I'm tinkering with two apps, they are not released to public yet.
Mom Words Jungle: Android Word Game
Wolf Kutaa: Android Choose Your Own Reading Adventure
What about SEO?
SEO is a very global term. To different people it means very different things. For example, I can create a fully custom website that is completely "SEO Optimized" and then I'm done. Next, your marketing firm will take all of your business's best key words, figure out what key words are being used by your competitors, and advise you to hire them ongoing to create content, whether that content is on Facebook, on a blog, or some other option, and use those key words to "SEO Market" your site. At this point, your developer could be out of the loop, and your marketing and sales team is kicked into gear to manage all of this SEO marketing work.
If you are looking for a developer to do both "SEO Optimization" and "SEO Marketing", you have to consider their strengths. Does the developer want to segue from a strictly code development career into content marketing? I have been in a position of being a developer for an ongoing client, who simply ran out of development work and so my boss converted me to SEO Marketing full time. After a year I realized that I had completely changed my career path, and I wasn't happy with my new career. I converted my little self right back to coding and allowed him to hire someone else to do his SEO Marketing because it was best for both of us.
Play to the strengths of your people. I often dabble in SEO Marketing, and am more than willing to be of help in any way that I can, yet I prefer to code rather than do SEO Marketing full time. SEO Marketing strategies have changed greatly over the years as well. The developer can and should be of help in finding an approach that best suits your particular business, and can be of help in finding an honest SEO Marketing firm or team, but I'd let those firms or departments that focus on SEO Marketing full time be the professionals that they are and do this type of work, while I continue with code development.
What is it I do now mainly and what direction do I want to go?
Custom PHP and ColdFusion web sites are my main focus. I have also greatly enjoyed creating PDF User Manuals, and inter-company instruction manuals, creating Company or School Standards and developer documentation, creating and voice-overing Video Training, Audio Editing, being a go-to for inter-company Tech Support, and creating and editing anything in Photoshop or InDesign. I do work with WordPress and other CMS systems (HubSpot, Joomla, etc.) but prefer creating web systems from scratch, or continuing development or optimization on custom systems that someone else began. I would clarify that I am strong in development, and not IT server setup nor server management. So, I.S. rather than I.T. - In other words, if you can kick it, I can't help you fix it (because it's machine related), but if you'd like to kick it but can't (because it's code or graphics), I can help you!
My particular strengths lie in UI for complex systems, and the psychology of how to lay out a page to best utilize and encourage user interaction, and promote user friendliness. Converting design into pixel perfect pages is also my express forté.
The direction I am forging ahead in is with Android Development using Java. I intend on getting my first app done this season.
I have the earnest drive to create, so I create a lot, both professionally and in my spare time. Code and graphics are my crafting mediums of choice.
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