Hobbyists, moonlighters, rogues—call them what you will, but developers who code in their free time are an important segment of the developer population. Their motives are many. Some build tools for their own use, while others seek to hone or broaden their skills. Of course, many also spend countless hours trying to create a sensational app in hopes of becoming an overnight millionaire, allowing them to independently finance more personal software projects!
For hobbyists, the absence of deadlines and project restrictions allows coding to revert to its original form as a creative endeavor. Hobbyists can decide on a whim to implement a feature, and if it doesn’t work out, there are no resource or professional repercussions. They can try out multiple approaches to solving a problem just because they want to. This freedom encourages a level of experimentation that may unfortunately be stifled in the developer workplace.
Thousands of developers have already taken advantage of Syncfusion Hobbyist licenses so far, and we’re always excited to see their work. Beray Benteşen, a Microsoft Student Partner and Windows Phone enthusiast, has used Syncfusion Windows Phone controls in his own travel app to provide a stellar user interface and user experience. You can check out more on his app, Le’ Travel, on his blog.
Beray Benteşen’s app featuring Syncfusion Windows Phone controls
*A Hobbyist license can only be used by an individual developer, not by or for the benefit of any other company or organization.