Sunday, December 18, 2011

Worst error ever! Android developers

You will only see a red-x error on your project ... but none of the files are showing they contain an error. So ...

Google led me here 

And I found the following to be my root issue ...

[2010-08-27 15:32:04 – (Project Name)] Error generating final archive: Debug certificate expired on 7/30/10 10:42 PM!

After searching I found this link which suggests the solution:

The problem comes from the fact that Android required the applications to be signed even in the debug mode. So it uses a keystore file called debug.keystore to providde keys for signing applications in debug mode. This key store file has a validity period by default 365 days from its creation date.

This is the site that I followed to fix 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Gah ... where did the time go

- Broken laptop ( Thanks for free repair - Newegg! )
- New shift at work
- Classes at school
- Rift for 6 months
- It was sunny outside

I'm done with excuses, I miss my moonlighting!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Next tier

2 of my wallpaper picker apps have just passed 500+ DL's .... yaaaay!

next up is a video player / selecting app and an customizable email alert app

Saturday, January 29, 2011


First mile stone with my first app.  I have surpassed 100 downloads and counting!

I am partially torn between making more of the same app (wallpaper galleries) or whether to move onto something new.

I will probably end up doing some type of 50-50 combo with massive grey areas as is my wont.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Download groupings

So by tracking my first app I have been monitoring the range of app downloads, it looks like this:

10,000 --- 25,000? maybe , at this point i cannot find any examples and my app hasn't gotten to this point yet, so I will update at a later date

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ad Mob integration


Description of usage stats:

  • Requests: The number of times your app or site requests to show an ad.
  • Impressions: The number of times ads are shown on your app or site.
  • Exchange Impressions: The number of times exchange ads are shown on your app or site via download exchange. Download exchange allows you to increase awareness and drive downloads of your iPhone app by exchanging your app ads with other developers’ app ads. To learn more about download exchange, see Download Exchange.
  • Fill Rate: The number of times ads are shown on your app or site, divided by the number of times your app or site requests to show an ad.
  • Clicks: The total number of times ads shown on your app or site are clicked by users.
  • CTR (click-through rate): The number of times ads on your app or site are clicked on divided by the number of times ads are shown on your app or site. For example, if you show an ad on your app or site 1000 times and receive 11 clicks, your CTR is 1.1%.
  • eCPM: Effective cost-per-thousand impressions is an indication of developer or publisher earnings per thousand ad impressions. eCPM is calculated as (Total Earnings / Impressions) x 1000. For example, if your total earnings are $10 and impressions are 9000, your eCPM is $1.11.
  • Revenue: The amount of money you earn from your sites/apps

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First App !!

Ok, so I made a real simple wallpaper chooser app.  But, that's how we get our feet wet publishing to the market (which was simple, fast and easy)

Goto market and search for 'Akira' , my app should be at top of search!

Step by Step

So, this is where I got started.  I highly recommend get Eclipse first (organizes all your files for you in a package, plus all the tutorials are written assuming you have it).

Installing Eclipse + Android SDK (software development kit)

Next, head on over to the Hello, World ---->.  Hello .... World?

After that, I went through and completed ALL the other tutorials.    Tutorials

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Here we go ...


Finished my tutorials, created a simple wallpaper app, moving on to setting up all my accounts to get this thing published.