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First app: QuickVibrate

Thanks to KO_KJ who commented on my past post, I published my first ever mobile app on  I was having some deployment issues last week, but I just did an online install and it seems to work. 

Also, I almost completed my Android Market registration (I actually paid and everything), but it turns out they want to keep your credit card on file.  I’m just not cool with that.  So for now, I’ll stick with AndAppStore, I’ll see if I get any takers at all.

Android Ringer App

Well I was about to publish my first Android app.  It was a simple gizmo that would toggle you between vibrate and normal.  You’d think someone would already have done that, but although there are dozens of apps and widgets that do approximately that, mine is the only one that I know of that does exactly that.  Anyway, I was about to publish and then it turns out that Google wants $25 to register with the market.  What?  To publish 5 lines of code?  (Yeah, 5 lines, go figure).

Anyway, just wanted to rant.  I was looking forward to displaying my work to the world, but looks like I’ll enjoy it in solitude for now.

– The Phone Critic