Sunday, May 13, 2012

I actually finished the prototype.  By finished I mean that I get the point across without spending too mu time on the details yet.  Next up, write the business proposal, that should be interesting.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Project

The most difficult part of starting a new project is nurturing the motivation and excitement of the radical idea and transforming it into development time.  I am noticing that I am spending too much time dreaming about the idea inserted of building it.

In order to best use my time I am going to set deliverables.  Even if I have to give up sleep, I need to keep on track.   This Blog will now be my Project Manager keeping me in check as to my deliverable dates.

First Goal: Finish the Prototype by EOD 5/13.  This shouldn't be too hard, I'm already 50% finished.
Second Goal: One Sheet description of the project by EOD 5/15.
Third Goal: Socialise the idea with at least one person EOD 5/18.  This might slip, I have a pretty busy work week.

Well that's the start, we'll see how it goes and if this blog will keep me honest with myself.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ovulation Calculator

While trying to conceive, one of the first things my wife started to do was calculate her ovulation date. Now by the time I wrote this app, it was too late to be useful for us, but it still offers a simple calculator that can be used to figure out one's estimated ovulation date.

Now, I would suspect that this would be used to help get pregnant, but alas my friend Jamie informed me it could be useful in the opposite direction too ;)

You can find the calculator here on the iTunes store.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby Timers

After Just having a baby, my wife wanted a baby timer....Those things look cool, cost 25$, and add to the never ending clutter around the house.

So to fix this I wrote a quick iPhone app called Baby Timers that allows the user to track time since the last feeding, nap, and diaper change. I also keeps track of which side you nursed from last.

I think I'll be writing a few more baby apps in the coming months so keep a watch out.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

beta 5

Time is running out for all those SDK 3.0 Apps...Apple apps will go from 1 billion to 2 billion downloads in 3-4 months

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cow in a Phone

Just as a development appetizer I am launching a starter application before I deploy something that is "For Real, Yo." Cow in a Phone is simple application that mimics the child's toy, "Cow in a Can." This app just moo's when you tip it. That it. It's not much, but deploying it forced me to get used to the iTunes manager and actually deploy an application. Unlike deploying .net applications, this was pretty easy, no dlls to update in the GAC or files that mysteriously don't get published. Just upload the app binary and you're done.

Next up a real app.

I am creating a .net service that will consume data from my iPhone app and produce that data on my internet application.

To start I need a design...Maybe mext time.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Google Latitude...From Big Brother to Googleplex Brother

Google Latitude looks awesome, but then you think about Goggleplex Brother.  Googleplex Brother knows what you search, blog, email, and now where you are.  Your personal information is now part of the greatest index for advertisements ever built.  Ads won't be shoved in front of your face anymore, they will be targeted to reach you at the persise moment you need them too.  What is this information worth to you, or better yet can you turn it off.   Who will police Google, there is no Direct Googleing Agency to police Google and there will probibly never will be.