Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just when things were looking up around here...

Well I know it looked like, for a brief shinning moment that I might start blogging again, but I'm afraid the development bug has me firmly in its grip and I am back to train coding. Sorry, but this project has me and isn't letting go anytime soon.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Available For Sale

So my app is now available for sale within the iTunes App Store, Huzzah!

I think that this link will work :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Darwin's 200th Birthday

So tomorrow is Darwin Day, which is a celebration of Darwin's Birth, but actually the 200th such day since his birth. Given that he is in no fit state to enjoy cake or candles, some folks decided to organize events to look at his work, and the state of life sciences. There are events all around Toronto, Mississauga, Guelph and Hamilton featuring films, speakers, booze bashes, you name it and someone has it planned. I encourage people with a free evening to check out the full listing for local events (the search doesn't seem to work in Canada.)

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Ran late liaat night, and forgot to set the alarm, so I am late and tires so no post of worth.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Done, finally, or is it just a begining?

So last night Apple finished processing my contract, and its robots accepted my application for review. I'm about 3 months late, but my app is done. By done, I don't mean that it is finished, but that the first full commercial ready release has been made. My hope is that I will begin to garner some success, and then follow up with more and better releases. All done in my two hour train rides to and from my real work.

Its been a heck of a ride, especially the last few months where real work has been sucking all the room out of my schedule leaving me fewer and fewer hours to work on my app, and the attention my app needed was more then just the one hour intervals could provide. Fixing a defect can take hours of analysis, especially when they are broken up over 5 days. The few last minute problems were all paper work, and graphical, my icon fought me for days, and required external help from Alex before I beat it in to shape. I don't like the final look of the icon, but dammit I decided release the damn app and fix the icon in a future release. Here it is in its fully res glory, and I won't shame myself here with the cruddite version embedded in my app:

For those who haven't seen it, here is a peak into my app:

What the heck is this? Well for those who are D&D 3.5 players out their, this is a spellbook of all the freely available d20 SRD spells. Its a life saver at the game table where I can look things up quickly with out digging through a book. There are a lot of features I intend to add (hides future features from prying eyes of competition) but those will come later.

In the mean time, I plan to sit back for a few weeks, knit a pair of socks (cast them on this morning,) get up and running, and do a whole heck of a lot of work-work in my spare time ):

Probably going to blog a bit more as well, but as always I won't make any promises.

Anyways trains in the stations ttyl.