Sensis API Hackathon

Sensis API Hackathon

Nov 24

After weeks and weeks of preparation – the Sensis API hackathon last weekend was a great success!

I was speaking with Richie from Taboo and Sean from Cocoaheads about how it would be awesome to tap into Melbourne thriving mobile development scene – and with the help of Sensis, the hackathon was the perfect outlet to let developers battle it out in a much heated platform battle!

Overall, we produced some great apps by the end of the weekend, Sensis has written up about each app and their team here http://developers.sensis.com.au/blog

Since I was judging the end results, I couldnt compete which was a bummer – instead I thought i’d hack together a quick live blog and try to keep it updated during the day.
Just turns out I’ve been out of blogging for so long, I was struggling to think of anything interesting to write. Here is the archive of the live blog – this won’t be up live for much longer, probably another month or two
http://dev.jamesgiang.com/sapihack/

Finally just a thank you for everyone that got involved – as the organiser of the Android Australia User Group, its great to see so many Android devs come out to spend a weekend in the basement grinding some code :)

Heaven of Hell

Heaven of Hell

Aug 03

The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”

John Milton – Paradise Lost (Book 1)

Weather support for AusSnowCam

Weather support for AusSnowCam

Jul 31

Today I released a new version of AusSnowCam with weather support. The data is currently being derived from BOM’s weather observations.

The phone version of the app displays the information via a popup message. Tablet version will make use of the space under the cam selection list.

Check it out if you haven’t already!

(lol @ the Nokia E6 ad)

How to connect to ADB via WiFi

How to connect to ADB via WiFi

Jul 31

Today I was hacking away at some updates to some of my apps – after accumulating several devices over the last few months, testing my app looks a little something like this

Picture got photobombed by actual Androids (how awesome is my makeshift non-keyboard shoebox stand?)

I was always under the impression that to establish ADB you needed a USB cable – turns out that’s not true.

If you have a rooted device – simply installing something like ADB over WiFi enables you to connect to your device from your PC

I’m now no longer running low on USB slots.

End of a challenge

End of a challenge

Jul 28

I challenged myself to start continuously blogging again – but I realize I forgot to set an end date.

Recently watched a TED talk by Matt Cutts on trying something new every 30 days.

I’ve nearly been continously blogging for 30 days, so I think I’ll set myself up for another challenge next month.
And of course… blog about it! (duh, that’s a given)

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