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C.Y.P.O - New Android app from me

Finally got this app out of the door. It was actually more or less finished last March (2015) and I have been putting it off for 9 months to release it.

C.Y.P.O stands for check your phone often and basically it just checks and monitors how many times you turn your phone on. The main reason I developed the app is because I wanted to try out Android Wear development and see what can be done. This does have an Android wear component and it tells you the last time you checked your watch and how often you have checked your watch.

Follow the below link to install it
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tckr.dukcud

Want to see how it is made, link below to the GitHub repo
https://github.com/richardtan/CYPO
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This is me at the buffet
 
🙌🙌Lunch Everyone...
🙌🙌Dinner Everyone....😱😱😋
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Chrome OS and Android merging???

If it does merge, I hope it is the other way around and that Android folds into Chrome and not the other way round as the wall street journal post suggest.

Chrome OS already allows android apps to run via ARC (App Runtime for Chrome) and it works pretty well. My app (simple as it is) required 0 new code to get it running in Chrome. Even though it is not supported on Windows/Mac, it works perfectly well.

Chrome is missing apps. Get ARC working well with Play Services and you have a very power platform.

Also as Chrome was built around always getting updates, you will always have the latest version of chrome, with the latest Runtime version. No need to wait for stupid updates to come your way.

I think one thing that is needed in the Android SDK is better UI elements for HTML and CSS. I think the development in polymer could help and if that is then integrated into the API it will really help.

I don't see the logic going from Chrome to Android. It doesn't make sense...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabets-google-to-fold-chrome-operating-system-into-android-1446151134
Alphabet’s Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system for personal computers into its Android mobile-operating system, a sign of the growing dominance of mobile computing.
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My idea:

I think it's going to be a third, separate, multi-platform OS. A new thing based on ChromeOS that integrates with Play Services and the Play Store... Personally I like to call it "Play OS". Two years ago Robert Scoble said that he learned inside Google that the company was working on a contextual OS, and now the WSJ says that the effort for a new OS started 2 years ago. Sounds similar...

The Pixel brand, like the Nexus, would be a reference design based development model for the new OS. So in the coming months, I think that the Pixel C will receive an update that will make it switch to the new system. It would allow devs to optimize their apps for the desktop UI, so they'll be ready when manufacturers are going to launch their desktop devices the year after (2017). Google even said that the Pixel C will get software updates every 6 weeks like the Chromebooks, and that more details will come later...

After that I think that Google will launch a Pixel P(hone) powered by Project Tango, possibly with a Pixel VR headset as an accessory, since their goal is to demonstrate the ideal Google user experience and provide a platform for launching new technologies. That said the phone makers would still have the choice of Android with all its issues, but now they will also have a secure, up-to-date, contextual OS with the same huge ecosystem... only less customizable.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JacobGwiazdzinski/posts/gZWLGmkget3

PS: since Android is a huge brand, its possible that they'll keep the name for the new OS, but under the hood it's really going to be Chrome OS. For example they can name it something like Android Prime as a distinction with the more open Android.
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Can L.E.A.N (Light, Encrypted, Ad choice supported, Non-invasive ads) save digital advertising??

About time some advertiser realise that they are screwing up online advertisement, but is it too little too late? I sure hope not. Advertising is key to an open and democratic web. We need it and we need to make sure content creators are getting paid. It is the main reason I refuse to use ad blockers even though they speed up web pages and stop third party scripts from executed (I block flash by default). It needs to be fixed ASAP. 

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Pixel C can instantly turn your fridge into a smart fridge 😋
 
Fun fact: the Pixel C has enough magnets in it to instantly turn your refrigerator into a smart fridge.

(Review here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/12/pixel-c-review-new-hardware-ignores-an-android-tablets-core-problem-software/ )
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Great Scott!!! We got to call it back to the past now
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Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
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SmartStream TLM configuration, Java, Oracle PLSQL, PHP, HTML + CSS, Android
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  • Citigroup
    Senior Reconciliation Analyst, 2014 - present
    Back contracting through TCKR at CitiGroup and working as a Reconciliation Analyst.
  • TCKR LTD
    Director, 2013 - present
    Self Employed IT Developer providing services to the banking industry
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group
    Senior IT Reconciliation Developer, 2013 - 2014
    Contracting at RBS. TLM and Java solutions for a Reconciliation Project.
  • Citigroup
    Reconciliation Build Manager - TLM Configurer, 2011 - 2013
  • Infosys
    Senior Software Engineer, 2007 - 2011
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I mostly post about technology on Google Plus so if you want to circle me feel free to do so. I am also a massive Liverpool FC fan.

I have a Computer Science with Management Degree and achieved a First Class with Honours.
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    Computer Science With Management, 2004 - 2007
    Graduated with First Class with Honours, with a 79.2% average over the 3 years. http://www.richardtan.co.uk/2000/01/random-my-university-results.html
  • Westcliff Highschool for Boys
    2002 - 2004
  • St Clere's School
    1997 - 2002
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Train station, not sure what else to say
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I thought it was a nice place. The food was excellent. I had the Duck for mains and would highly recommend it!
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Pretty good. Would recommend. Pretty cheap as well.
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