Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Latest Release of Computer and IT Quiz for Android

Hi again,

Nothing particularly exciting for the end user in this release - I've been working again on the background features, so it's nice and easy for me to add questions to the quiz, and I've been working on the question database a little too.

A few bigger changes to the database and some other improvements, including minor bug fixes that have been e-mailed to me over the last few months, will be arriving in the next release.

I'll post then.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

An update on my plans for my Android business

Hello all once again!

As I mentioned recently, I'm back working hard on my Android projects in the spare time I have, and will soon be releasing an update for the Computer and IT Quiz.

I've spent some time getting loose ends tied off, organising plans for this particular project and going through the large number of e-mails I received from fans of the quiz (thank you for all your suggestions and comments, they are very much appreciated).

I'm almost at the stage now where I can pick up and start working on a whole bunch of new questions, there are a lot of new topics I want to cover, mainly to bring the quiz up to date with some of the amazing technology available today for IT professionals and fans.

I may separate off some of the Windows XP questions (due to the system becoming very outdated) and allow you guys and girls to select question categories you do/don't want to answer questions on. The old questions won't ever be fully removed from the app though - computer history and legacy systems are very interesting and can be a lot of fun).

That's my update for you anyway - lots of exciting stuff to look forward too, and I hope you computer fanatics are going to enjoy to enjoy the improvements as much as I am.

Thanks again.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Release - Computer Quizzes

Hello again all.

I've now just released the Computer Quiz Lite and Pro versions again, after tidying up the code, removing some bugs and also migrating over the Android Studio (I was formerly using Eclipse, but as I am starting work again on my projects, I thought it best to move over to the new system now).

Things are going well, I've got a lot of planned changes, all scheduled in for different release dates, so please keep an eye on my apps on Google Play.

Once I've got into a regular release cycle again, I'll start posting my profits again so you can enjoy reading that each month.

thanks again everyone,
Mike - aka Spiderdog Software

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back in Business

Hello everyone - I'm officially back in business, devoting much of my spare time to Android development.

I've got a fair bit of work to do to get my apps ready for updates again, but rest assured I will be working hard.

I will keep you updated, but if you would like to, you can Like Spiderdog Software on Facebook:

Thanks again, more updates coming very soon.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Appologies for lack of posts

Hello to my readers. You may have noticed I haven't posted for quite some time now... Work has been a nightmare due to lack of staff etc, so I'm arriving home shattered and not able to concentrate on development for a while.

I hope that any of you who are trying to achieve the same as me are still pursuing your goals, and I will of course be back developing in the future.

I'm sticking with teaching myself for now, that takes up enough time, and I can apply skills to my future work.

Hope to post again soon,


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

February 2014 Profits

Hello and welcome back to my blog, all about my dedication to making my living developing apps for the Android platform.

Good results for this month again - still hovering around the same number but that's fine by me as I still have not had time to finish off the updates to the app and push them out.

Earnings for Computer and IT Quiz Pro: $17.87

If you look at my my goals page, you can see that I have now hit 2 more of my goals:
  • Earn $10 per month for 3 months in a row.
  • Earn $15 per month for 3 months in a row.
No Facebook 'Like' goals reached by the end of Febuary, but I'm sure I'll hit one next month with the help of you folks (thank you!): Spiderdog Software Facebook page.

Thank you again for reading - time to get on with some coding!


Saturday, February 1, 2014

January 2014 Profits

Good morning and welcome.

I hope you are all enjoying the start of your weekend - I need a good rest after such a tough week at work.

So, as always with the profit reports I publish, I'm going to keep things fairly brief. Good results for this month - I wasn't actually expecting much as I haven't released any update for a while due to working on a couple of features for the Computer and IT Quiz, but take a look yourself:

Earnings for Computer and IT Quiz Pro: $21.76

If you look at my my goals page, you can see that I have now hit 2 more of my goals - that's really cool and I'm extremely pleased about this -if I can keeping hitting at least one goal a month, then I'm going in the right direction:

  • Earn $20 in a single month - achieved.
  • 30 likes on Facebook - achieved.
The money achievement is great, but I'm also pleased to get more likes on Facebook - thank you to everyone who has hit the Like button so far, and for those of you who haven't, please please please do - it means a lot to me: Spiderdog Software Facebook page.

Good luck once again to everyone who has similar dreams to me - thanks for reading. I'll post again soon.

Friday, January 24, 2014

All the Small Things

Over the past few weeks I've been organising my life using a number of various tools to achieve what I need. I've done pretty well using such tools (and there are plenty out there to meet everyone's needs). Using organisational methods and tools I have:

  • Organised my Android development workload and successfully broken it down into micro pieces of work.
  • Stopped smoking (since December 29th 2013).
  • Started losing weight.
  • Sorted out my finances.
  • Kept on top of small things that always seem to need doing (changing car bulbs, cleaning, DIY stuff).
If you don't already keep on top of your life in this way, and particularly if you often forget to do certain tasks (in your personal or work life), then I'd recommend you give it a try.

Trello is extremely useful and allows you to create lists of tasks in various categories, and you can drag them out or archive them when they are complete. You can share these tasks with others and work on them as a team, or keep them for yourself. I use this to organise so much stuff that I don't know how I got on without it!

For an example of the sort of tasks I might create, see this:
Don't smoke whilst out having drinks
Stop smoking for 1 day
Stop smoking for 2 days
Stop smoking for 3 days
Stop smoking for 5 days
Stop smoking for 1 week
Stop smoking for 2 weeks
Stop smoking for 1 month
Don't smoke whilst on holiday in Florida
Don't smoke for 3 months
Don't smoke for 1 year

You can see how small I have gone with these tasks - one day at a time, and it's great. At the time of writing this, I haven't smoked for over three weeks. OK, a little willpower is needed, but if clearing a list of items that need doing spurs you on, then this is the way to go.

You may be thinking now 'This is supposed to be a blog about Making Money with Android Apps, and right you are, but to be successful you need to stay on top of your workload, and by creating tiny tasks like this, you can.

Oh, and if I get 1 more Like on my Facebook page, that gives me a total of 30 - another one of my mini goals achieved!

Many thanks for reading.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

December 2013 Profits

Good afternoon.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year's eve.

This post will cover my profits for December 2013 - I have also updated my 'About Me and My Goals' page to show which goals I have achieved and which ones I have left to reach, so please take a look.

So, without further ado here are my profits for December 2013:

Computer and IT Quiz Pro:  $15.84

This is a lot healthier than last month, and the price increase doesn't seem to have impacted sales which is great. I have also hit two of my revised goals:

Earn $10 in a single month. Achieved December 2013
Earn $15 in a single month. Achieved December 2013

I have a lot of development work to be getting on with now - hopefully I can achieve another goal next month, so I will leave this post now and get cracking with that.

Once again, I very much appreciate all the Likes I have had on my Spiderdog Software Facebook page - eight more likes and I achieve another goal, so please please head over and hit the Like button. Many thanks!

Speak to you all soon.