20 February 2013
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Solar Explorer: Black screen of doom

Occasionally, despite the best of intentions, things can go wrong. I released an update to Solar Explorer for all markets on the weekend, both paid and free versions. As a special bonus, it came free with a limited edition bug that that basically caused the app to start up with a black screen and do […]


27 January 2013
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Development
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Impulse – an updated Thrust

Impulse is my interpretation of Thrust, a gravity game from the early 1980′s. I started the project, over a year ago, as a Shiva3D learning exercise, inspired by a clone of Thrust I’d found on Android Market. The biggest complaint from users of the clone was that the touch screen version had controls which made […]


20 January 2013
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Development
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Blackerry’s final Portathon: a huge success

It’s been a busy couple of days because I decided to take part in the final Blackberry Portathon, after missing out on the previous two, because I thought I didn’t really have anything to submit. A bit late, I know. There was lots to do and I really wasn’t prepared, but I succeeded in submitting […]


29 December 2012
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2012: An app developer’s year in review

I’ve been an active app developer for about 18 months, and although I’m not earning a living at it, it is now a significant part of my income. Despite a number of setbacks this year which limited the time I had available, I was able to make major improvements to Solar Explorer and Exoplanet Explorer […]


21 December 2012
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Commentary
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RIM moving in the right direction

A little ray of sunshine from Tomi Ahonen, a former Nokia exec, has built up quite the following for his insightful analysis of the phone industry. Up until this month, he had been quite dismissive of RIMs chances whenever it came up in a blog post. This changed in Brief Notes from Smartphone Bloodbath Battlefield […]


25 November 2012
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Commentary
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BlackBerry 10 on it’s way

Sometime in the next few months, mobile devices are apparently going to outnumber us humans. Despite a marketplace with up to seven billion customers, only two manufacturers, Apple and Samsung, have found true success. Nearly every other player is slowly (or quickly in some cases) sliding into oblivion. It’s really quite bizarre. Blackberry’s new phone […]


17 February 2012
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Solar Explorer live on Blackberry App World

It was only this morning that I was wondering what had happened to the app I had submitted to Blackberry last week as part of their Playbook for an app offer. The last I’d heard was that my app had qualified to be considered for a Playbook should it be accepted into the marketplace. This […]