Category Archives: FractionCalc

Old Nerd’s Post – “Ancient” Technology

Old High School friends of mine just posted some Facebook comments on “ancient” technology they still possessed, and it caused me to think back about my old devices.  Brian mentioned that he still had his father’s old slide rule (and … Continue reading

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The Marketplace May Bite You!

In a previous episode of Marketplace Woes, we discovered that the otherwise unexplained negative download bug/feature was in fact the result of a customer having his carrier apply a chargeback for the amount paid for the product.  Fair enough!  One would … Continue reading

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Negative Download Mystery Solved

Earlier (in this post) I reported that the reporting feature of the App Hub was telling me that on Feb 2, 2011, two of my apps, Fraction Calculator and Decimal2Fraction Converter, had minus 2 downloads.  How does one have negative … Continue reading

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Bad News from the Certification Guys

I put together a minor upgrade to all my apps — correcting a couple of things I didn’t like in them, and adding a way for users to see all my apps — and they’ve been coming back from the certification … Continue reading

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Brain-dead App Marketing

Earlier today I was listening to Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy Podcast, Show #740, and there were two callers taking about the marketing of their iPhone apps, as well as some comments made by Chris Marquardt, one of Leo’s regular … Continue reading

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Fraction Calc gets first sale!

Fraction Calc passed its testing this morning, and was placed into the App Store.  I am happy to report its first sale!  At 20:38 this evening.  I know this because I put a “phone home” routine into the app which … Continue reading

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My First Two Apps Are Submitted

As of tonight I have submitted my first two apps to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, the App Hub. These are: CoinTosser FractionCalc I’m going to give ConvertPlus, the most complex and “serious” app (in terms of time spent), a … Continue reading

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The Fraction Calculator App

The very next of my three apps for Windows Phone 7 is my Fraction Calculator. It adds, subtracts, divides and multiplies fractions. Fraction arithmetic is the bane of schoolchildren and college students alike. FractionCalc is the solution! I’ve posted a … Continue reading

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