Delta - From Part-Time to Full-Time

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I am very confident that Delta will be released this summer. Trust me, I’m ready to get Delta out there and begin working on my next projects, so I’m going to do everything in my power to meet that release timeframe.


As mentioned in that same post, earlier this year I was working for a startup between classes and homework as I finished my senior year of college. My intention was to earn enough money so I could then quit and work on Delta full time in order to finish it by summer’s end. However, despite continuing to work in my free time for the rest of the semester, by the time I graduated I didn’t have anywhere close to enough money to actually sustain myself until I finished Delta. Whoops.

Since it would be significantly more difficult to finish Delta if I were homeless, I realized I needed to find another job to sustain myself in the meantime. As a result, I started working full time for a second company over the summer, slowly saving up enough money to ensure I would be able to pay for rent and groceries and other adulting-things. This prevented me from working on Delta much over the summer, which is why I wasn’t able to get it done by summer’s end, despite the app still remaining relatively close to completion. However, I was able to make enough money to support myself for the rest of the year, which leads me to…

The Good News

As of today, I have officially quit my job, and for the first time ever am able to work on Delta full time with no other homework/jobs forcing me to divide up my time. This is huge, as I am now able to put in all the necessary effort to finish Delta once and for all 🎉

This week, my plan is to dive back in and continue working on Delta from where I left off and determine the remaining features and tasks necessary to release Delta 1.0. For this reason, I am not announcing a new estimated release date for Delta at this time1, but I hope to write another blog post next week with more details.

Quick Aside: Twitter Hiatus

Some of you may have noticed I’ve been less active on Twitter lately. This is mostly just because Twitter has become more and more stressful and overwhelming for me lately due to everything happening in America right now, but now that I’m working on Delta full time I’m planning on going back to being active on Twitter and answering questions you may have. So please, send any questions to @rileytestut and I’ll do my best to answer them!

I know you all are getting tired of waiting for Delta, but now that I have no other priorities competing for my time the days of unexpected delays should finally be over. From now on, expect steady continuous improvements to the app, and occasional blog posts with updates on progress (especially if more unexpected developments arise). And as always, thank you all so much for your incredible patience 💜

  1. Unofficially, I’m really trying to release Delta before January, if only so I can say Delta wasn’t delayed as much as Kingdom Hearts 3 was 🙃 

Riley Testut

Riley Testut

Independent iOS developer, USC student, and Apple fan.

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