Saturday, 27 November 2010

Top 20 nice market comments about MyPOD Podcast manager/player

It's always nice when people like your work, nice comments go a long way when you are trying to make something that is different, so I though I'd post the Top 20 nice comments about MyPOD, so here goes, thanks to everyone:-
  1. After long research, I eventually found a podcast client which can do everything what I wanted (and more). Awesome app, keep going!
  2. This app requires an IQ of at least 85 to use. If you like to smash big buttons like a monkey do not install it. Your fault if you can't use.
  3. I've tried a few podcast players, and this is by far my favourite. It is worth buying the full version for more than 6 feeds. Good job.
  4. Fantastic app. Evolving quickly and getting better every time. Most used app on my phone.
  5. Best most robust podcast app by far.
  6. The best thing is the independant volume controls. You can make it quieter than the phone would normally let you. Handy listening to podcasts at night
  7. Tried all podcats and this is by far the best. A lil confusing at first, but get used to it and youll see its AWESOME!
  8. Far and away the best android podplayer i'v ever used. Simple to use but extremely configurable. Unlocked, on samsung captivate.
  9. Best app I have bought! Easy to set up and no sync/account issues like listen. Could do with option to save favourite pods to media player
  10. Best podcatcher. It takes alittle to get used to the UI but once you do, it blows all others out of the water!!!!
  11. Easily the most used app on my phone. Avaulable features and responsive developer make MyPod the best podcast manager available. Well worth unlocking.
  12. Truly wonderful app. Great interface, easy to use, minimal learning curve and its very powerful. Well worth the price (I bought it twice)
  13. This is by far the best podcast app on the takes about ten minutes to get the hang of how it works.
  14. An excellent podcast app. The first to make me begin shifting subscriptions from my ipod to my EVO. First app I excitedly bought an unlock key for.
  15. This app does it all! Huge thanks to the dev.
  16. Fantastic app. Manages all my podcasts perfectly in one place. Who needs an iPhone whilst this exists? ;-)
  17. The UI is intimidating the first time you use it, but it's easy to learn and the app is feature packed...worth taking a few minutes to get familiar w/
  18. One of the best podcast apps around. You can't do better for free. So good I wanted to pay for it.
  19. I've tried them all and was very frustrated with the confusing and shamefully poor podcast support till I found this gem!
  20. If you love to control how your phone works this is the perfect app; If you have trouble with complexity and want a predetermined path go for Listen.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Android NDK Primer & Drawable Customiser presentation

I presented a primer on getting started with Android NDK at OpenLab OpenDay on the 13th November. The presentation consisted of the following parts:
  • Basic introduction to the Android NDK (Building and development basics)
  • Use of DirectBuffers
  • Accessing java objects from the NDK (Getting and Setting data in Java Objects)
The talk covered most of the basics, and people were surprised to see just how easy using the NDK can be...

I also gave a brief overview of the upcomping Drawable Customiser release and have released a basic version of the API under GPL (Available here). I will be posting some usage examples in the next couple of weeks ..

The NDK presentation is available as : OpenOffice and PowerPoint XML