Saturday 24 September 2011

What if Google ceased to exist tomorrow?

I was just sitting here contemplating things, and wondered "What if Google ceased to exist tomorrow?". I use a lot of their stuff - apps for my email, their blog service (which is where this blog is hosted), picassa, maps and more recently Google+

Email, blogger, picassa, and Google+ would be pretty easy to replace for free (although you'd likely have to use multiple services to get close to the built-in functionality that the Google tools offer). However some elements of maps would not be without some cost (eg. purchasing some sat-nav software).


Sunday 8 May 2011

Updated my free UK Lottery Number Generator app

I've updated my free UK Lottery Number Generator app to now include the option to generate numbers for either the main Lotto or Euro Millions.

Saturday 7 May 2011

My aMazing game for Android

When my aMazing maze game for Android reaches 500 downloads, I'm going to make the Pro version free!

Monday 2 May 2011

Latest version of aMazing now on the Android Market

Have you tried the latest version of my free aMazing game for Android yet?

It's got 10 levels and now has a ghost that roams around, which you must avoid!

Friday 29 April 2011

aMazing Pro now available on the Android Market

My aMazing Pro maze game is now available on the Android Market 

It's an easy to pick up, addictive game for the whole family to enjoy.

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Latest version of my aMazing game on the Android Market

I've uploaded the latest version of my aMazing maze game to the Android Market. It now has 9 levels...

Let me know if you like it.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

I just uploaded a taster version of my latest Android app - aMazing to the Android Market.

It's a simple little maze game, where you guide a little red ball to the yellow target.

This taster version has 5 levels, but currently I'm working on adding more levels and features!

Check it out, and let me know what you think.

Sunday 24 April 2011

NavBook Pro is now available on the Android Market

I've just made the Pro version of my NavBook app available on the Android Market. You can find it here:

It's got all the features of the free NavBook app, plus also includes:

* Switch between Nav and Map mode
* Tell you where you currently are - in case you're lost
* Parking mode - stores current location and then gives you directions back to it
* Slight improvement to the screen layout

Friday 22 April 2011

My first Android app is now in the Android Market

I've put my first Android app up in the market. It's an address book for Google Navigation.

I'm currently working on a pro version with extra functionality and a slightly improved UI.

If you want to check it out, you can find it here:

Tuesday 5 April 2011

App Inventor issue...

I've been trying to generate an email from an App Inventor app. It successfully builds the mailto URI, but for some reason the data for the email body, which should look something like:

name1, value
name2, value
name3, value

Isn't being displayed - only the first line is placed into the email... I'm using %0A to signify a newline within the mailto URI (as indicated by a number of folk) but it just doesn't work....

The mailto URI that my app is generating is something like:,value%0Aname2,value%0Aname3,value%0A

but all I see in the generated email is:

name1, value

Anyone got any ideas?

Friday 25 March 2011

Google AppInventor fun

I've just spent a couple of hours playing around with Google's AppInventor. It allows you to create apps for your Android device quickly using a web/java based drag-and-drop interface...

My first project is an address book for Google Maps. It allows you to store names & postcodes in a persistent DB. When you then select the stored address from a list it fires up Google Maps and passes the postcode.

So far it works just great - now all I need to do is refine it a little... The biggest "issue" is that you're really limited in terms of UI layout options, so have to get a little creative with blank images as spacers etc...

If you want a copy of the code to import into your Google AppInventor project, drop me a note.

Anyway - off to sleep now as the Formula 1 qualifying starts at 6am!

Monday 14 March 2011

Brrrrr - It's bloomin cold!

It's bloomin cold in my office owing to the heating system being broken, and the external temperature being around 3C :(

Wednesday 2 February 2011