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Fred Grott
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Linkedin Assylum
So LinkedIN unrestricted my account finally. But it was very Dilbert-esque drama, in that I had to send a one sentence acknowledging following LinekdIN's TOS. The majority of problems is not with Internal recruiters. In fact I have never had problems with i...
The majority of problems is not with Internal recruiters. In fact I have never had problems with internal recruiters as they follow the professional best practices and do not contact people who are marked freelance in their LinkedIn profiles. The problem is two-fold.
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Bootstrapping WeEat and WeFit II
Part of the challenge in funding a portion of the seed capital round of a mini-start-up is that what to do in obtaining revenue before the product is out the door. In my case, I developed some product ideas that due the data-sets they require have about 650...
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The Story of the WeEat Mobile Application
I loss some family members due medical condtions brought on indirectly and directly by wrong or poor diet choices. The most recent was my cousin Tony due to diabetes and he was only 42 years old when he died this past April. At first I wanted to do a diabet...
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WeEat-Funding Challenges
A lot of startup people make the mistake of planning funding with the outlook that they are the 10% or the 1% at the top. But, with that no-limits outlook you make too many mistakes in planning for what cannot be predicted. It is much easier to plan like yo...
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WeEat
So what is WeEat, it is a mobile application with a delicious twist on dieting. One of the challenging aspects is how to determine what the free features should be so that they trigger an ever increasing IN-App purchase conversions. Okay I guess I should ex...
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on GoogleFit we need FitActivities.Eating in the api as dieting is in fact a Fitness Activity..come on Google get with it
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CodeQA understanding Android Product Flavors
Got something almost completely worked out as far as getting checkstyle, pmd, findbugs, jdepend, javancss, etc to understand android product flavors. I expect to get the dashboard task with a sample summary running in the next few  days. The only bad thing ...
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LinkedIN has surrendered to Spam Recrutiers
Apparently, you can no longer respond to a recruiter using LinekdIn Messages to spam(drive by spamming..you know the technique..they read your profile see you do nto have that skill but than spam you will job posting for that skill) you via Linkedin message...
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What is A View
I started preparing some slides, here is the first one What is a view in Android
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StartUP IP Challenges
One of the fun challenges of startups is the IP laws.  For example, in the WeEat application marketing wise he have all these copyrighted images that could help in the IN-App purchase triggers. At first, yes I cannot use them as they are not my copyrights. ...
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Alpha Mockup MenuItem Card
Just an alpha mockup of the menuitem card of the startup health app I am developing. The hardest part is coming up with a visual cue-ing that works with about 25+ individual values.  Basically, food groups on the left edge and allergen indicators on top edg...
Just an alpha mockup of the menuitem card of the startup health app I am developing. The hardest part is coming up with a visual cue-ing that works with about 25+ individual values. Basically, food groups on the left edge and allergen indicators on top edge. I probably need to instead of giving ...
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JBehave with AndroidStudiio
With the changes in the android gradle plugin 1.1.x to allow plain jvm testing we should be able to irregardless of whether we use Robolectric or not be able to enable JBehave acceptance testing.Should be fun finally having acceptance testing as an equal pa...
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Android Dev Guru
Introduction

I am what may be nicknamed a four horsemen:

-C/C++ to Java and MVC scripting

-Business, even have doen MIS and commanded $1 million dollar budgets

-Startup maven, know where trends are going

-Can also build server hardware if required


Links to demos, source code repos, portfolio stuff, video, etc is at:

http://about.me/fredgrott

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Android Mobile programming
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Java, html5, css3, xml, python, ruby, perl, android app development, javaEE, jython
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  • startups
    Android Mobile programming, present
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