Going Indie

Earlier this year my wife accepted a post-doctoral fellowship in Portland, Oregon. As part of the relocation we realized I'd need a job in Portland (staying in Waterloo while she was in Portland wasn't an option we were willing to consider). We realized that working on Primate Labs was actually an option; revenue has grown each year to the point where it started to look like a full-time endeavor.

Thus, I'm excited to announce that I'm "going indie". Thursday was my last day as a full-time Intel employee, and Monday will be my first day as a full-time Primate Labs employee. I'm also excited to announce that I'm (temporarily!) relocating to Portland, Oregon.

Now that I'm full-time, what will change? I'll be spending more time improving my products. I've got a lot of ideas for great new features and improvements for Geekbench and Wiinote and I'm looking forward to implementing them over the coming months. I'll also be able to provide faster responses to support requests.

As part of this transition I'd like to thank my customers for their patronage, feedback, and support. I'd also like to thank my wife, Deborah, for her patience and support over the four years of Primate Labs' existence. Working both a full-time job and a part-time business has meant we've had to make a lot of sacrifices. I'm hoping that by going indie I'll have more time for both my customers and for me and my family.

John Poole is the founder of Primate Labs and lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Deborah. You can find John on Twitter or .