Welcome,

My name is Stephen and currently an IT Professional doing administration and support, however I've always had a deep passion for software development. I've started mobile application development when I got my first Android phone in October 09. This blog catalogues all my progress with creating mobile apps for not only Android, but eventually iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. Hope you enjoy.

-Stephen

I'm back and this time I mean it.

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Hi again everyone, this orginally started as a side project/hobby and I was dedicated at first...but then it fell off. Well now I decided to get back into it full steam ahead. I do technical support at my current job, and I recently became pretty much the Blackberry guy. Anyone with any problems, new setup, anything come to me. So to keep my resume updated I added the word "Blackberry" and as well as "Android" due to my experience [little as it may be] with coding and an user. I started getting hit constantly by recruiters looking for Blackberry, Android and iPhone developers. Just cause that one word made their search hit my resume, even though I'm not qualified [yet] I plan to change that now.

A combination between that, my office possibly moving and making it a 20 minute longer commute for me and desktop support becoming a thing of the past [ala these mobile devices, cloud computing, virtualization] made me realize I got to make a move.

So no more is this a side project I do on my spare time [which has LACKED], this is now a whole movement to advance my career and become what I went to college for, a Software Developer.

First step, take a course to learn the real basics behind mobile coding. CHECK, my college is offering a 8 session night class starting in May doing just that for the iPhone.

Next step, develop a portfolio, program anything and everything, whether for myself or someone else, just get the experience. [One of my first projects will be a checkers game, Android marketplace lacks anything proper regarding that]

Third step, port. Whether it's android or iPhone, whichever my first real successful application is on, I will port it to the all 3 systems. Blackberry, iPhone, Android. WebOS and Nokia's are at like step 17.


That's it for now, regardless of my progress I will be posting. I promise you that. PS check out my lame attempt at a banner for this site.

 

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