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.
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.. )
After a lot of years working as an employee in various companies I am off to a new start as a self-employed developer.
Over time I came up with a lot of ideas for new apps to develop and I have never had the time to take it one step further. Now as a self-employed developer I am hoping to get things done and take all of these ideas and act on them. While there are a lot of things I want to work on I am convinced there will be a lot of dead work-time that I’ll need to fill somehow. So, besides the fact that there will be some new apps in the near future and some updates to the current apps I have neglected over time, I am looking for interesting projects I can take part in.
So… If you are a fellow developer, a company that outsourcing development or anything else in that field, contact me. Who knows, maybe we can be creative together 🙂
After a while not posting any new apps/services, I am pleased to announce the latest service I am a part of.
Lru.it – Url and Text Shortener
Lru.it is very similar to other URL shorteners online with a little twist… It can shorten Texts 🙂 (we’ll get to that..)
With Lru.it you can take any Long-ugly URL and turn it into a short-beautiful and easy to use and share link. All you have to do it paste the long link to the main text box on the site home page and click “shorten.it”. The shorten permanent link will replace the long link placed in the text box. All there is left to do is paste it on and share it.
With every short URL generated there will be also a matching QR Code. You can save the image and share it as you wish. Scanning the QR code will direct the scanner to the original link.
About the twist… Check out the Text.it button on the main page. It will send you to a page with a rich text editor. There, you can write any message you like, style it, color it and so on, then click Save.it. The site will save the message with all it’s style and give you a short link in return (like the main Lru.it service). Following that link will direct the user to a page containing the content that was saved. So… from now on, when you have a long message to paste to someone you know a new cool way to do so.
As always, feedback’s are always welcomed.
My Latest app was release to the market today. With MyAlbum you can download your Facebook albums to your Android device in seconds. It is based on the Facebook album sync app engine (This time the name is not containing the word Facebook and hopefully will not get banned).
Added to the engine is the ability to batch upload pictures to Facebook. As the official Facebook app lets you upload one picture at a time, with MyAlbum you can upload as many as you want in a single easy upload procedure. Just open your image gallery and choose the pictures you want to upload, press share and choose MyAlbum app.
Downloading albums is the same as it was in Facebook album sync. Just choose the albums you want to download and get them !
All features are open (even downloading tagged pictures of you). Free app and no ads. Responses and feedback are always welcomed, email me or leave a comment.
Android Market page
It’s been a while since quick video was published and I can’t seem to find any good idea for my next app. Thought about some but nothing was interesting enough to get me back in business. Most of my ideas involved Facebook communication and tools, but after the Facebook album sync app experience I avoid writing anything remotely connected to Facebook. Hoping my brain will get some good ideas soon.
In the meantime, if you got some features you are missing while using your phone, if something is not working well and needs a replacement, you are more then welcome to suggest them. Email me or post a comment below and maybe we can bring something helpful to the Android community.
As I said in my last post, the new app I’ve been working on is out on the market and called: QuickVideo.
The motivation for writing this app came after many video capturing moments passed by me and left undocumented due to the time it took me to reach to my camera. After so many missed moments I have decided to write a little app that will help me get in “recording mode” very fast and easy. The idea was an app that will sit on my home screen and be accessible, fast and reliable.
QuickVideo is a small app to install and have a link to on the home screen. A second (or less) from the moment of touching it’s icon, your android will start recording a video of whatever in front of it. To stop the video recoding, simply touch the screen – The most important mission accomplished and the video is now saved and secured on the phone SD card. After stopping the recording an options screen will pop out giving the ability to: play the video, rename it, delete it, share it or just go ahead and exit (until the next QuickVideo).
This is really a small and easy app that helped me fill a little gap in the media sector of my Android. I am always looking for ways to improve my apps, if you got some ideas/requests you are welcome to leave a comment or email me.
Page on the market here
So after resting a bit from the android development due to insufficient brain juice, i am back and running on a new app.
As all of my apps, this one also comes out of my necessity of features using my phone. We all have situations in life that we think “ohhh that’s funny” or “I have to video tape that!”. When that happens, most of the time we either take the phone out and ask the people we are with to do the same thing again (which never duplicate the first time) or we just giving up the situation and staying without the video of it.
In my next one I’ll be trying to fix this issue by writing a small app that will get us filming as soon as we (and the phone) can. Getting the shortest way from the point reaching in to our pockets and getting the phone out to the point when we are already taping. As it sounds, it wont be a sophisticated app nor it will have a lot of options and user interface, but I hope it will help us getting more situations in life recorded and shared.
Israel News 1.6 upgrade was sent to the market today.
Upgrade includes a new favorites section. Each news feed now contains a little star on the side, pressing the star will add/remove the feed from the favorites list. Assuming there are feeds one reads and follow often, this is an easy to access them without the need of going through the entire list.
Bug reports / feature requests are welcome. as always.
The app has been removed from the Android market following Facebook Trademark complaint. I am trying to get in touch with Facebook to resolve the issue (no success so far…).
Updates to come…