Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My child may start programing Android sooner than I expected.

A lot of my friends are IT people because I work in an IT environment, but only us (developer) my  build application on the mobile, but these days with the new updates and mobile rush and competition between all companies, I believe this story will start changing.

Not only my colleagues that are IT oriented as network engineers or system administrators can know star developing on mobile application, but even very young children that are in school and have the interest in phones and computers (these days most of them do). Simply it don’t require any programming knowledge.
With the new development environment from Google called App Inventor, normal people without any programming skills can star. The will not do 3D game programming at the beginning (but really who star 3D programming anyway). Thy may start with some basic steps that will feed their ideas and I believe we will see from them more than expected. Now our children will have the ability to program their phones. (if they have Android mobile, that they will request sooner than expected too).
So what is App Inventor, "You can build just about any app you can imagine with App Inventor", as from the Google labs site. But really if you check the Sample Apps, I believe you will be impressed.
So it’s the easiest way to create apps for your phone. If you are interested and have an Android device. You can request an invitation and start doing what you thought about technology and knowledge that was outside your league.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sweet Kids Update

I updated the sharing tools for the Sweet kids site, im using AddThis, its very simple and cool, you can check the link from here (Sweet Kids )
I used some extra icon packs too, go to there site and you will find everything you need, i was intending to check other sharing tools and component but realy this one covered all my site needs.

Sweet Kids web project in beta testing phase

Hi, a long time no posts, I was working on a small web project and now it’s online. (you can access it from here)

It’s called Sweet Kids, it’s about uploading the best and most beautiful picture of your babies and voting for them with your family and friends, you can vote for other cute babies too. After voting there is always a top list of votes for the cutest babies.

  • Top of all Time: the most sweet baby picture
  • Top of the month: from the name, the top most voted picture during this month
  • Top of the week: from the name too, the top most voted picture during this week
  • Top of the day: from the name too, the top most voted picture during this day

After compiling a number of photos I will arrange more top list depending on gender, nationality, age and other characteristics.

Currently the site is in beta testing, so don’t be mad if you see something not working, please your feedback and comments will help a lot to improve the site.

I tried to use the best component and tools to arrange the gallery and the uploading take a look at them they are very cool (most of the are jQuery pluging):

For the voting gallery im using galleriffic

For cropping the uploading images im using Jcrop

For uploading control I’m using uploadify

For displaying images from the gallery I’m using PrettyPhoto