... make sure you have a working mobile connection and take your laptop to the garden, where you can enjoy some wonderful landscape. In case you don't get the desired efficiency, you'll still enjoy the landscape.
You know that I've moved to Maven more than one year ago and I don't regret. I think I would be unable to manage the number of projects I'm managing on my own without it (or at least without an effective artifact repository).
Yes, there is quite a bit of topics in the title, and they are all involved in the latest prototype of blueBill Mobile.
A couple of days ago I did a massive refactoring in a couple of components of blueBill Mobile; the ones related to the management of fact sheets (e.g. bird calls with metadata) that I was talking about in a previous post.
At about 330 downloads and 150 active installs, the feedback I'm getting from blueBill Mobile customers is very small. It mostly comes from people in a birders' forum where I posted a notice about the app; while the feedback brought from the Android Market infrastructure is practically zero.
We're still at 50% of the year, but I find this statement from Elliot's blog fantastic:
In the recent weeks I've been surprised by how I received related inputs, from different sources and their perspectives, about the same problem. For instance, two weeks ago, I read an interview by Simon Phipps about the future of OSI an I was hit by this passage:
blueBill Mobile reached more than 200 downloads, with more than 100 active installs. I'm getting a few positive feedbacks and - more important - I didn't receive more problem reports, so I presume that the application is reasonably stable (even though communicating with users is still a problem).
After about one month from its appearance on the Android Market, blueBill Mobile experienced more than 150 downloads and a 50% of active installs. I'm using this project also to learn new things about the way to communicating to end users.