Some “Shout-Out’s” to make today. Thanks go out to Cyril at Alsaseo, Benjamin at Convertic, Haruna at Exotic Express Bijoux, and a company called Game Publishing which I currently don’t have a url for. A special thanks goes out to Pierre who claimed yesterday’s bounty. If you missed the bounty don’t worry. Watch out for another new bounty which will probably be sometime next week. Don’t forget you can still get yourself an Android App for your site very cheap. Offer ends this Sat at 12:01 am EST, so there is just one day left. Hurry up!
So I was going through some statistics today. Basically only about 1% of my blog visitors ever make a contribution. Now out of that 1% group 94% of those people have been from France. And very few of them use Pligg. I am overwhelmed with gratitude by the support the French community has put forth. I’ve received constant positive emails and support from them. France has now become the number 1 place I want to visit if I ever get the opportunity to take a vacation.
So I was reading an article this morning about how the number of mobile devices will outnumber humans later this year. I’ve been watching the trend shift, and it’s shifting fast, to more users using mobile devices to connect to websites than ever before. Eventually it will outnumber PC’s and Laptops. I’ve been building all my new stuff for Pligg 2 to be compatible with the mobile device trend. I’ve got a lot of new modules just waiting to come out, once Pligg 2 has been finalized and released freely to the public. Some of the stuff will blow your mind. This is why I’ve been going through the process of not only learning to code for mobile devices but to get all the licenses required to do so. I started with my Chrome App developers license. Now I’ve got my Android developers license. But where does that leave ios?
Well, let me tell you. Apple has the most idiotic system set up for app developers it makes me cringe every-time I’m writing something and need to consider the ios market share. Which thankfully is dwindling. Mostly in part of Apple’s complete mess of a developers requirements. It’s not the coding mind you. I can understand the app code and build ios apps. It’s the publishing system. It’s ludicrous. First off it’s bad enough that their SDK (software developers kit) is only available for the Mac. Secondly in order to publish and ios app into the itunes store you must own a Mac. Now there are 3rd party ios app builders that you can use on other OS platforms but you still can’t publish it once it’s complete without a Mac. That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.
It’s no wonder that Android which came onto the scene late after Ipods, and Iphones became popular, that the number of available apps for Android is already tripled what is available from the itunes store. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an Apple hater. I have an Iphone. Jailbroken of course. But I wouldn’t use it if it wasn’t jailbroken. All the good apps that Apple rejects end up in Cydia. Most of the apps I use come from there because it’s the only way to really make good use of an Iphone.
So I’ve come up with a way to bypass Apple all together with a module for Pligg 2 that will enable admins running Pligg sites to still grab a piece of that valuable ios app screen real-estate and make their users happy. No jailbreaking required. I’ll explain more about that when Pligg 2 comes out.
Tomorrow I will spend most of the day waiting on buses and doctors office waiting rooms. Some of the stuff you have to do is absolutely ridiculous. For example. I have to have my blood tested once per month. I have to go to a doctor. Then he has to order the blood test. I then leave that doctor and take a bus to another doctors office where they draw the blood. Then wait 2 hours and take another bus back to the first doctor to get the results. Which of course he charges me as 2 visits. So in reality I get charged for 3 doctors visits tomorrow when it should only be 1. It makes no sense to me to pay for a test to be performed, and then have to pay again for the results. Isn’t that the whole idea of the test in the first place , is to get a result? It drives me nuts thinking about it.
I’ve been asked a few times why I don’t have medical insurance. The answer is simple. Since I am an orphan. There is no medical background on my parents or heritage. I have no idea if I’m German, Italian, Polish, or maybe even French? All insurance companies declare me un-insurable because anything could be considered a preexisting condition. There was one company that would accept me, but the monthly premiums would have been over five thousand dollars a month. That is just asinine.
Anyway, I’ve rambled on enough for today. Time to go back to writing code till the wee hours in the morning. If you would like to contribute you can do so from here. If you are unable to make a contribution. It’s ok I understand. I’m glad you took the time to read my post. Please feel free to share my blog with your friends, or if you have a blog, you could write a story about me.
Tune in Tomorrow