Andromo App Maker for Android v4.0.7 Released

Andromo App Maker for Android version v4.0.7 has been released.

Here is the list of changes in this version:

  • Updated the Samsung Apps SDK support to fix a problem people were having uploading their apps into the new Samsung Galaxy Apps store.
  • Increased the maximum size for “background images” to 2560×2560 to allow for full sized images on all Android devices.
  • Fixed a memory issue that could cause problems with background images for the Dashboard, Photo Gallery, Audio Player, Podcast, and Shoudcast Radio activities.
  • Fixed a problem where PNG files were not working within the Photo Gallery.
  • Updated Andromo’s back-end server to a shiny new 64-bit build.
  • Updated the way Andromo links to items in the new Samsung Galaxy Apps store when “Samsung Apps” is the target.
  • Updated the Amazon Mobile Ads SDK to version 5.4.46.
  • Updated the Android Platform-tools to version 20 and the Android SDK Build-tools to version 19.1



Andromo App Maker for Android v4.0.7 is now live at www.andromo.com.

Week in Review – 2014/05/25

A look back on the week in Andromo, Android, Mobile, and stuff…

May25

Google’s Self Driving Car is Awesome

Seriously, I’m not a car guy but I think this is amazingly awesome. I love the way the vehicle looks and I can’t wait till these (or other) self driving cars are on the market. Read more about it on recode.net: Google’s New Self-Driving Car Ditches the Steering Wheel

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2014 Edition

There is some great stuff in this and if you are interested in technology, where it is and where it’s going, you should checkout Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends slideshow for 2014:

Props to Lorne for finding this year’s edition and sending it to me.

Apple Buys Beats

For $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stock Apple acquired Beats Audio this week. It will be interesting to see what Apple does with Beats and to learn (hopefully) exactly why Beats was acquired.

Balmer Buy Clippers

For slightly less money ($2 billion) Steve Balmer is buying the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Good for him, I think all retired billionaires should buy a sports team (and give to charity).

See you next week!

AnDev On Air: Android App Monetization and SEO

AnDevCon is hosting a public hangout today that I think a lot of Andromo developers would be interested in:

Interested in learning about app monetization and SEO? Then join us for AnDevCon’s second AnDevOn Air Hangout “Android App Monetization and SEO” tomorrow at 2:00 pm ET! We’ll be talking to several experts about tips, tricks and best practices for making your app stand out, and, above all, how to make it money. 

The public hangout starts at 2:00pm EST and you can watch it below if you want or at the Google+ event page: Android App Monetization and SEO

Andromo Needs Your Help!

Short Version

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We are running a giveaway and we need your help getting 300 retweets of our subscription giveaway tweet. If you would like to help, log into twitter, visit the giveaway tweet and hit the retweet button. If you want to enter to win (you should) follow @AndromoRocks after retweeting and you are done.

Longer Version

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If you have not already heard we are running a giveaway for one year of an Andromo Professional Subscription The giveaway is open to both subscribers and non-subscribers, so if you have any interest in a professional subscription please enter the contest and help spread the word.

To enter: Follow @AndromoRocks on twitter, and retweet the giveaway tweet. That’s it! But remember we need to hit 300.

If you are monthly subscriber you might win a free year! If you are a yearly subscriber (professional or otherwise) and your subscription is almost up for renewal: if you win you will get another year of access to Andromo for free.

We want this giveaway to be a success, but we can’t do it without your help. Each retweet helps get us closer to our goal and lets more people know about the giveaway.

So please visit the giveaway tweet, help spread the retweet love, and let’s see if we can get to 300 by Monday!

Thanks everyone,

The Andromo Team

Week in Review – 2014/05/04

A look back on the week in Andromo, Android, Mobile, and stuff…

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We’re Giving Away a Professional Subscription!

That’s right, we are giving away a free one year professional subscription to Andromo. You can read more about the contest here: Andromo Twitter Giveaway!

The rules in a nutshell:

  1. Follow @AndromoRocks on twitter.
  2. Retweet our giveaway tweet.
  3. Help ensure that the tweet gets at least 300 retweets by 12:00 noon CDT, on Monday November 12, 2014

Here is the tweet to retweet:

Good luck!

Apple to buy Beats for $3.2 Billion?

Lots of talk yesterday and today on this rumour. Is Apple really going to purchase Beats Audio for $3.2 billion? With all the news and leaks on this I have to say that it seems pretty likely.

Watch this video to see if you can figure out what Apple could be getting out of the deal: Producer Jimmy Iovine at D: Dive Into Media

I like the idea of using the beats subscription curated content service algorithms as a way to help surface and curate App store content, but that’s just me.

