I have wanted to write a blog for a while, but never took the time. So now here it is.
I've been working on Android development for a while now, I think I started tinkering in 2008 I didn't even own a compatible phone at the time.
I worked on a bunch of mobile project, mostly native Android, but also some with PhoneGap, and Titanium but really it's native Android that I liked the best.
So it's been 7 years, and lately for the first time, I actually have put my very app on the store. It was actually my first encounter with making widgets ... I figured why not put some ads in it and try to become rich?
So here it is: Fit DrinkUp!.
If you are a fitbit user like me, and you were annoyed at tracking your water consumption like me (that makes about 1 of us ... yes I know ... I should have researched the demand a little bit more), this app allows you to add pre-configured widgets on your home screen which will log the configured amount of water onto your account.
So I have learned about:
- configurable widgets
- how poor the widget documentation is
- how to put ads on a view (which is actually quite simple)
- that I might not have made the most profitable app for my first official!
This was indeed fun, and I will certainly make an entry in the near future with some more insights about widget making, and the difficulties that I have encountered.
In the meantime, go and try the app, let me know how you like it, send me feedbacks.
Over and out!