Friday, November 2, 2012

Floss Checklist now on Amazon Appstore!

I finally caved and listed it.  :)

Floss Checklist

I'll be working on getting my other apps listed shortly.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Liebster Award!

Amanda Vanlandingham (best. name. ever.) got involved with the OpeWare suite of apps around October of last year I think.  She was a very shrewd app consumer in that she grilled me about what the apps did before purchasing.  :)  I like that in a user.  Better to have a user know what they're getting beforehand instead of them being disappointed in what they assumed they'd be getting afterwards.  Turns out what she was asking about wasn't in the apps, but they were great ideas.  Most of the well thought-out features of the apps come from user suggestions, hers were no exception and they got implemented.  To show her appreciation and support she bought all the apps.  :)

So at this point, Amanda is a friend more than a user.  To top it all off, she's given my blog (what little there is of it) an award!

I very much appreciate the recognition!

To explain what the Liebster Award is, I'll quote from Amanda's blog:
Liebster is a German word meaning favorite, dearest or beloved.  The Liebster Awards are awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers to spread the word and help newer bloggers gain wider recognition.

The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting.

1.  Choose 5 up and coming blogs (with less then 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

2.  Show thanks to the blogger who awarded the Liebster to you by linking back to them.

3.  Post the award on your blog.  List the bloggers you are giving awards to with links to their sites.  Comment on their blog to let them know you gave them the award.

4.  Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know.
Well, I don't really follow many blogs, so sadly I don't really know of anything that falls into condition 1...  But, I can definitely do condition 4.
  1. I met my wife via World of Warcraft.  Before moving in with me, we "dated" in real life 4 times.  We've been very happily married for 5 years in this May (2012).
  2. I really want to write a video game, preferrably on the phone.  My major challenge in this regard is that I'm terrible with graphics.  This kind of puts a damper on game writing...  But, I may have a design in mind that offers good gameplay without a heavy reliance on graphics.
  3. I was held prisoner of war for 5 years at Georgia Tech.  My release was in the spring of 2003 when I graduated with a Computer Science degree.  Go Dawgs!
  4. I love classical and romantic era opera.  My favorite composer is a toss-up between Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner.  Or Verdi.  When I do my woodworking or coding I'm generally listening to opera or symphony classics.
  5. I speak a little Italian and German.  I've traveled to each place several times.  Ich liebe Deutschland und Italien!
  6. BONUS FACT: I've had the same 3 best friends since 2nd grade.  We still live within an hour of each other and keep in contact daily.

I still don't do windows...

But I dabble in woodworking from time to time.  :)

It's that time of the year again where the mother-in-law is visiting for 6 weeks and this time my wife insisted I build a headboard for the spare bed.  Happy to!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Almost caught up!

Well, with the backlog of requested floss lists that is...  Here's what I've gotten done over the last few weeks:

So, just NPI Silks left.  I would've finished that one today but I didn't feel like going through that PDF and typing everything in today.  Everything else on this list fell into place pretty well with judicious use of copy, paste, and regular expressions (programmer thing).

Next stop: Yarn Inventory! Next week probably. :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Signing issues resolved!

Whew.  That was scary.  The worst part was not having a reliable way to test.  I'd update the app then have to wait 30 minutes for the market to update and test on my wife's phone.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Floss Checklist signing problems!

Sorry! If you purchase or update Floss Checklist and it says it's not properly signed let me know! I have reuploaded another update (1.9.02) but I don't know if it's signed correctly either!

Show of good faith!

Had a few problems getting my new PC setup for app development, but that's all behind me now.  As a show of good faith for all the stuff I need to do, I've added the Isacord flosses to Floss Checklist and uploaded it.  This is also a bit of a test to make sure my PC signs the updated apps correctly.  :)

Also, let me outline what I have on the horizon for the apps (in no particular order):

Floss Checklist 

  • Valdani
  • Rainbow Gallery
  • Caron Collection snow
  • DMC Perle 8, 12
  • Anchor Ritorto Fiorentino 8, 12
  • DMC Retors d'Alsace 5, 8, 12
Yarn Inventory
  • Email printable list to yourself.
Stitcher's Helper
  • Project/shopping list money totals.
  • A way to measure how long a project took.
  • Backup SH to SD Card (duh...  why didn't I think of this before).
Bead Checklist
  • Add more Miyuki bead types. 

So, over the next coming days/weeks I hope to have all of this done.  My weekends coming up are rather full sadly, so dev time may be a bit sparse.

Also, despite 20 or so purchases I still haven't gotten any feedback for Communication Helper.  I was really hoping folks would get in touch with me with feedback.  Anyway, if you're out there, email me!  I want to know how your experience has been so far!

Last bit of trivia, my plan is to make a game app before 2012 is over.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Coming Soon...

Hello! Pretty much the entire month of December I took off from my app dev. It seemed prudent with the holidays and my real job time off. In addition I've bought a new dev PC! You'll be happy to know I'm currently in the process of setting it up to start implementing all the great suggestions I received during my sabbatical.

Lots of new updates coming soon! Stay tuned!