Amazing New Contextual Android App Advertising

I am never the one to advertise the advertising companies I use within my apps, but I came across one the other day and so far it is blowing away all competition! Sign up today using referral vnk3h2y44w to get $100 and the best CPM rates available!   TapContext TapContext.com is one of the easiest SDK [...]

Building Custom Lists using ListView on Android Tutorial – Part 2

Looking for a new mobile advertising platform? Check out my blog post on the new solution I am using (or sign-up if you don’t want to read the post) Overview Now that we have a Custom ListView with 2 TextViews and a ImageView, we may want to be able to search and filter through this list.  For this tutorial, [...]

Building Custom Lists using ListView on Android Tutorial – Part 1

Looking for a new mobile advertising platform? Check out my blog post on the new solution I am using (or sign-up if you don’t want to read the post) Overview For many projects, a list item needs to contain more than simply a single String.  This tutorial, which will contain 2 parts, will go over [...]

Using AlarmManager to Schedule Activities on Android

Looking for a new mobile advertising platform? Check out my blog post on the new solution I am using (or sign-up if you don’t want to read the post)   Sometimes, it may be necessary for your android app to complete a task sometime in the future.  In order to do this, you must schedule an activity (can also [...]

Software Patterns in Web Development

Over the last couple of years I have witnessed thrown together php code that is impossible to understand what is going on without spending hours reading through the code.  I get same response is given every time I ask why not separate into more readable and maintainable way: “It doesn’t matter as long as it [...]

The Power of Extension Methods in C#

So one of the most underrated and unknown features of C# is what is know as Extension Methods.  “Extension methods enable you to “add” methods to existing types without creating a new derived type, recompiling, or otherwise modifying the original type,” straight from MSDN.  The following post will describe what these extension methods are, how [...]

1000 Downloads!

The Ad-Supported Wine and Food app has just reached 1000 downloads, and it only took 12 days! I am extremely excited with this new milestone and look forward to the upcoming weeks to see just how many downloads this app will get. I am currently working on a new version that will allow users to [...]

Apple iPad Success? Really?

I cannot believe the amount of success the iPad has seen in the amount pre-orders.  It makes me believe that Apple can do no wrong and the Apple “Fan Boys” will always buy a product just to say they have an Apple product.  I would like to see some stats relating to the amount of [...]

RIT48 Results

Over the past weekend, a couple of friends and I participated in a web startup competition.  The rules of the competition were to have a company up and running within a 48 hour span (in reality, it was only a 33 hour span).  There were 10 teams within the competition, each with their own unique [...]

Updated Wine and Food Pairing App

Based off of some feedback, people wanted the reverse.  The new release provides a whole new interface to select a wine, instead of a food, which then will pair with foods. Another big reason for the new version was to allow people with Android 1.6 and up to download and install.  I originally had it [...]