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Up Down Fish on Chromecast.com/apps

+Erik Bye and I are very excited to see our (free) Google Cast enabled Game (Up Down Fish) being listed above the fold on the new Google Cast Ready Apps listing[1]!

If you haven't tried it out yet, you can get it here:

- Android: http://goo.gl/BDNNKS
- iOS: http://goo.gl/qhQlno

Happy Casting!


[1] - http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/apps.html
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Congrats!
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Create useful .gitignore files for your project

A neat little webtool that builds out a starting .gitignore file.  Here's the one I am using for Android Studio:  http://www.gitignore.io/api/android,intellij
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Our video (+Erik Bye) from the Chromecast presentation we did last night!  Some things may actually be accurate.
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Thanks Nick for translating Erik's tech talk for me! :)
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Awesome job!!
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Yay! Great talk. 
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Scrolling Bug in Google+ ?

It seems I can't scroll my Google+ feed if I start from the area where the "new post" button is....  

Looks like the button itself belongs to a view that takes up the whole width of the screen and intercepts touch events:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwkqsq6tr5ie0yi/Screenshot%202014-06-04%2015.38.57.png

When you scroll the feed down, the view is animated off the screen and presumedly removed from the view hierarchy:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc6lp9pia79qssc/Screenshot%202014-06-04%2015.41.10.png
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I've noticed that the region where the touch doesn't work corresponds with the "New posts! Touch to see them" pop up. I think the region is somehow consuming touch events. I've also noticed that if the problem isn't occurring, tap the new post button and hit back.
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In lieu of a photo of my luggage....

... the #io14  pilgrimage is starting.
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wooo! Are you leaving today or tomorrow?
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It's a large kind of day.   #androiddev  
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+Erik Bye and I presented to a local developer/designer meet-up about our experience building custom apps for Chromecast tonight.  So much fun!

(Thanks for coming to show support +Phuc Nguyen  and Jeff!)
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Soon.
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Too Many Share Icons

I had no idea there was so much variety in the world of iconography for the "Share" action.  

I am obviously partial to the latest Android share icon - but I think the share/try icon in OSX makes the most semantical sense.
And why iOS 7's icon is nicknamed the "uploader" - What do each of these symbols have in common? They are all trying to convey the exact same action - share! Sharing to a social network or via email is a ubiquitous action nowadays but designers have still not been able to reach a consensus on what symbol to use to represent it. Not only does each major platform use a different icon, but they've each witnessed changes over the years.I have spent ...
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"The best icon is the one that users are most familiar with."
This came right after he recommends the Apple-only icon for general audiences and the generic ShareThis icon strictly for Android apps.

Designers often have blind spot in that they tend to only use Apple products daily.
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All set to use Uber for my visit to San Francisco for #io14! Want $10 off? Use my invite below.

_Use my Uber promo code, nicholasp23, and get $10 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/nicholasp23_
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Android Software Engineer
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android, java, python, bash
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  • Phunware, Inc
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Self Employed
    Engineer, 2009 - 2011
  • BlueTie, Inc
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Thomson Reuters
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2008
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Jeep enthusiast, Android enthusiast, creative software engineer who enjoys solving problems. I am horrible at golf.
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Dozens of Android applications - both personal and contracted.
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2008
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