Andromo Developer Hangout #003

That’s right we are hosting a third Andromo developer hangout on May 22nd at 11:00am CDT. We hope you can joing us, but if you cannot ask a question on the moderator page.

Spring is Here!

Andromo Twitter Giveaway!

Andromo App Maker (the super easy to use, no coding way to create Android apps) is running a twitter giveaway! Entering the giveaway is simple:

  1. Follow @AndromoRocks on twitter. If you already follow us, this step is done.
  2. Retweet our giveaway tweet:

If the tweet gets 300 retweets by 12:00 Noon (CTD) on Monday May 12, 2014 we will give away a free one year ‘Professional’ subscription to Andromo App Maker for Android (worth $499!) to one of the randomly chosen retweeters.

The chosen retweeter will receive one year of the Andromo professional subscription starting on the date the giveaway closes. If you are already an Andromo subscriber you will receive one year of the professional level added on to your subscription starting from the date the giveaway closes.

The winner of the giveaway will be announced on twitter after the giveaway closes and they will receive a direct message from us instructing them on what to do next. If we do not hear back from the winner after seven days we will choose another random winner.

Read the full contest rules:

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“Andromo Professional Subscription Retweet and Follow Giveaway” (the “Giveaway”)

Official Rules (the “Rules”)

No purchase necessary; void where prohibited.

Indigo Rose Software Design Corporation (“Indigo Rose,” “Andromo”  “we” or “us”) is hosting the Giveaway via a link from its Twitter website and blog that is governed by the Rules.

By participating in the Giveaway, each entrant (the “entrant”, “you” or “your”) represents and warrants the following:

a.         that you have the right and authority to grant the rights to Andromo, as outlined in the Rules, and to fully perform your obligations as outlined therein;

b.         the pictures, ideas and information submitted to Andromo (“Submissions”) are original to you and you own all copyrights and other intellectual property rights to the Submissions;

c.         the Submissions will not infringe upon any copyright or any other intellectual property rights; and

d.         there are no claims, litigation or other proceedings pending or threatened which would adversely affect Andromo’s rights to utilize the Submissions as described in the Giveaway Rules.

1.         Giveaway Dates: The Giveaway shall commence on May 8, 2014 and will end on 12:00 Noon CDT, May 12, 2014 (“the Giveaway Period”). All attempts to enter the Giveaway outside the Giveaway Period are void.

2.         Giveaway Sponsor: Indigo Rose Software Design Corporation (“Sponsor”)

3.         Eligibility: The Giveaway is open to persons who, as of date of entry, are legally eligible to enter the Giveaway. Andromo reserves the right, at any time, to verify eligibility requirements, in any manner it deems appropriate.

4.         Giveaway: The Giveaway is a random drawing from retweets received on the Andromo handle (@AndromoRocks) containing the “Andromo Selfie” image. Participants will be required to follow @AndromoRocks to be eligible. A link will be provided to a microsite which will serve as the host of the terms and conditions. Followers that complete the retweet of the Giveaway tweet and follow @AndromoRocks will be eligible to win. Winners will be chosen at random from those that submit their entry correctly. There is one prize.

5.         Follow these steps to enter:

1)         Locate the Giveaway tweet – retweet it and follow @AndromoRocks. If already following @AndromoRocks, a retweet of the Giveaway tweet is all that is required.

6.         Winners: At the end of the Giveaway period, Andromo will randomly select one (1) winner based on the retweets submitted. The judges will be members of the Andromo Team. You hereby agree that the Andromo team has the right to determine winners and the decision of the judges will be final and binding.  The winners will be notified within 24 hours of retweet goal via the microsite.  The winners must also comply with documentation required to claim the prize.

7.        Prizes:  Prizes are as follows:

One (1) Year of Andromo Professional Subscription (Value: $499.00)

8.         Additional Conditions: Sponsor and its affiliates are not responsible for entries that are misdirected, not viewable, late, or incompletely received for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser or network failure, cell phone malfunction, traffic, or incompatibility at the website or elsewhere.

By entering the Giveaway, you consent to the use of your name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, winning Submissions and statements attributed to winner (if true) for advertising and promotional purposes by Andromo without additional compensation. As such, you hereby grant to Andromo a non-exclusive, fully transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty free, fully paid up right and license to use, adapt, edit, modify, publish, promote, reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform and make derivative works based on your Submission in any and all media as Andromo sees fit for any reason, to identify you as the author of the Submission and to authorize others to do any of the above without any obligation to compensate you.

Andromo will have the right to use all Submissions created by entrants in any way Andromo chooses throughout the world for as long as Andromo feels necessary without any requirement to give credit to the creator of the photo.

