I am very pleased to announce the Peanut Butter Jelly Button! App Ever since my original PBJTime App was pulled from the App Store I have been flooded with requests to bring the app back. Unfortunately I am not allowed to resubmit the original app.
In response to such overwhelming interest I came up with the Peanut Butter Jelly Button! App. It has all of the great features of the original PBJTime! Fans Rejoice !!!
What time is it? Oh, You know
It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Button! Time !!!
This is the original audio from one of your all time internet favorites! Use
this app to amuse yourself and entertain your friends . . .
*** Press the button to trigger the “Peanut Butter Jelly Time” song quote! ***
*** Drag the slider to start a countdown timer, press the large button with the banana on it to start the countdown. When times up it will play the entire song!
** Touch the “Peanut Butter Jelly Button!!!” button to stop full song playback.
** Shake to trigger the main quote.
* Full Song Lyrics
The song title “Peanut Butter Jelly Time,” song lyrics, song audio and all audio clips contained herein are copyright the Buckwheat Boyz. Big thanks to them for spreading so much happiness!
I have to say that 2010 has officially been the worst year of my entire life. There has been so much insanity in my personal life that I have been completely unable to pursue my passion as an indie developer. Aside from updating a handful of my apps to run on iOS4 I have done 0 (ZERO) iPhone Development. I will spare you the details (you’re welcome) but believe me it has been a total nightmare. Things continue to suck but it is becoming apparent that if I do not make time to do the things I enjoy they simply will not happen.
So the title of this post is “. . . Hiatus Over?” What does that mean exactly. I’m not entirely sure. I know what I want to do. I also know what I need to do. Herein lies the difficulty. I imagine I’m not the only indie dev to face this problem but since it’s my blog i will focus on me. Can I manage to take care of my responsibilities and still pursue my development goals? 2009 was an amazing year for Keyvisuals. I had over 3 million downloads between my 23 apps. Then Apple decided to make a clean sweep and rid the app store of adult themed apps and my app count went down to 18. That was just the first and most insignificant of my problems.
The next bump in the road was when the iPhone Development training class I organized had to be canceled. It was supposed to be a 4 day intensive training course led by iphone programming guru Jeff LaMarche. This was no pipe dream. Jeff had signed on, hotel was booked, marketing was done, materials were printed, hopes were high. The phrase “if you build it they will come” apparently only works in the movies. Due to low registration the class had to be canceled. I can only assume the shitty economy deterred people from signing up despite my offering discounts and keeping costs as low as possible. My goal had always been to make the class happen and to attend myself, not to make a profit. Oh well.
Next I had my own health issues that got in the way. But I digress. I said I would spare you the personal details and believe me it gets worse.
So here I am. 2010 is coming to an end. Can I pull Keyvisuals out of a death spiral? No one knows, not even me. I’m publishing my goal here publicly in the hopes that I will find motivation and inspiration to begin developing again. It would be a shame to waste the knowledge I have learned and an even greater shame to go back to work that is unchallenging and unfulfilling. Cross your fingers.
After a 12 month stay on the Grid over at (mt) MediaTemple I decided to migrate this blog back over to it’s original home at GoDaddy. There are a few different factors that swayed my decision but when it came down to it the almighty dollar $$$ made the decision for me. A 12 mo. renewal with (mt) would have run me around $200 where a 12 mo. delux linux acct. on GoDaddy’s grid would run about $85. Add to the mix a 20% off discount code that happened into my inbox from GoDaddy and it was a no brainer.
Why was I at (mt) in the first place? Back in Jan. I decided I was going to try and run my own push notification server to add push notifications to some of my apps. I was frustrated because I could not get the server running correctly due to some unidentifiable restriction that GoDaddy was imposing. So I went through the tedious (not really, just time consuming) process of migrating my site and blog. As soon as the server was setup at (mt) the push notification server became fully functional. That was great except for the fact that I never did end up adding the push functionality to any of my apps and the whole process was an exercise in futility.
So now I’m comfortably back at home with GoDaddy. Besides who doesn’t
like this . . .