Yeah you read the title of this post correctly. At the tail end of last year I received an urgent holographic transmission* from screenwriter and best selling novelist Ernie Cline looking for some help with his latest project. Both Ernie and his brother Eric are proud owners of DeLorean DMC-12’s (that’s right, the car from […]

There are new Star Wars films on the horizon and I’m pretty damn excited by that. In fact I’m so excited I decided to re-write my X-Wing Targeting Computer app for iOS. Yay! You may remember the original ran on Android handsets and was written using Adobe AIR. This time I thought I’d go native […]

It’s been quite some time since I updated you on the progress of my X-wing Targeting Computer app, and to be honest this post will likely be the last on the subject. So what exactly have I been up to over the last few months? After all, wasn’t it more-or-less ready for release on the […]

This post has been long overdue. Firstly, a huge thank you to those who keep enquiring about my X-wing Targeting Computer app. Secondly, please accept my apologies for not posting sooner. So what have I been up to over the past few months? Well the app is about as ready as it can be without […]

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Okay I know. I said I’d have the Targeting Computer ready for AIR for Android’s release but the truth is I’ve been kinda busy with other commitments. The good news however is that it’s almost there and I now have a version of the Targeting Computer that I would say is functionally complete. Well if […]

By golly, it can be hard work testing GPS-enabled apps. I mean if you really want to make sure it’s all working then you’ve gotta travel around and cover a good distance. I found out to my horror the other day that the Targeting Computer was suffering from some distance calculation craziness that I hadn’t […]

So how’s my X-wing Targeting Computer coming along? Is it finished? Well I’m getting there but you know what they say, “The last 10% of a software engineering project accounts for 90% of the development time”, and it’s definitely turning out to be true for this one. As well as ironing out a large number […]

Wow! The last few days have been pretty amazing and I’d just like to thank everybody for the overwhelming positive response to my X-wing Targeting Computer app. I’ve had desperate Star Wars geeks begging me to release it on the Android Market. Others have even resorted to threatening me with physical violence if I don’t […]

Update: You can find a post about the iOS remake of my X-wing Targeting Computer app here. I’ve always wanted to be an X-wing pilot, helping the Rebel Alliance in their desperate struggle against the Galactic Empire. Unfortunately we haven’t yet acquired the technology in this galaxy to build reliable and safe X-wing fighters. However […]