Each entrant releases and discharges Andromo, Sponsor, the judges, any party associated with the Giveaway, and their agents or representatives, from any and all liability in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, legal claims, costs, injuries, loss or damages, demand or actions of any kind. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE GIVEAWAY, YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO CLAIM AMBIGUITY IN THE RULES, AND RELEASE, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ANDROMO, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, PRIZE SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY INJURIES, LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, OR ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM OR ARISING FROM (I) PARTICIPATION IN THE GIVEAWAY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF THE PRIZE BY THE WINNER), OR (II) THE SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS BY SUBMISSIONS.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE GIVEAWAY OR USE OF THE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK. THE WEBSITE, THE GIVEAWAY AND THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANDROMO AND SPONSOR DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY OR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANDROMO AND SPONSOR MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE GIVEAWAY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9.        Notification of Winners: Prize winners will be announced on Twitter via tweet and Direct Message within 24 hours of 12:00 Noon (CDT) May 12, 2014. If a winner cannot be located within 7 days, an alternate prize winner can be selected by Sponsor. In the event that a Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award prize to alternate entrant.

10.        More Rules: The Giveaway is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable mandatory federal (national), state and local laws. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway or any portion hereof at any time without reason or explanation; or to disqualify any individual who attempts to unfairly manipulate or corrupt: (a) the Giveaway, (b) any website associated therewith, or (c) the Giveaway is otherwise not capable of running as planned.

11.        Governing Law and Venue: Giveaway shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Winnipeg, Manitoba over any claim or matter arising from or in connection with Giveaway, the Rules, or your participation in the Giveaway.

Week in Review – 2014/04/27

A look back on the week in Andromo, Android, Mobile, and stuff…

April27

Andromo Developer Hangout #002

We held our second Andromo developer hangout this week and boy was it epic (at least in length)! We seem to be getting some positive responses to the hangout and there were some people who wanted to participate but couldn’t make. Because of this we have decided to hold another Andromo Developer Hangout in the coming weeks. The event page isn’t up yet, but if you want you can ask a question on the Andromo Developer Hangout #003 Moderator page.

You can also watch the entire hangout below:

Android Silver

Lorne dropped the Silver word during the hangout so I thought I’d post a link to some information on the project here: Google’s Nexus phones will reportedly be replaced by premium Android Silver handsets. It’s all rumour for now, but with all of the sites reporting on this, it seems like it’s going to happen. I’m really thinking of this as a more refined and well named Google Play Experience. We’ll see.

Andromo Around the Web

iDropdSpace has a nice review of Andromo: Andromo – Platform To Create Android Apps Without Coding. We also showed up in a list: Top 10 Online Apps Creating Platforms 2014 – Free and Premium. Andromo is number seven, seems a bit low to me…

There are three kinds of lies

I also mentioned this in our Hangout but it’s still pretty fascinating: IDC: Samsung shipped more smartphones in Q1 2014 than Apple, Huawei, Lenovo, and LG combined

This is neat too:

Andromo Development Survey

We have been running a private survey for the last few months for Andromo developers and this week we took the survey public. If you are an Andromo subscriber please take five minutes out of your day to help make Andromo better: Andromo Survey

May the road rise to meet you.

Andromo Developer Hangout Time Widget

Time converter at worldtimebuddy.com

A lot of people were asking about the timing of the second Andromo Developer hangout and what 11:00am – 12:00 Noon in Winnipeg (Central Daylight Time, GMT – 5:00) is in their time zone.

To help avoid further confusion I wanted to post this handy widget from www.worldtimebuddy.com that should show you what the time of the hangout will be in your local time zone.

Now that you know when hangout will be go and let us know that you will attend, and if you can’t attend be sure to ask a question ahead of time and we’ll try to answer it.

Handy Links

Does Andromo Work? – Try the Sample App!

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If you haven’t used Andromo before you might wonder whether or not it can really generate a native Android app for you. The answer (of course) is yes, and in order to prove it to potential Andromo users we have created an official Andromo Sample app made with Andromo, that you can install on your Android device to see exactly what Andromo can do.

The sample app uses a list dashboard and 23 different example activities to let try out each of Andromo’s 19 different activity types and option so you can see firsthand how they look and work on an actual Android device. This is also why the sample app might be useful to you if you are already an Andromo user: if you are unfamiliar with an option or Activity type the sample app lets you quickly how the option or activity works.

The app is free and available for install on Google Play:

Get it on Google Play

Of course playing with a sample app isn’t the same thing as creating your own Android app, so why don’t you sign up for an Andromo account and get started on your very own app? Trust me you’ll thank me later!

If there is anything that you would like to see added to the app, or a feature that you would liked explained leave a comment below and let us know what you think.