AR Wiki is an easy to use app designed to allow one to browse Wikipedia while walking. It creates a Wikipedia browser window centered in your Android device, with the rear-facing camera displaying a live feed surround the Wikipedia article. In this way you can browse Wikipedia while you are walking without fear of walking into a tree or a street.
The Grind Expansion Pack 2 – Easy Mode is live! This will be automatically updated through the Android Market. It implements some of the most often requested player features since Expansion Pack 1 (auto-saving, a player context menu, more elements, more items, more screen space for the game). All user interface elements are now in context menus or within the interface. This means 10-20% more screen real estate on ALL DEVICES!! This update rolls up all game fixes and balances to date.
Screenshots from Expansion Pack 2
I’ve updated some of my Android Apps with the most requested user features.
Easy Inventory has been updated with a “bulk sale” option.
Easy File Split and Join has been updated with an advanced multi-join feature, which allows you to join any arbitrary number and type of files together.
Easy Pest Control can now set an arbitrary length of playtime.
Easy File Encrypt can now batch encrypt or decrypt any number of files.
The Grind’s first Expansion Pack is out! This first Expansion Pack is titled Magic and Post-Apocalypse Pack and it is live right now! This will be automatically updated through the Android Market. It implements some of the most often requested player features (saves based on player names, auto-grinding without touching), as well as adds hundreds of new spells, locations, enemies, items, and more! You can also now view your current spell and item lists from the menu button!
Today is the first day of August. After two straight months of adding an app a day (A double software Jedi challenge), I’m switching my focus. I got some good advice from folks over at HN in response to a reply I made to an Android post, and some great improvement suggestions from my existing users. After mulling it all over, and looking at my app sales numbers I’ve come to the conclusion that writing an app a day, while certainly possible, is not tenable. Though arguably my overall app quality has improved dramatically, my day-to-day and month-to-month app ad traffic and sales plateaued just after June, and has been slowly declining since. This is even after the rise in popularity of the games I released. As I subsist on my ad traffic and book sales, this trend is quite concerning. Bottom line: though I’ve got another 200 mock-ups and could write an app a day till the end of time it’s never going to make me as much money as my book sales or contract income. It’s not even in the same ballpark.
As such, I’m stopping the app a day. Sixty-five apps in sixty days is still impressive, and as far as I can tell no-one else out there has even released 40 apps in 40 days, let alone 50 or 60. Ever. Anywhere. On any platform. Even just scripts. As of today I’m going to claim the Jedi (or Sith) challenge master crown until someone else attempts to do 66 (or greater) apps in 66 days. This doesn’t mean I’ll stop writing apps, or releasing cool research tech for the Android platform. Just not every day. As an added bonus, this will free up time for me to update my previous apps and brainstorm really good app ideas.
Here’s a fun one I’ve been meaning to do for a while. It’s like mail goggles, but without requiring access to Gmail.
Sober Secrets is a fast and free application to keep secrets from your (drunken) self. Sober Secrets makes you correctly and timely solve a math problem before it will show you it’s hidden notepad. Use it to store your ex’s phone number, the number to that “oh so bad for you but oh so good when you’re drunk” delivery place, or even the recipe to your favorite dish (one should probably not use the oven when inebriated). Just make sure you can answer in under 8 seconds when you are sober!
This is hands down the best game I’ve ever written, for any platform. It WILL keep you coming back for more. It is certainly pushing the limits of what I thought could be done in a day. Using a hybrid approach of real data and RPG stereotypes, I’ve incorporated thousands upon thousands of real life places, animals, elements, metal types, and more into the game system. Think of it like Progress Quest, but with a bit more hands on approach.
The Grind is a fast and free light RPG for the Android platform. The grind removes everything from the typical RPG play system, except the grinding and the leveling! Everything else is automatic.
Skillful dodge is a fast and free dodging game for the Android. Your character is speeding through the forest, and must avoid being hit! Featuring pick up and play gameplay, customizable player models, an automatically increasing level of difficulty, and so much more! Skillful Dodge will keep you coming back to dodge again and again.
Custom Action Tap is a fast and free Android game that breathes new life into the “balloon tapping” genre. Enemies float towards the top of the screen, and it’s your goal to tap them gone! With customizable enemy models, elemental and explosive power ups, and an ever increasing difficulty level you’ll find yourself tapping again and again. I guaratee this is the most fun you’ll ever have popping balloons
Custom pong is a fast and free game of computer tennis where you choose the ball! Simply select any image to play computer tennis with that image as the ball! Perfect for relieving stress or just having fun playing computer tennis. The default ball image is the “Me Gusta” meme from Reddit.