Monday, October 31, 2011

Alert Mode

New Alert Mode coming in the next release (1.5.8). Protesters will like this feature. Snaps a photo and then auto uploads and creates an Alertgram.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Android Market Active Installs Confusion

Google decides to just change the way they calculate active installs and everyone's 30 day chart drops like a rock because they then compare these calculations with the old calculations.

Who is in charge of quality control in this Android Market? Developers are going to revolt if Google keeps this up. There doesn't seem to be any real concern for developers marketing efforts and no real attention to details. I wonder why.

UPDATE! Google has resolved this 30 day chart issue. Good job Google!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S2

That Samsung is a remarkable phone. Just tested Say Cheese and it works great.

Google Telling Iphone Developers How to Code?

I just find if very funny to see Google telling Iphone developers how to code in Objective-C, Apples language. They wrote a style guide. What's more funny is that they are wrong. http://iphonedevelopment.blogspot.com/2009/08/dot-notation-redux-google-style-guide.html
Not taking sides here because Apple likes to make fun of Java, but common Google, at least get it right.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Please Contact Us Before Posting a Bad Review

We received a bad review because the users said voice commands were not working. But it turned out that he did not click the speaker button (lower left). The speaker needs to be green to accept voice commands.

The volume indicator is just below the speaker, not a big rectangle in the middle of the screen like you see with most voice activated apps.

Please use the Contact Us form in the app to send us questions before giving us a bad review. Press the menu button and then use the contact form to send us questions or suggestions. We answer all requests.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Say Cheese Addons


Here's an example of some new Say Cheese canvas based addons about to be released. These are cool. They will make a great addition to retro and groovy frames.

You get addons right from within Say Cheese. It's easy, like a game plugin. In the settings, just click the big blue button at the top to get to the Addons store. After you get an Addon, it will be available for install from the Live Frames Browser. Then just point at shoot with your target in the frame. Now Say Cheese can respond to your photos with voice and wrap them in cool texture frames. Try to think of a response that matches your frame. That's fun!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good Bye Steve Jobs

Quite a story and what a ride he had. He will be missed. I finally get around to working on software for his inventions and now he's gone.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Say Cheese 1.5.0


I would recommend updating to 1.5. This major version has zero memory, service or battery leaks. The entire process shuts down when you exit the app. It has other cool features like immediate voice response upon snapshot while concurrently processing the photo.

I wrote about how to eliminate the billing service leak that you will find in most apps using in-app purchasing. This tech stuff is under programming tips on this blog.

Say Cheese 1.5 also supports purchasing cool accessories like frames and textures that work live while you are snapping a photo.

Cool Accessories for Say Cheese