It has been a while since the last entry but here we are again. For the last month I started developing in Unity3D. Have to learn from scratch so it will take a while to complete my first game there but so far it feel very intuitive. I have started to port my BubbleShooter game to a 3D version and started developing a new game also in 3D.
In the last few years, Twitch has become the premier platform for streamers. Twitch's huge user base makes it attractive to anyone to gain a large audience, and earn a living in the process. For the longest time, this benefit was restricted to the highly successful chosen few. Thankfully, Twitch has an affiliates program as a means of getting smaller streamers verified so they too can start earning money and building an audience.
How to get verified on Twitch
Starting a new app project today. Scheduled for release in three to four weeks. Simple video and photo app with additional features for people traveling. Uploaded a new Android tutorial video and joined Patreon.
In Android there is a very simple way to add a date picker to your app with just a few lines of code. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to set up the DatePicker, show the date in a TextView and calculate the age based on the users input.
Android datepicker
You created a YouTube channel and uploaded your first videos. You created an Instagram account and started uploading photos. You created a website and are writing articles on it. Whatever the platform and content, it is time to get noticed. This is my story...
How to get noticed among all the content online
Ever wanted a super fast disk? The steps below show you how. Fast ram disks have a disadvantage that they do not preserve data on restart. When the computer shuts down all data on the disk is gone. However sometimes it can be handy to use such a disk. I use ram disks for video encoding. I copy my raw video file to the ram disk, edit it and when encoding it is much faster than a normal disk. So how do we do this.
Make a superfast RAM disk in Ubuntu
Welcome to another update in the YouTube Monetization series. In this series I keep you informed on my progress to become a monetized youtuber. If I come across tips and tricks I will share them here. This is the fourth month since I started uploading videos to YouTube and I still have a lot to learn.
YouTube monetization Update April
When I started using Firebase realtime database in my app I Quit Smoking it was very easy to test. All the data in the database was from development with the emulator. I released the new version of the app and there where a few errors. So I started to work on that. I soon discovered a practical problem being that the data in the database contained live data. I didn’t want to corrupt that. I used to following steps to get a debug database.
Firebase - How to separate development from live data
I finished the update for the I Quit Smoking app this week. Tested it in beta yesterday and it is going to production today. Added two new features.
Over the last couple of weeks there was a lot of anger about the Facebook privacy blunders. On Twitter there was the #DeleteFacebook hashtag and there where other initiatives in various countries. But getting away from Facebook is easier said than done. One of the reasons is the Facebook built tracking software which is used by a lot of apps.
Facebook privacy - Facebook tracking by popular apps