First a big “shout-out” to Laurent Bourrelly today for making his second contribution. The French community have been absolutely amazing. La France est un endroit formidable. Je voudrais pouvoir le visiter. Next I would like to list some frequently asked questions about the Android Apps that I am making available to people who contribute to my cause.
Q: Are you a licensed developer?
A: Yes, I actually hold 2 licenses from Google. One for developing Chrome Apps and another for developing Android Apps .
Q: How do I get an app built from you?
A: Right now it’s only through the level 4 donation. You will receive a worksheet to fill out, create some graphics, and send them to me. The worksheet explains what is needed. I will eventually be offering this as a service through the Pligg Pro Shop at a future date. To get the app by donation you must donate before Saturday February 9th 12:01 am EST.
Q: How long will it take to build my app?
A: Typically after I receive all your graphics and the worksheet back it takes about 4-6 business days.
Q: How long before my app is approved in the Google Play Store (formally Android Market)
A: Once your app is published it may take up to 6 hours for it to be searchable within the store.
Q: Can I charge for my app?
A: Free apps get more exposure. I only submit apps that can be downloaded by users freely, but yes you can charge for your app, but you will need your own Google Developers License and set up the payment system, submit the app yourself. Please notify me if you are choosing this option.
Q: How will the users of my site know where to find my app?
A: Once approved and listed, I will email you with the url you can provide to your users.
Q: Do I have to be using Pligg?
A: No, I will make an app for any site as long as it doesn’t violate Google’s policy.
Q: Will I need to update my app when I change or upgrade my Pligg site??
A: No, it makes no difference what version of Pligg you are running. But with Pligg 2′s responsive design it will make things look much better after you’ve upgraded.
Q: Can you rush my app to market?
A: Yes, however there is a $250 charge for rush orders. Once I receive all your graphics and worksheet, your app will be completed and submitted in 1 day. Contact me if you need this.
Q: Can you do the graphics work for me?
A: Yes at an additional charge of $250 per app. Contact me if you need this.
Q: Do you make Iphone apps?
A: Not at this time.
Now on to other Pligg related news. We’ve been hard at work fixing up Pligg 2. We are down to the last 2 major bugs. Then I think there is 1 medium bug, and a couple cosmetic fixes to be made. I’m so excited that we are down to the wire. It’s taken us a long time to get this all together. Sometimes I am amazed by all this. Did you know that Pligg is mentioned in over 5,000 books? Or that Pligg is the first content management system on another planet? Yep, Pligg is on Mars. Pligg is even on the Moon. Not too bad for 2 guys that never expected the widespread use and acceptance of this little cms when we started. Oh and here is another little Pligg secret nobody knows. Did you know that even though we’ve been working together almost every day for more than 7 years. Yankidank and I have never met face to face? Or even had a phone conversation for that matter. I’m on the East Coast and he’s on the West Coast. I would love to someday take a trip out west but it’s not anywhere in my immediate financial future thanks to the staggering cost of healthcare here in America. Maybe someone will start an Indiegogo Campaign to get me out west so we can finally meet face to face. I haven’t had a vacation for 5 years. I’ve worked approximately 1,825 days in a row, without a day off.
If you would like to contribute you can do so from here. If you are unable to contribute financially. It’s ok. I understand what it’s like to be poor. I would only ask that you help spread my blog by either facebook, twitter, or maybe write a blog post about me.
Tune in tomorrow