Goodbye Feeder

After spending a lot of time developing and promoting Feeder – It’s time to say goodbye.

Despite the many development and promoting hours invested in Feeder, I could not get enough people to use it. At least, not enough to pay the rent on Feeder’s server side infrastructure. Therefor, I have removed the app from the play store and closed down the servers.

There are approximately 600 weekly active users in Feeder. If you are one of them – I am Sorry.

Active users can go ahead and uninstall the app. It will not work anymore (no servers alive). Thank you for your support and interest in the app. Hope you enjoyed it while it last.

MyAlbum For Facebook app – Privacy Policy

This policy goes to both MyAlbum for Facebook (“The app”) editions – free and paid;

1. The app has no server side and is not saving any user personal data nor login credentials.

2. The app Login process to Facebook is done via Facebook’s official SDK.

3. There is no middle-man/middle-server between the app and Facebook’s servers (assuming Facebook is not using any in it’s official SDK).

4. Photos downloaded from the app will be saved on the device sdcard and there alone.

Upcoming MyAlbum Update

Finally, it’s close. The new MyAlbum version will be ready in the next couple of days. Currently under massive (!) testing on various devices.
New Holo design, stability, unlimited background operations and (drums…) – Groups upload support.

Planning on staged rollout as soon as v3.0 will pass testing.

Stay tuned!

Feeder malfunction

At the 7/12/2013 Feeder has encountered a database malfunction and some of the users may have lost their subscriptions. If you login the app and see there are no subscriptions for the account you have been effected and should re-subscribe to your feeds.
I am really sorry about the issue and taking the necessary steps to ensure it wont happen again.

[NEW APP] Feeder is OUT!!!

Hi all,

Feeder

Feeder, the news reader I’ve been working on for the past few months is finally out to the Play store.

Feeder is a smart news reader. You can search and subscribe to virtually any site/feed on the web and get an aggregated feed of all the sites you like to follow.

With Feeder you can read all the content you are subscribed to, filter it by sites and/or by subject and get push notifications when new articles publish. Notifications can be set per feed and/or per subject (!). All of these features in a nice, clean and easy to use interface.

Download your copy NOW – I promise you’ll like your new reading experience :)

Play store link.

As usual, Feedback are welcome (good and bad:))

[NEW APP] Feeder is out for Beta testing

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After a long time of coding and testing – Feeder is out for beta testing!

Feeder is a RSS Reader on steroids! It lets you subscribe to your favorite news sites/blogs. Choose sites/topics that you want to get notification upon update. Browse articles by topic or by site, and many more features to come. All of which – in a nice beautiful and fast user experience.

The app is currently available only in Beta download using the Play store. In order to join the Beta stage you most join the Beta testers community on G+. After you do that, you use this link to opt-in as a tester and then you can download the app from it’s Play store page. In the near future (I hope), when the app will be ‘baked’ to leave the beta stage and release to the general public users the beta program will continue and will get many updates and features for testing long before they get to all users.

As for beta version, you can expect bugs, crashes and all sorts of nice (?!) issues. This is what the beta is for. When you encounter a bug, please report back using the community page/In-app feedback/email or using any other media you can thing of.

Instant Video is out (QuickVideo remake)

Instant Video is out to the Play store.

Instant Video is a remake of the app QuickVideo that was previously released. It is basically the same app with a lot of under the hood improvements.

Improvements:

1. Faster load time – Recording now start a bit faster.

2. Silenced the “beep” sound of the camera shutter that was sneaking into the video in some devices.

3. Added support for more devices. Including tablets.

4. Improved video quality.

5. Improved user interface.

6. A lot of bug fixes.

7. It’s a paid app. Expect better support and response times :)

Interested? Grab it here.

As always, suggestions, problems, feedback and such are always welcome.

MyAlbum Pro is out

Finished developing the MyAlbum for Facebook Pro version and it’s now live and kicking at the Google Play store.

Two differences between the Pro and Free version:

1. The Pro version has no ads in it

2. Using the pro version, the ability to tag your friends in the photos you upload is enabled.

So if you are interested in tagging your photos and/or removing the ads and/or just want to support my work, go ahead and grab the Pro (You’ll like it :))

Market Link

Love to hear some comments about the tagging feature. The bad ones too… (although I hope there are none :))

Some statistics on MyAlbum for Facebook app

To tell the truth, when I first wrote MyAlbum for Facebook I did it for myself. I needed a way to Upload/Download blocks of photos to and from Facebook and the official Facebook app just wasn’t enough. It was also the time when I first started developing for the Android platform, so one thing lead to another and MyAlbum was born.

By now I realize I wasnt the only one with these needs. As for the time I am writing this post, MyAlbum was downloaded 146,804 times and collected 2106 Market reviews with an average score of 4.4 stars (out of 5). Number one app in the Android market for Uploading/Downloading Facebook photos.

And here are some statistics on how users use the app in 2012:

1. Users uploaded and shared 727,078 photos.

2. The 727,078 photos shared awarded of an average of 30 feedback each (comments and likes per photo).

3. Each day there are an average of 1,100 comments and 7,700 likes for photos shared by MyAlbum.

4. Users has generated a total of 2,863,336 API calls to Facebook servers.

5. Each day, an average of 1080 new users install MyAlbum on their Android device.

Looks nice ah ?? :)

It’s nice to know the app helps so many users in their daily social sharing activities ! As always, you are welcome to mail me with any suggestions, comments and ideas.

Have a great sharing.

My new Brand name – Sourcejam

After developing all of my apps under my own name at the Android Market, as I changed my working status, from now on I’ll be working under the brand name called Sourcejam.

Sourcejam can be found on Sourcejam.com (of curse).

The reason for the change is that from now on I will be working on some private apps I have always wanted to develop and I’ll need some help doing it. If it’s servers hosting, IT, Design, etc.. So i figured, why not just get a nice brand name that will be the roof for all of mine and my partners projects? And this is how Sourcejam was born.

The Sourcejam site is still under development but Sourcejam’s first project is up and published on the Android Market. It’s called – StreamLife.  StreamLife is a social aggregator for Android that combines number of social streams into one. Facebook, Twitter and the phone call log (for now.. soon more sources will be added). Go ahead and visit the app page on the market to get the full picture, here.

I am very excited about this app. It took us a few months to get it up and running and we still have some work to do to get it really fantastic. From all of the apps I have developed, this is the biggest one yet. On the StreamLife project I am working with a designer, a good friend of mine,  Boaz Sides. Everything in StreamLife was designed by him, from the smallest pixel to the screens as a whole. You can check him out on his Facebook page (this site is under construction right now.. )