this was originally posted on my free wordpress blog here
Its painfully obvious that I’ve never developed for android before. Its taking me forever to just get the basics down. Layouts, resources, databases, views, actions, intents, etc. Let alone coming up with an idea that is worth developing. Maybe it’s good I don’t have that million dollar idea yet so I’m not too frustrated and worried about it slipping through my fingers as I slowly learn this platform/environment/API.
I’m getting there though. Slowly but surely.
Right now my idea of an application is nothing more than a basic sound board app. No, not farts. I’m working on a sound board of some of the great announcers in pittsburgh sports. Myron Cope, Mike Lange, Bob Errey, and if at all possible, some of the GunnerBob Prince.
So far its slow moving. Trying to find the right layout. (meaning I’m learning the layouts) I do have it playing a sound when an icon is clicked. Exciting shit right there. Beyond that I have my admob ads setup. (0.17 cents so far baby)
Ok stay tuned for random updates on this and other facets of my little brain.
I’m not a builder. I don’t have the “handy” gene that most of the men in my family have. Instead, I have the nerd gene. The gene that makes me look at something online and wonder how it is done. How I would have done it differently or better. With that being said I realized…
The Charlotte Checkers are having a contest to name fan of the year. The prizes are awesome and I would love to win. All I have to do is write an essay of 200 words or less answering the question: “If you were talking to someone that had never been to a Checkers game before,…
Every project in life makes us weigh pros and cons. Do we take the easy path at the risk of shoddy workmanship to only have to redo something later? Do we skimp out on some of the elements involved in order to save a few dollars? Should we get the job done the quickest way…
In an earlier post, where I ranted about the Charlotte Oberserver’s lack of coverage of the local hockey team, I alluded to the fact that I find the sports section of the site done incorrectly. Or maybe I should just come out and say that I don’t like it. Here is where I’ll give my own personal opinions of what is wrong.