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Kevin Walzer, software developer.
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I've released version 3.0 of The Lake Effect, the travel app I've developed with my wife to explore getaways in the Great Lakes region. This new version features a significant rewrite in jQuery Mobile to enhance its UI. It's a free download for iOS, so please give it a try.Tue, 15 Mar 2016
I've released version 1.0 of Snowbird Shores, a travel application highlighting various getaway destinations in the Southeast U.S. and Atlantic Shore, for iOS. This app is based on a related website that I help support, http://www.snowbirdshores.com. If you are interested in finding out more about cool places to travel in the warmer coastal southern climes of the U.S., check it out.
It's hard to believe it's been nearly two years since the last blog entry in this space. My work in mobile development hasn't ceased, as it plays an important strategic support function in other parts of my business, but once my mobile apps reach a certain stage of maturity I expect them to remain stable for a while.
I'll outline some additional news in subsequent entries, but a couple of things I'll state up front:
I've released version 2.0 of WTPoem, a "poem-of-the-day" app featuring the poets that WordTech Communications publishes. The app shows a different poem each day from current and older WordTech titles. The app also includes links to further information about the poets and their books.
This version includes a major redesign for iOS/iPhone, to better fit in with the current look and feel of that platform, and also includes support for Android phones, which have a large and growing percentage of the smartphone market. My goal in adding support for Android is to increase the reach of the poems we feature.
WTPoem 2.0 is now available on Android, and submitted for review at Apple for iOS, and should appear in its new version very shortly. (Version 1.0 is still available on iPhone and will automatically update when 2.0 is released.)
WTPoem is a free download, so feel free to check it out.
I've released version 2.1 of The Lake Effect, the travel app I've developed with my wife to explore getaways in the Great Lakes region. This new version includes a few UI enhancements and expanded coverage of Great Lakes getaways. It's a free download for iOS and Android, so please give it a try.Thu, 15 May 2014
I've released version 2.0 of The Lake Effect, the travel app I've developed with my wife to explore getaways in the Great Lakes region. This new version includes a few UI enhancements and expanded coverage of Great Lakes getaways. It's a free download for iOS and Android, so please give it a try.Sat, 29 Mar 2014
I'm happy to announce version 1.0 of The Lake Effect, a travel app that provides photos and descriptions of many enjoyable getaway spots in the Great Lakes region. The app is based on material assembled by my wife and myself at http://www.thelakeeffect.com, and adds a section on Great Lakes news as well.
I will be adding additional features to the app in the coming year, but I'm pleased that it's out in its present form. If you enjoy travel in the Midwest/Great Lakes region, feel free to check the app out.Tue, 25 Feb 2014
I've been pretty quiet here over the past several months; most of my time has been taken up with Mac application development. But I haven't forgotten about my mobile apps. QuickWho and WTPoem are both due for updates this year, as well as ports to Android. WTPoem has been a nice little success, getting many downloads each month and building awareness of the literature I publish through my other major business.
I've got another application under development as well. While it's a little too soon to discuss, I'm very excited about it. More in this space a bit later. All in all, 2014 is shaping up to be a promising year for my mobile projects.Fri, 20 Dec 2013
Jo's developer, Dave Balmer, recently put out the first new release of Jo in over a year, and that's gratifying. The new themes I developed--partly based on older themes in Jo's source tree, and reflecting iOS's move to a flatter design style in iOS 7--are a small addition to his work, and reflect my continuing reliance on this framework.
Not surprisingly, Android ports of my current iPhone apps are coming in the new year, as is a UI refresh of them to fit in better with iOS 7. That's going to be fun.