Monday, October 8, 2012

Distracted again?

Wow, I am easily distracted in my old age... Again I have been off and on with the developing of Android apps. Recent inspiration was due to some new app ideas including an app version of my website. Only to again be distracted by an immense laziness to find a cheap or possibly free (yes still a cheap ass fool) way to quickly build the app that would display my blog. I am not happy with many them, most look as cheap as they are and the nicer ones cost about how they look. A quick list of the ones that I visited and created various website apps (hold on have to go through the mass of emails that hold my various new account info): mobile by ConduitAndromoShoutEmAppsGeyser, buzztouch, PhoneGap, Infinite Monkeys, MagmitoiBuildApp and many others, but I tire of finding them all so Google online app makers if you want more. Eventually I somehow wound all the way around to downloading the Appcelerator software, it was not what I thought it was... at all. So, I am uninstalling the program as I write up this post. I had really wanted to work on my applications tonight, but my computer space was feeling cluttered in and around my computer. I am cleaning up unused software and clearing unused crap off the hard drive. The tidy computer nerd in me loves to clean out the good ol' hard drive while having idle hands (was that an innuendo). Some may find this to be yet another distraction from getting down to business, but any step toward a goal is a step in the right direction. It's a better step than cleaning out emails, which I just caught myself doing.

What did I choose you ask? Ha, who am I kidding. I'm sure you don't even care, but I will tell you anyway. I have found that I not only love to hear myself talk but also love to read my own writing... I've sorta choose none of them. If I put any of them to use it will probably end up being PhoneGap, but only through a library package that I have been using in Eclipse. Ultimately it lets me redirect Android activities to html documents saved within the application. This add-on has been fun to play with, but it is also frustrating me because it has a long load time for display every time I re-open the app. Also, as I play with the coding I just found that PhoneGap doesn't do crap for me other than change a few lines of code, delay my app, and add a butt load of permissions that the user has to agree to and then bitch at me as to why there are so many damned permissions.

Finally, the ultimate reason for me to make the app from scratch is for complete customization including gosh darn ads!! Yea, just what you want to hear, my main reason is to implement those annoying ads. For me, the most frustrating thing about trying out the online app makers was the inability to show my own ads. My intentions for the apps was for added revenue more than anything. I do want to make this more than a past time after all. Since I am discussing ads, I would like to point out the new pushtab system I got going on the site. Saw this on another site and was extremely intrigued with the uses on my site. I am always looking for inspiration to get on this blog more often and hope this will give me some. I will start adding new features that will allow you to earn gift cards, so look out for them.

This mad dash for an easy method to build apps did nothing more than help me come to the conclusion that I can do better by myself and opened my eyes to possible revenue streams. By the way, how the hell did I get to this site. Thanks for all the continued support and look for a few new Jonbze apps to hit the Android Play Market!

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