Monday, October 5, 2009

My first android app!



Had a little free time over the weekend and came up with the following. The image on the left is a clue and no, its not an indication of how I feel after an intense bout of coding :-) Rather its a simple application that uses the orientation sensor on an android phone to alert you (via a vibration) that you are not sitting up straight. I call it PosturePerfect. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am thinking of trying out Android Market to promote and sell the app. Right now, I am thinking of having two versions: a free trial version and a fully featured pay version.

I don't really care whether I make a penny on it or not. To my mind, the interesting side of all this is that a person, in his or her spare time, can do something that used to take a full software company: including marketing, quality assurance, etc. And all of this is accomplished using a cluster of open and freely available tools. It would be nice if it was a success of course...

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