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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Suicide for the strobe/flashlight app on Google

I decided to pull the silicon fish blinky app off the market.  At the bottom are the comments I was getting.  I can't handle the shame.  I wasn't able to test the app on other platforms because I didn't have any extra phones.  I've since got a motorola droid 4 and the LG doubleplay that I found and repaired.   If I get some spare time I'll get the app working on those and republish it.  Fun while it lasted.  Lesson learned, don't do a flashlight app unless you have access to a lot of phones because the LEDs work differently on different devices.    I gave it away free and still got trashed.  I put a disclaimer.  Oh well.

At the end I had over 2900 installs, but as near as I can tell only 300 active users after 6 months on the market.  And in case you were wondering, never made $0.01 on it.  The only way to make money is to put ads or charge for the app, neither was I willing to do.  It was a project for fun, not for public abuse.

You can still download it direct to your phone from my download page, as long as you check the box in your settings->applications->unknown sources menu on your android device.  That allows you to install apps from other than the google market.  Just navigate your phone to
http://code.google.com/p/arduino-java-xyzcnc/downloads/list and then click on SiFishBlinky.apk


or go directly to:
http://arduino-java-xyzcnc.googlecode.com/files/SiFishBlinky.apk

Here is my wall of shame  :-#


      David on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 22:23 Huawei M865C (hwm865c) Version 1.9.16
Crap Learn to finish and test drive before Publishing
      Ben on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 22:59 Samsung Droid Charge (SCH-I510) Version 1.9.16
Does not work for Droid Charge Does not activate LED on the Droid Charge, thus making this a useless app for that device.
      George on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 22:42 Samsung SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 (SGH-I777)
Doesn't work
      Jason on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 01:19 Motorola DROID4 (cdma_maserati)
Does not work for droid 4
      Jon on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 21:02 Motorola XT910 (umts_spyder)
Bad Doesnt work
      Austin on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 12:17 Motorola DROID RAZR (cdma_spyder)
Gay Doesn't turn on. There is no zero star option by the way.
      Joel on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 07:25 Acer Picasso (picasso) French
Acer A500 N'a pas fonctionné.
      Nahuel on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 21:49 Samsung Sidekick 4G (SGH-T839) Version 1.9.16
Jo Ho
      Brendan on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 21:04 LGE Bryce (bryce) Version 1.9.16
:( Wont even turn on
      on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 18:29 Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T679) Version 1.9.15
GREAT Idea and no stinking ads NO ads or tracking but it just dosent work for my phone. Thanks, wish all app developers had your attitude.
      Lemuel on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 23:58 Motorola Droid X (cdma_shadow) Version 1.9.15
A+ Can you change the background to plain black? to save battery.
      Ari on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 01:45 Motorola Droid X (cdma_shadow) Version 1.9.15
Cool app Works well, I like the fact that you can create custom patters. I also like the strobe light
      on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 19:24 Samsung Galaxy Ace (GT-S5830) Version 1.9.15 Czech
Nefunguje Naprosto nefunkční
      Daniel on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 01:14 LGE Optimus 2X (p999) Version 1.9.14
Sucks Doesn't work on my phone waste of time
      Zeneth on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 12:52 Motorola Droid X (cdma_shadow) Version 1.9.14
Thanks A+

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