportive community as we help one another navigate the world of indie software development.
I hope you like it.