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Requesting developer to develop apps, roms, anything else?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by kryptonyt, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. kryptonyt

    kryptonyt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If there is a better place for this post please move it ( to the powers that be that do that kinda stuff:D)

    i'm interested in understanding who, why, and how people become interested in "developing" anything.
    Most apps seem to be free so if there is money or other benefits for developing apps, roms, kernels, ( what else can be "developed" for a droid? )

    i'd actually would like to see a list of things and maybe what the return/rewards are for doing so?:thinking:

    Also, i probably do not want to learn how to do any of those things. That said i have a few ideas for apps that i would like. Is there a place to go to have one made? Ya know, kinda like going to a custom tailor for a handmade suit versus being one off the rack.:D
     

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  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery

    Hi Kryptonyt :) Your question deserves special attention and would have really derailed the thread you posted it in. So it became its own thread ;)

    We have this thread (http://androidforums.com/android-applications/3-post-your-app-idea.html), where members post app ideas. Devs or other members reading the thread might offer suggestions of apps with similar feature or a dev might ask if others are interested or say they are working on such an app and direct the member to their thread.

    We also have a Application Request Forum dedicated for such inquiry.
     
  3. kryptonyt

    kryptonyt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Roze for moving me to my own spot. <S>

    Maybe i need to do this in reverse and read some of the posts that you suggested to see what others are doing.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. larrybud

    larrybud Lurker

    I develop because (1) it's my job, but 2) I like to learn new things.

    I've also developed a free app that is a companion to a service that I sell online (golf league website). So it's to help with marketing.
     
  5. kryptonyt

    kryptonyt Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey Bud,

    Thanks for your reply. Clearly got a few good answers to my questions.

    The one thing that i did not get and maybe you will think about answering it if you can or if anyone else wants to chime in: it's the how/what part of my question. As i mentioned or at least think i alluded to, i do not want to learn code at this stage of my life. That said i am still curious enough to want to know if a code is made up of a "computer language, and an app is a small program ( and if it is not that then what is it and how does one distinguish between: an app, an application ( if there is a difference ) a program, and i suppose the grand daddy of them all an OS.

    When i started reading about "open source" as a computer user and not as a programer i figured it meant that the door was not locked for those with the know how to add subtract or modify something that was written or perhaps sketched out by others. Even if i am not going to take a test on the information i figure that most anything can be broken down to layperson terms.

    i think this is what i am asking here.

    i use to say to "programmers" who i tried to speak with about idea's that i had: suppose we were back at the beginning of the notion that everyone could have their own personal computer in their home. We may basically know the history and as i see it ( and i know that there is more to this story than what i am about to say. But for all intents and purposes i'd say there there was Apple and everyone else. Both systems in the early days was subject to image burn or whatever it is/was called when an image was on the screen "too long" ( however long that was doesn't matter either ) then there was this ghostly reminder of what was on the screen
    " too long " to programers and other computer heads started asking "what can we do to prevent this burn from happening" If we are old enough to remember way back then the "screen saver" was developed. They are still around but nowhere near as popular as they were. [ i have heard that one of the new type screens being used by some of the smartphone companies is vulnerable to screen burn. It my be the AMOLED and not the Super AMOLED but one or both are more vulnerable to screen burn. In any event, i am once again in my long winded mode but hope that after wading through all the words my question can be cooked down to an answer long winded or condensed. But what i'd say to the programmers was " Flying Toasters" meaning "screen saver" but also meaning that two words could tell a person with the knowledge and ability to create a program what it is that one may be trying to do.

    Huffing and puffing, the long winded old man says: maybe an answer that would tell me something about something that i know little or nothing about might go something like this: Yes, code needs what generically can be called " a computer language. That code follows patterns and rules in order to produce actions on a computer. So when someone figured out that an app could be written to make ones cell phone work as a remote control for your TV and or your whole theater system, they write the program and some people saw it as a must have. i wouldn't waste space for such an app unless it had a feature to speak to the phone and tell it ESPN at four AM Morning Joe at six am and off at 9. If it's just going to do what my remote already does then i don't want it.

    But just how much can a droid do? One of my favorite things is to monitor my house from anywhere in the world. i can see rooms and yard depending on how many camera's i have.

    One of my app idea's might be worth paying for but if it is not, what is the pay off for writing/creating free apps.

    Now i need a nap after writing all of that! :eek::thinking::eek:

    Thanks to anyone who want to chime in.
     
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