Saturday, June 18, 2016

Moneyball

Let's just say I found a way to sort of tell the story of preparing for getting android users for an android app in a very crowded situation. Its very similar to the baseball movie called moneyball. The IT shops and Design shops do not have the answer and that is why in the past 24 months they have removed highlighting their own android apps and only highlight the customer brands and not the app in all their advertising.

Part of the answer is what I have been doing all along in collecting together 50+ back ported UI libraries and coupling that with some tools to reduce boilerplate. That difference in developer workflow than allows that time savings to be leveraged into A/B testing of visual designs and app workflows which is where the real app users come from in a now crowded market as the one that has the right app workflow and visually stunning app now stands out.

I found a place that has that type of world-frame-of-reference so now its some heavy duty writing of the sales presentation to get the sale. A little different trip in that it means I might be moving to SV, but its a nice new adventure...YEAH!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Android First For Start-Ups

So I have been looking for some hooks to fine-tune my marketing message among start-ups for my dev services. I wanted to find some proof that iOS market share losses was not what the Apple PR line put out, ie changes in exchange rates.

I found that proof in this article. US market share for Android now at 65%, that is 20% higher than last year.yeah!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

GWSAndroidTruth

Here is how you can help if you want the GWSAndroidTruth library out fast and tested. I want you when I  start publishing the articles on Medium to upvote me on reddit, upvote me on medium, follow me on fb, twitter, google+, my youtube channel,etc because than that helps me things like gig leads.

The medium articles will cover how you use Google Truth to write an api component, the type of things you use to customize how you test but in such a way that you write less test code. Its a feature that we just did not have with FEST or with assertj-for-android. Thus, its anew thing everyone should know about.

Thanks for any upvoting and or following of me on the social networks that you do.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Android Truth Testing LIbrary

Since I am switching to using Google's Truth Test Library looks like I will be creating an android specific set of libraries to deal with the UI widgets, etc.

Should be somewhat fun as its easier to expand than assertj for android was.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Portfolio site

Okay, portfolio site up at:

github

The shadow color is not bad, but if you add pictures to the content you start to notice that if the shadow color is changed to match in some way the primary or secondary colors it has a more dramatic effect without being over-bearing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Material Design

So after playing around with different graphic designs, it turns out that I do not have enough shadow colors in my full material design palette. So I have to add about 25 more shadow colors.