As I was reading my daily news articles the other day, I came upon a fascinating piece of oddly-licensed software: Sourcegraph. It’s a Git server with much the same features as GitHub, only with the added “code intelligence” feature. Code intelligence is a parsing engine that allows for the same smart-lookup (and quick-lookup) features you’d find in an IDE, only available in your browser while viewing the repository. As it’s free for personal use, I thought I’d give it a spin as
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. You can buy AR Wiki on the Android Market here. Read more about it on the permalink page here.
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. [!(http://188.8.131.52/~hunterda/content/images/2011/06/screenshot331-180x300.png
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! Read all about it on the permalink
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
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”
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
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. You can view more on the permalink page here, or download Skillful Dodge from the Android Market here.
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 🙂 You can see more on the permalink page here, or download it from the
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. You can view more at the permalink page here, or download Custom Pong from the Android Market here.
Skillful Surround is a fast and addicting game of skill for the Android. With a customizable difficulty level and easy to pick up gameplay, you’ll find yourself coming back to Skillful Surround again and again. Learn more about skillful surround on it’s permalink page here, or download Skillful Surround from the Android Market here.
Skillful lines is a completely free, thoughtful, and challenging puzzle game for the Android platform. Like all good puzzle games, Skillful Lines is easy to understand but hard to master. Optimized for both phones and tablets, Skillful Lines is a game of strategic placement. This mark my first entry into the Android games market, and my 56th published Android app overall. As all of my programs are prefaced with “easy” in the moniker, so thus will I preface my games with a “skillful” moniker. While the
Easy File Encrypt is a fast and free app which allows you to encrypt and decrypt files on the go! Set your own AES cypher password, and your file will be encrypted. Now no-one can decrypt the file without knowing the password! You can view the permalink page here, or download Easy File Encrypt from the Android Market here.
Easy File Scramble is a fast and free app to scramble and de-scramble files. This prevents the files from being opened in file viewers, zip extractors, etc. Easy File Scramble uses a two-way encoding algorithm, so there is no extra data stored about the files encoded and Easy File Scramble has no knowledge of whether a file is being encoded or decoded. You can view the permalink page here, or download Easy File Scramble on the Android Market here.
Easy Image Stamp is a fast and free app which allows you to “stamp” image onto a canvas. It fully supports alpha transparancy and pixel blending in images, so you can stamp rounded corners to your hearts delight. You can load an image in as a background, or just stamp images onto a blank canvas. You can use this to generate lolcat memes, edit photographs, cencor photos, make photo collages, and more. It also features the almighty undo button! You can view the permalink page for
So I’ve gotten some more requests for whistles, thought I’d get them out of my system. For those that are still counting I’m up to 52 apps. Hoping to hit 100 before the end of the summer. I’m pretty sure I’ve covered all the whistles people could possibly want. Horse and Donkey Raccoon and Opossum Bat Whale and Porpoise Frog and Owl
Easy Sheep Whistle is a fast and free app to generate sounds your sheep can hear. Use this to train your sheep…. maybe. You can also use it as a frequency generator. You can see the permalink page for it here, or download it from the Android market here.
So, I thought I was done with the whistles for a while, but a friend of mine asked for one more. And who am I to say no to one more app 🙂 Easy Cow and Chicken Whistle is a fast and free app to generate sounds your cows and chickens can hear. Use this to train your farm animals…. maybe. You can also use it as a frequency generator. You can view the permalink page for it here, or download it from the Android marketplace here.
Easy Black And White is a fast and free app to convert any image into a two color black and white image. It features a convenient sliding scale threshold for conversion, and the ability to select your two colors (they don’t have to be black and white!). This is handy for creating artistic renderings, two-color icons, game art, and more! You can see more on the permalink page here, or download it from the Android Market here.