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Michael Dodd
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Anipedia is an Anime and Manga reference app for Android 4.0+. Look up information on almost every anime series or manga comic around. Best of all, it's absolutely free, and has had some glowing reviews from AndroidWorld.it and TuttoAndroid.
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Funnily enough me and my wife had a big discussion on what the icon should look like. We originally considered using the first hiragana character of "anime", あ, but we figured that would clash too much with Japanese language learning apps. Likewise, using a roman letter "A" would struggle to convey the purpose of the app, see all the apps out there that use Adobe CS-style icons.

So our second choice was something that characteristically defined anime & manga, namely the unique way in which eyes are drawn. And we stuck with it.

We might alter the colours in the future, but we feel this icon reflects our app in its current state so we're sticking with it for now.
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Love Google Music? Love last.fm? Bring scrobbling to Google Music with this brilliant Greasemonkey script! 
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Such a shame, this was easily my favourite Twitter client for Android. It really seems that Twitter seem intent on killing off any third-party clients, which is giving me second thoughts about using it as regularly as I used to (if at all).
 
An Update On Tweet Lanes Development

As many reading this will be aware, Twitter have begun enforcing limits on 3rd party clients like Tweet Lanes, capping them at 100,000 user tokens. I have reached out to Twitter to see whether there might be some way I could be issued with more tokens, but I have been informed that Tweet Lanes will not be granted an exemption past this 100,000 limit.

So it saddens me greatly to announce that going forward, I won't be actively developing Tweet Lanes as I have to this point. The cold hard reality is that with this immovable, 100,000 user ceiling, my plans for growing and eventually monetizing the app are no longer feasible.

This will likely be disappointing news for many of you, but given I spent a good chunk of my spare time for 10+ months working on this app, believe me when I say this decision pains me more than it does anyone else.

I'm disappointed that the app is not feature complete, that I won't be able to implement my planned premium features, and that I won't be able to demonstrate some of the cool UX ideas I had (especially in the tablet space). Also, I continue to feel strongly that Twitter users are under-served on Android, and I regret that I won't be able to give my all to try and change that situation.

For what it's worth, I have given serious consideration to creating and selling a new 'Tweet Lanes Pro' application. If I ever reached the 100k user limit for such an application, that would clearly be well worth my time, and I could do whatever I saw fit in creating that app with regards to Twitter's requirements. I am however, very hesitant about pursuing this course of action, as it seems like a bit of a slap in the face to the people who helped me promote the app via 'free for life', even if this circumstance was brought about by factors outside of my control.

But it's by no means all doom and gloom. I haven't achieved all my previously stated goals (http://goo.gl/mnokx), but developing Tweet Lanes has still been a tremendously enjoyable and positive experience for me on a great many levels. 

Going forward, I will still use Tweet Lanes as my daily driver, and I do plan to fix bugs and add new features as time permits. Also, if/when I finish the App.net port, I will absolutely update Tweet Lanes with any new features. If some circumstance arises where Twitter's API restrictions are relaxed, it is highly likely I will resume active development. 

Finally, I would like to thank each and every person who has used Tweet Lanes, and especially those who have graciously donated to support the app, and spent their time providing me feedback and encouragement. Without sounding soppy, that alone has been reward enough to make this experience worthwhile for me. I hope to continue to hear from you all going forward as I work on future projects.
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Mine and +Tiffany Tang's new application, first time we've worked together on an app.
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Time for me to try out this new Google+ layout for a few days, and then not use it for a while. I don't know, perhaps it's because I'm not really a man of many words, or a man who can get his words together in exactly the way he wants, but G+ isn't really for me.

Also, the new Daft Punk album is absolutely spectacular. Album of the year, easily.
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If this track is built by one guy from just two 15-second samples, I can't even begin to imagine how good this album (or the actual track) will be.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (Astre Edit) (Random Access Memories)
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This is absolutely amazing. A bot that annoys telemarketers and other nuisance callers.
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This was the first track I ever heard from this band, and to this day the chorus still gives me chills. To me, music is something that goes beyond language.
チャットモンチーの世界が終わる夜に Chatmoty performing "Sekai ga Owaru Yoru ni" (The Night the World Ended) Translated and subtitled by me.
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Right, given the turmoil currently brewing regarding Twitter and its 100k token limits, I'm going to see if I can start using G+ more often.
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Did I mention I'm growing a moustache for charity?
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Surprisingly I'm the only one in my office taking part! Good luck with yours.

Hope you're all well. How's the moving plans going?
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Mobile App developer, sportsman and husband-to-be
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  • Anoto Limited
    Developer, 2012 - present
  • Freeway Projects
    Developer, 2010 - 2011
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