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 […]

You guys been to see The Force Awakens yet? Isn’t Kylo Ren an awesome bad guy? I thought so too but it’s clear the dude isn’t very good at catching lightsabers. So I thought I’d write a little app to help Kylo complete his training. Sure, I know Supreme Leader Snoke is suppose to be […]

09
Dec
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With Star Wars: The Force Awakens just over a week away, I thought I’d get everyone in the mood by posting a video of my X-wing Targeting Computer app that I threw together a while back. Fingers crossed JJ Abrams delivers the film I’ve been hoping for, and I can’t wait to see some X-wing […]

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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Dec
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For those who don’t know me, I like Star Wars even more than I like Flash. With Christmas only a few days away I thought I’d share this photo with you guys and tell you a little cautionary Christmas tale. That’s me and my brother dressed up in those crappy Star Wars costumes. And even […]

09
Oct

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 […]