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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Material Design Full Color Palette, WHY?

Its not that the suggested android color palette in the Material Design guide is not good, it has to do with differences in environments. Let me explain.

There are three environments where we do not have shadows, iOS, web,  and windowsphone. To deal with the lack of shadows on other platforms one has to vary the app color palette on those platforms lacking shadows to bring some darker colors without moving away form the analogous color matching.