If you are using any of our apps, you will be prompted to upgrade sometime this week (if you haven’t already been prompted). We are integrating Google+ functionality into all of our non-game Android Apps. This will give users the option to +1 the apps from the “About” page inside the app and not have
I love to watch the clock tick over with this app. It went live in September and has been climbing steadily since. Yesterday, Ear Spy reached 200,000 total installs on Google Play. This number is small when you add in Amazon, iTunes, and Samsung–but Google Play has the largest adoption of any of the markets
I’ve mentioned before how difficult it can be to code for the Android platform. There are so many different types of phones that you cannot test them all. You adhere to the standards and hope for the best (a lot like coding for the browser). Yesterday, I got two very different emails about Ear Assist.
Software development is not about the user. Software development is about Gantt charts. You can’t develop decent software if you don’t have a decent gantt chart. No, wait. I change my answer. Software development is about the CV of the developer. This is what is important, really. The developer should be concentrating on what technology
This weekend, I created a new video for “Secret Agent: Mandarin“– our vocabulary game to help learn Chinese Mandarin. Here is the video here. I’m also creating versions for our other games: Secret Agent: Cantonese Secret Agent: French Secret Agent: Hindi Secret Agent: Korean Secret Agent: Portuguese Secret Agent: Russian Secret Agent: Spanish Secret Agent:
The current problem with Learning Apps – Toddlers don’t have iPhones I spent a lot of time this weekend looking through the Education category of Google Play looking at apps that help you learn things. I saw pages and pages of Pandas, Kittens, and Bubbles. Learning Apps on mobile are, apparently, intended for children only.
Why we have ads in mobile apps. I really struggled with the idea of putting ads on our apps. It’s funny. As soon as you have an app that is doing well, people don’t congratulate you on how well the app is doing. They don’t ask who is using it most. They don’t ask where
I read a great blog post over at edenspiekermann yesterday. It talks about the occasional need for hacking. It’s always (rightly) viewed in a bad light, but sometimes it is necessary. The post ends with a quote Mark Zuckerberg: “Done is better than perfect.” It’s a great quote and it was a great post. The post
Google Glass is Awesome, but what do we do with it? As a geek to the core, I can’t wait to try Google Glass. I seriously have looked at their web page dozens of times trying to think about how the next Overpass app could be a Glass app. It is just so awesome! It
Android vs iPhone: My thoughts Here are of my opinions about iPhone and Android . . . Android is risky. Anyone can create an app that will do anything with your phone and be able to put it on Google Play. No one will vet it for viruses or to make sure it does not