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.


Next App is coming out Monday!

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My new program, which I've been quite secretive about is ready for the market! Barring some unforeseen actions, I'll be releasing my 4th and first non-free app into the market after Thanksgiving Weekend. Now that's so close I figure I can tell you some details.

As w/ the Monopoly Trade Evaluator, it's not a game, but rather a tool to aid players and as with my other 2 games, it's based on playing cards. The game in question for this program is Video Poker and the program will be known as Video Poker Assistant

By utilizing a series of equations, this program will aid players in improving their video poker gameplay and hopefully win them some real money next time they step into a casino. It does this with 2 different modes. Evaluator and Practice. In Evaluator, the player selects all 5 cards manually then the program will calculate all possible outcomes/payouts and then display the optimal hold/draw situation. It is very useful to check what you should do for a specific hand. In Practice, 5 cards are dealt at random and then the player is asked to select which they would hold/redraw. Afterwards the program calculates the optimal play, as it does in the Evaluator, and then it's compared to the selected play. It then will display the correct play and if it doesn't match, it will also display what moves should of been different.

In both modes, this program does a lot of calculations. Please consider the fact that there are 2,598,960 possible poker hands and this program processes through all of them to see which of the 32 possible hold/draw combination gives you the most chances to win, which take a few seconds to calculate properly. Within the "How To Use" section of the program is a detailed explanation of what calculations are done if you're curious.

 I'll be initially selling the program for only $1, then will go up to normal price, which will be between $3-$5, I haven't decided yet. So get your copy early on Monday if this sounds like something that'll help you. I'll post back Sunday night/early Monday.