Category ‘Android’

Au revoir, flashcards

September 29, 2014 |  4 responses  

After several months of being posted in Apptopia, just last week I completed the sale of all my flashcard apps (and widgets)! If you recall, the flashcard apps were my very first apps, way back in 2011. It was a different world then. I started developing these apps even before having an Android device, and…     Read more »

Thank you, Earth

April 2, 2014 |  1 response  

One of the satisfactions that developing software brings is knowing that your work helps others. I popped into Google Analytics today and decided to see in which countries my flashcard apps have been used since the end of January, when I added analytics. A nice surprise was to see that in just about 2 months…     Read more »

And my third game is…

March 23, 2014 |  2 responses  

… again, not really mine. Given the latest big thing and the extremely permissive MIT license it’s distributed under, I went ahead and wrapped it in an APK and published it in Google Play. Yes, it’s yet another 2048 app. But in my defense, it wasn’t just copy-paste. For example I had to code some…     Read more »

Say hello to Joe. Jetpack Joe.

February 24, 2014 |  7 responses  

I’ve always thought that: A large percentage of code can be easily reused to make more stuff Making stuff doesn’t have to be expensive I didn’t set out to prove this, but I think I did with my second published game in 2 weeks! Meet Jetpack Joe. My first game, Flappy Reloaded, wasn’t exactly really…     Read more »

Another Flappy Bird clone?

February 21, 2014 |  No responses yet  

I don’t remember exactly what went through my mind at the moment, but given the Flappy Bird craze and subsequent Flappy Bird clone craze, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot myself. I’ve tried other clones and I haven’t found one that I really like. It’s not just the flying…     Read more »

Next ideas

June 11, 2013 |  4 responses  

As you read in my previous posts, I currently have some “extra time” on my hands due to the unexpected end of ThankBee. I’m just about finished with the Electrician Calculator for iOS and hope to send it off for Apple’s review process in a couple of weeks. So, I’m thinking about my next steps….     Read more »

If you’re reading this, you already have everything you need to make your first app

May 23, 2013 |  No responses yet  

A fellow developer asked me the following questions via email: I don’t have a smartphone, so I haven’t really had the opportunity to break into app development. What are your thoughts on starting as an app developer? Do you feel like it was easy to get started? How did you come up with the ideas?…     Read more »

New, turbocharged sales page

April 16, 2013 |  3 responses  

I needed a quick break from all the stuff I’m doing, so I decided to finish something I had started a while ago: a remake of the Electrician Calculator’s sales website. I’m pleased to say it’s finished and totally awesome (if I may say so).   Before and after The following image shows the before…     Read more »

Conclusion of the Ad experiment – We have a winner

March 13, 2013 |  4 responses  

If you guys remember from January 2012, I started a small experiment to determine if a totally free, ad-supported version would make cents for me (yes, it’s the same pun. It’s just too good to not use again). Today I happened to collect some financial stats and we have a clear winner! Lately, given that…     Read more »

For your next app localization, choose Japanese

March 6, 2013 |  3 responses  

I was just browsing around when I found this article from App Annie, stating that last November Japan exceeded the US in Google Play revenue. This means, if you normally just publish apps in English or Spanish, you’re missing out on a huge market. I personally have tried to include as many Western languages as…     Read more »