BB10 Work Log: January 13, 2013January 27, 2013
Back in the middle of January I decided at the last minute to participate in the Community Port-o-thon. It was a rather busy day of social activities, so not an ideal at all, but it was fun.
I spent 8 hours:
Print: 43 min
PC Keyboard: 1 hr 17 min
Open on Phone: 1 hr 44 min (port of 'Open on Tablet')
Smug Sync: 46 min
Send From PC: 1 hr (new app)
Baby Paint: 25 min
Vendor Portal Autologin: 36 min
Realtime Earnings: 1 hr 13 min (but gave up)
I ended up submitting 6 apps, which should translate to $600, which is a nice perk for doing something I was already intending to do. They were giving out additional BB10 devices to the first 200 people to submit 5 apps... that's what was more the motivation to jump in that Saturday, but as I got going and they reported that they had well over 10,000 apps, I realized that my chances of getting a phone were slim to none.
Anyway, wonderful to have all of my apps that I wanted to port to BB10 done, so that I can move my focus to new things.
I still intend to enhance Flix so that there isn't a need for a helper app to select movies, but I will wait until "launch" when there is hopefully (?) confirmation of whether there will be a native Netflix app.BB10 Work Log: December 31, 2012December 31, 2012
Sneaking in some more development before the end of the year...
Spent 1.5 hours finishing off and submitting my baby names app for BB10.
Signing the app was a bit of a challenge. When submitting the BAR file, it kept complaining that the Package ID had changed. I finally figured out that the id
tag in my bar-descriptor.xml
file was com.daniel.BabyNames
when it was intended to be com.danielbigham.BabyNames
.BB10 Work Log: December 30, 2012December 31, 2012
Time spent: 1 hour 20 mins
Finally back to my baby names app, the first app I started writing to learn Cascades. This app has been derailed so many times due to beta issues, etc.
It's mostly done, just a matter of making changes required by the newer APIs and finishing it off.
Spent an hour and a half getting it rolling again.
Left to do:
|Hook up "reset all" and "instructions" features again.|
|Fix bug: Rating screen doesn't reset properly when changing girl/boy or mom/dad selections.|
|Results screen is highlighting words in red. (spelling correction?) Turn that off.|
|The results screen is taking approx. 4 seconds to populate. Why? Should be able to do that in the blink of an eye.|
|Get rid of gear icon in overflow menu for selecting a letter.|
|Look into why segmented control is such a dim grey appearance. Looks disabled.|