Tag Archive: Android

Apparently ME!   I think I owe you a bit of explanation…

This summer has been an incredibly busy time.  In the last four months, I have worked on five different major projects simultaneously. (Geez, I think I need some interns to help me out here.  Any volunteers?)   I have actually made substantial progress on all these things (though only a couple are actually visible at this time.

EventDroid – This is my Android / Honeycomb based application for Eventful events (www.eventful.com).  I hope to actually release this for beta test before the end of the year, probably after moving it to Ice Cream Sandwich.

FlashWords – This project has undergone some serious redesign to make it a more widely useful system of teaching tools.  A choice of whether to implement this completely in HTML5 or some combination of other technologies is still being weighed.

HotTrax Radio Chrome App – This is an all new, HTML5 single page, dynamic interface for HotTrax Radio listeners.  It should debut in the Chrome App Store in the next month or so.

HotTrax Radio’s Website Update – Occasionally, we need to spruce up and make more functional the website for HotTrax Radio.  This time around, I have taken a more hands on approach to this, while having to learn Joomla along the way.  We’ve cleaned up the site a lot, gotten rid of most of the outdated content, discontinued some of the streams that were hardly every used, integrated a newly built chat client system, implemented a new play button and more fully integrated our new popup player.  Many many thanks to Jim Woollard without whose help we’d never have gotten done as much as we did.

HotTrax MusicMix – Our newest channel at HotTrax Radio has just made its debut and required substantial reworking of some of the station’s internal systems.  Besides being a great help on the website, Jim Woollard is also the channel manager of HotTrax MusicMix.

As you can probably tell, it’s been a busy and sometimes stressful summer so far, and as Fall approaches, I have my doubts that it will slack off any.  Oh well, I suppose it keeps me out of trouble! 😀

… that something big was about to happen?  I don’t know about you, but I have noticed recently that although part of my mind would just like to kick back and rest for a while, the OTHER part of my brain seizes the opportunity to grab more knowledge and info and stuff itself absolutely FULL.  This then spills over into more projects with which to become involved!  Here’s the short list of my new and ongoing projects if anyone is interested:

  • Android App Development
  • A new blog for Mid Missouri Networks
  • Creating some new Video Blogs (I need my head examined, honestly!)
  • HotTrax Live to HotTrax Pulse Migration
  • HotTrax Remote development (Virtual Basic Development)
  • This personal blog (because SOMEONE needs to document the insanity!)

And of course, there’s always the ongoing support and management of the radio station and it’s DJs.

If you were to ask me why I am taking on so many projects at once, I’d tell you “Well, the boy just ain’t right!”  Call me crazy, but I have a very good feeling about the potential for some breakthrough success this year.  My mind is a buzzin!