18 Mar

Intro to home automation part 2 – Installation

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This is the 2nd post in my series on automating my home. You can find the whole series of posts on my blog at http://homeautomationforglass.com/blog/. Installation was probably the part I was least looking forward to, largely because it requires an electrician which is expensive and has the opportunity to blow out costs significantly if […]

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25 Feb

Home Automation Part 1 – Product/System Selection

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I've always been interested in technology and gadgets. Not just because they're cool, but because they can improve things; Improve systems in your business, improve the service you provide to your customers, improve your ability to keep track of your physical activity (or lack thereof). Home #automation  is one such area where I believe it […]

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25 Feb

Mobile Apps in Healthcare

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The #healthcare  industry receives a lot of attention when it comes to emerging technology, which I think is largely due to the fact it's been so far behind in embracing technology, and partly because almost everyone encounters the healthcare industry at some stage during their lives. It seems like every week there are more amazing […]

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11 Feb

Home #automation  a top trend in 2014

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Home #automation  a top trend in 2014 "Home automation is proving to be a top home improvement trend, making the Jetsons' futuristic lifestyle more realistic than ever before." I'm not sure we're quite at the 'Jetsons' stage yet, but I think we'll make a lot more progress in the next couple of years than we […]

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10 Feb

Intro to home #automation  

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Intro to home #automation   Here's a good article talking about a few of the main standards currently in the market and the differences between them. I'm all-in with Z-Wave – what does everyone else like/have? What the heck are ZigBee, Z-Wave, and Insteon? Home automation standards explained View this post on Google+

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8 Dec

Great to see Kids Voice Search getting a mention on +Ausdroid – if you have a chance,…

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Great to see Kids Voice Search getting a mention on +Ausdroid – if you have a chance, please check it out (it's free) and let me know what you think in the comments below. Reshared post from +Ausdroid Kids Voice Search App – a fun way for your kids to interact with your phone: Google Now […]

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6 Dec

This is what's been keeping us busy recently

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Anyone with an Android phone or tablet (and kids in your life, whether your own or someone else's), if you have a chance, please check it out and let me know what you think.You can download it (for free) on the link below and check out the promo video here: Kids Voice Search (Android app for […]

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1 Nov

All apps from Platinum Apps are at least 50% off!

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For a limited time, all of our apps are discounted a minimum of 50%, so check them out now and grab a bargain before the prices go back up. Here are a few:Vita for Facebook: Now $1.24, was $2.49 = 50% off! (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.platinumapps.facedroid) Zumbo's Early Learning: Now $1.25, was $4.99 = 75% off! (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.platinumapps.zumbos) Platinum […]

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24 Oct

We've just released the updated promo video showing all the new layouts and features…

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We've just released the updated promo video showing all the new layouts and features of Vita for Facebook – what do you think? Download link: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.platinumapps.facedroid This post has been reshared 5 times on Google+ View this post on Google+

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24 Sep

BIG Vita for Facebook update

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We've been hard at work trying to improve the performance as much as possible and in doing so we've also implemented lots of other tweaks and improvements. So be sure to grab the latest update (v3.64) as soon as it appears (which should be within the next couple of hours) and let me know what […]

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22 Aug

In case you're wondering what we've been working on lately, here it is……

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In case you're wondering what we've been working on lately, here it is… http://www.curious-creature.org/docs/android-performance-case-study-1.html When we had a look at the performance of Vita for Facebook, there was LOTS of red (red = bad), so while we've been working on implementing the nav drawer, we also looked at how we could use the techniques mentioned […]

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7 Aug

The navigation drawer implementation in Vita for Facebook is almost complete and…

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The navigation drawer implementation in Vita for Facebook is almost complete and will hopefully be ready for release next week. What do you think? play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.platinumapps.facedroid This post has been reshared 1 times on Google+ View this post on Google+

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24 Jul

I can't hold off any longer – here's the navigation drawer we're currently…

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I can't hold off any longer – here's the navigation drawer we're currently working on implementing in Vita for Facebook. What do you think? Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.platinumapps.facedroidAmazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/Platinum-Apps-Vita-for-Facebook/dp/B007ILHUJ8 View this post on Google+

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12 Jul

First review of Vita for Facebook v3.5 has been received on Google Play: "Version…

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First review of Vita for Facebook v3.5 has been received on Google Play: "Version 3.5 Superb. Well done. Keep it up & with prompt support svc I'd give U guyz all the stars U need. Cheers mate ;)" Always nice to hear from a happy customer. Any unhappy customers are also encouraged to get in […]

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12 Jul

Vita for Facebook v3.5 has just been released and is available now on Google Play…

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Vita for Facebook v3.5 has just been released and is available now on Google Play and Amazon Appstore (and maybe sometime in the next couple of weeks on Samsung Apps, given their painful approval process) so get it while it's hot. Changelog:Faster launching, loading & displaying posts.Smoother scrolling.Improved (and faster) login process.Fixed issue with notifications […]

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3 Jul

Celebrating the holidays and the fact we haven't shared the phone numbers of…

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Celebrating the holidays and the fact we haven't shared the phone numbers of hundreds of millions of users (like the official Facebook app did-> http://www.techlicious.com/blog/facebook-for-android-app-leaked-hundreds-of-millions-of-phone-numbers/), we're offering Vita for Facebook for only $0.99 for a limited time (usually $2.49). So grab it today and keep your privacy intact!(plus we have some big updates coming with […]

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17 Jun

Any fans of the recently-announced Navigation Drawer?

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I think it looks great and would love to see it adopted widely, although I don't think it will be well-suited for all apps, many apps would benefit from including this. What does everyone think? Would you like to see this included in Vita for Facebook or any of our other apps? Design Docs Update: […]

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17 Jun

In case you haven't grabbed it yet, Vita for Facebook v3.23 is now available…

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In case you haven't grabbed it yet, Vita for Facebook v3.23 is now available and includes a whole bunch of improvements and bug fixes, so update now and let me know what you think in the comments below. Dave #vitaforfacebook   View this post on Google+

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7 Jun

The changelog for the next release of Vita for Facebook is getting pretty long -…

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The changelog for the next release of Vita for Facebook is getting pretty long – here's just a few of the things we've been working on… Larger preview images displayed throughout.Sharing privacy options – share to friends, friends of friends, public, private (on you can see it) or have select groups of friends who can […]

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29 May

In case you hadn't seen it yet, here's a video of one of our apps, Zumbo's…

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In case you hadn't seen it yet, here's a video of one of our apps, Zumbo's Early Learning, designed to help give 2-6 year-olds a head-start with their learning. Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below and if you have kids that might like it, you can get […]

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