Monday, January 8, 2018

Drippy Version 0.0.5107

Project Status: App Update

About the App

Count drips from a leaky faucet and learn how much water is wasted over time from that leak. Provides an estimate of how many gallons of water will be lost from a sink, tub or other various types of plumbing problems.

This release is a very rough Beta version. Expect updates to improve the stability of the app as well as the usability.

This is my first app release as I am learning how to develop apps for Android, so please keep your expectations low.

What's New

Version 0.0.5107 adds a new stopwatch feature so that counting drips per minute is much easier.


Known Issues

In version 0.0.5107 neither the countdown timer before recording any drops or the timer that runs while counting drops stop automatically when leaving the screen. Meaning that if you swipe to the left during one of these countdowns the app will still countdown in the background and jump to the next page when the counter finishes. This causes an unexpected result for the user and can even crash the app.

For this same reason if you swipe away and back to counting drops, the progress bar will seem to be confused. What it is actually doing is trying to display more than one countdown at a time since a new countdown starts when you return to the screen.

Expect an update soon to resolve these issues.

Check it out on YouTube

Here's a quick video of the app in case you don't have Android but want to see what it's about.



What's Next?

I plan fix some of the issues with the stopwatch feature. After that I hope to begin the alternate option to calculate larger leaks in which counting drops would not be easy.
Get it on Google Play

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Drippy - Version 0.0.4209

Project Status: App Update

About the App

Count drips from a leaky faucet and learn how much water is wasted over time from that leak. Provides an estimate of how many gallons of water will be lost from a sink, tub or other various types of plumbing problems.

This release is a very rough Beta version. Expect updates to improve the stability of the app as well as the usability.

This is my first app release as I am learning how to develop apps for Android, so please keep your expectations low.

What's New

Version 0.0.4209 resolves some issues with displaying the results on smaller screens. It also adds a new menu which includes a link to the YouTube video shown below.

Check it out on YouTube

Here's a quick video of the app in case you don't have Android but want to see what it's about.


What's Next?

I plan to start working on the stopwatch feature to help calculate drips per second so that the user does not need to leave the app to open a timer. After that I hope to begin the alternate option to calculate larger leaks in which counting drips would not be easy.
Get it on Google Play

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stocked - Upcoming Features and Progress Report

Project Status: In the works

The Stocked App

Stocked is an app for stock photographers. It provides a continuous stream of real search data generated by photo buyers. It will give photographers ideas for photos to take and will also help them in knowing what keywords to tag photos with. It's basically a sales lead generator for stock photographers.

Tabs Coming Soon

I have been working on building out some different views. Hopefully I will have a working copy of this to push out soon.

The idea is to give users access to a live stream of the data as it is coming in and then a few groups of the "best" data over various time periods such as the last day or month.

Server-Side Work

I having been working on server-side code recently to better filter search terms as they come in and code to keep a steady stream of data appearing the database. Currently the database holds over 100,000 unique keyword tag groups and is growing by up to 1,000 more a day.

Get it on Google Play

Check it out on YouTube

Here's a quick video of the app in case you don't have Android but want to see what it's about.



Drippy - Version 0.0.4207-Beta

Project Status: App Update

About the App

Count drips from a leaky faucet and learn how much water is wasted over time from that leak. Provides an estimate of how many gallons of water will be lost from a sink, tub or other various types of plumbing problems.

This release is a very rough Beta version. Expect updates to improve the stability of the app as well as the usability.

This is my first app release as I am learning how to develop apps for Android, so please keep your expectations low.

What's New

A completely new design for the results. The app calculates the number of drips leaking over time and provides several different estimates to give you an idea of how bad the leak is. Everything from how long it takes to lose a gallon of water to how long it would take to fill a bathtub. It will also put a dollar amount to the waste based on one gallon of water costing an average of $0.0015, or $1.50 for every 1,000 gallons. Based on information from the American Water Works Association.

Check it out on YouTube

Here's a quick video of the app in case you don't have Android but want to see what it's about.


Known Issues

It turns out that the results appear fine on larger screens but on smaller or even normal sized phones some text doesn't appear or overlaps other areas. Expect an update soon to resolve this.

Get it on Google Play

What's Next?

Once the known issues are fixed, I plan to start working on the stopwatch feature to help calculate drips per second so that the user does not need to leave the app to open a timer. After that I hope to begin the alternate option to calculate larger leaks in which counting drips would not be easy.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stocked App Update Released

Project Status: App Update

The Stocked App

Stocked is an app for stock photographers. It provides a continuous stream of real search data generated by photo buyers. It will give photographers ideas for photos to take and will also help them in knowing what keywords to tag photos with.

Beta Version 0.0.41 Rollout

This version calculates a market value for each group of keywords that comes in. When keywords are used more often and have less photos already for sell, that's when their market value is shown higher.

When you see keywords with higher market values you should apply them to matching photos you already have for sale. This should boost your exposure in the market and gain more sales.

If you don't already have any photos for sale that match the keywords with high market values, then go take some new ones to post. This app should be great for generating ideas if you are in a photographer's rut.

Get it on Google Play

Coming Features

Soon there will be tabs to provide various lists in addition to the live stream which is provided now.

Check it out on YouTube

Here's a quick video of the app in case you don't have Android but want to see what it's about.