Blog entries tagged with 'projects'

  • ITJobs Android App

    By Nuno Mariz, on 27 February 2012 @ 13:38

    Just released the ITJobs Android app, it was a fun(sometimes) project to make.
    The application supports devices with Android 1.6 or greater. For those people that says Android fragmentation is a non issue, I've to say they are wrong, it turns the life of developers extremely difficult and boring.
    Too many versions and resolutions to take care about. I had the feeling of continuous patching just to support the largest devices that I could.
    I've also found some nonsense and sometimes ridiculous bugs on Android SDK, I'll post about this later.

    But overall it's not a bad platform to develop. What I've enjoyed the most was the flexibility about the XML layouts and shapes, the Eclipse IDE does the job and I think Java is a nice programming language.
    Please send me some feedback, the app is available on Android Market:

    ITJobs Android Market

    ITJobs Android Screenshot
  • Announcing Daddy 2.0

    By Nuno Mariz, on 18 August 2011 @ 14:46
    Daddy 2.0

    The project is under development and my co-worker is doing her best to provide the most beautiful layout.

    For my english speaking readers the photo says: "Pregnant 3+"

  • Believe in your ideas!

    By Nuno Mariz, on 3 May 2011 @ 17:16
    Later in 2007 I had almost 200 feeds subscriptions on my Google Reader account and I had a problem, sometimes I didn't have the time to read a full article and I wanted to read it later.
    At that time I was not aware of a tool that would help me with this problem and my solution was to add a bookmark to Delicious with a readlater tag.
    It worked, but I didn't want to mess my bookmarks with links to articles that I wanted to read later.
    I felt that I needed a tool for the job and for about a week in my spare time I built a simple website to manage my online readings. It was simple, It had a bookmarklet that I could call to save a link of the page that I was visiting, add a title, description, tags and the ability to save it privately.
    On February, 8th, 2008 I announced on my blog the release of Fullread. The feedback was a mix of "I use delicious with a tag for that" and "Looks nice, but not very useful".
    At that time I built the tool mainly for myself and I truly believed that there was a need for this kind of thing, but the majority of the feedback was not that great. I continued using the tool but I didn't add more features to it. If the people didn't liked why bother?
    Well, 25 days later Marco Arment released Instapaper and posted on his blog. Marco went further and added an iPhone app, that was in my opinion the killer feature.
    Right now Instapaper is the market leader in this category, it's a fantastic tool with a continuous development and I use it every day.

    So, why Fullread had no success compared to Instapaper?
    In my opinion the factors were:
    • Mainly because Marco made a great job.
    • Marco was the CTO of Tumblr and was well known by the community, this helped with the media coverage. I'm a simple software engineer in Portugal.
    • I abandoned Fullread development.

    What's the future of Fullread?
    The answer is not simple. It’s very difficult to compete with Instapaper or Read it Later at this time of the game. But, in the name of pride, I'll eventually improve/rebuild Fullread, maybe with a different approach.

    So, is there a lesson to take from all this, I ask?
    Yes: Believe in yourself, believe in your ideas!
  • My best project ever!

    By Nuno Mariz, on 14 January 2008 @ 23:14
    Baby Baby
    The project is still under development. My co-worker is doing her best to provide the most beautiful layout.
  • Fullread updates

    By Nuno Mariz, on 10 January 2008 @ 10:34
    New features on Fullread:
    • Feeds in the latest and user bookmarks.
      •[rss/atom]/ (By latest - all users)
      •[username]/[rss/atom]/ (By user)
    • List of users that bookmarked the same URL.
    • Multiple bookmarking service support.

    NOTE: If you are using a bookmarking service that is not available, please let me know:

  • Fullread

    By Nuno Mariz, on 3 January 2008 @ 19:53
    Fullread is online. It's just a simple tool that helps you organize your online readings.
    I use a lot, mainly for bookmarking, but right now my account is a complete mess because I’m constantly adding links that I want to read later and I don't delete them.
    Fullread uses a simple concept: I add an URL to my account to read later, then I decide to archive, delete or add it to my account.
    Feel free to send me any feature request or something else.
    I hope you enjoy it.
  • Smallr updates

    By Nuno Mariz, on 23 November 2007 @ 17:56
    After I've messed up about the domain issue(see this comments), I've just updated smallr with some features. Now provides an API to access the service by REST.
    Right now only supports JSON, XML will be is also available soon.
    A bookmarklet is also available.
  • Smallr

    By Nuno Mariz, on 22 November 2007 @ 19:51
    I've just released smallr. It lets you generate small web addresses with a keyword that make it easy to remember, will not break in emails and will never expire.
    Basically is a TinyURL clone, with a keyword addon.
    There will be an API for webservices with JSON and XML, eventually a Firefox extension.
    Test it and send me some feedback.
    I hope you enjoy it.

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