Ahoy! XanderApps.com is a website I created for a buddy of mine. The website’s using WordPress as the underlying platform, and the theme itself contains a few custom post types (among other things). All in all, Alexander is quite satisfied with the outcome and hopefully he’ll be able to showcase his work better now that his creations are aggregated into one place on the Internet. Be sure to check out his utility app called Ruler if you have a Windows Phone-powered device within reach – it’ll rule your world!
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Welcome to the portfolio section. Here’s where you’ll find some of the work I’ve done, and hopefully you’ll find something that you like!
Battle Chat is THE app for all Battlelog users out there, letting you chat with your buddies even when you’re not by your computer. It requires you to log-in with your Origin account (to access the Battlelog website), but that process itself is completely safe as no sensitive data is being sent anywhere other than Battlelog itself (and that over an encrypted connection).
In other words, the login flow is the same as with a web browser, with the difference being that you’re using a cool app instead of a web browser.
Internationumber is an app that helps you convert all your domestic numbers into internationally callable ones. Does that make sense? Well, here’s the deal – if you’ve accumulated a lot of numbers back where you live, you haven’t probably put a country code in-front of them. One day you decide to go abroad, and a few days into your trip you decide it’s time to call home and see what’s up. For some odd reason, you just don’t seem to get in touch with the intended recipient. Best-case scenario is that you don’t reach a number at all, but worst-case is that you end up calling a (local) number which will probably cost you a fair sum of money depending on where in the world you are. With Internationumber you get rid of this issue, and life sure gets a bit easier.
Available on Google Play for devices running Android 2.2 and above.
A fresh new start for ninetwozero.com. It’s been around three years since the last (extreme) makeover, so I thought it was time for a power shift. This new design you’re seeing right here is more open, yet still structured in a good way. Now, let’s just hope that I’ll can refine it further along the road, to make it a makeover that I can be really happy about!
As the gamer I am (I do love a great game) I was all riled up for Battlefield 3, and when it finally came out – well, let’s just say I liked it. While I was sitting in the couch I started to think that “this game should have an Android app so that we can keep track of our (and friends’) progress”. I logged onto Battlelog but found no information what so ever of an app actually existing. What to do? Well, it’s quite simple – just create your own app!
I pretty much sat down directly after that epiphany, putting the game aside and opening up Eclipse. Less than 24 hours later, I had a (what I thought was) fully-functional, and very basic version of the app we all know and (hopefully) love today. What a ride it’s been! Not only have I learned more than any school would ever be able to teach me on the subject, but I’ve also had the pleasure to establish new contacts with people all over the world.
The most valuable lessons learned were (surprisingly enough) not on a code-level, but on how to manage a project with a large user-base!
Flip That Message! was my first published Android app, that subsequently led me down the path towards more serious Android development. The functionality of the app may be as limited as the name itself, but it was an interesting trial run that showed me the power of Android and the ease of the whole Android Market concept. I’m not quite sure how it all works out on a scientific level, but one might say that I was hooked after this.
The app is pretty straight-forward – it flips a chunk of text in either a) the text field, b) an sms or c) a medium of your choice (Twitter, Facebook and so on). That’s that. No hidden easter eggs (as far as I know of) or anything like that.
During my last year at the “upper secondary school”/college/gymnasium, we had the chance to try out starting my own web development company with safety nets included. One of the customers we (me and my friend) had back then was an independent school in Niemisel, Sweden. Since then, this is still one of my favorite outcomes and a design I can actually say I’m proud of.
At first the website was created with a custom-made CMS, including news posts, gallery functionality, contact forms, file uploads… frankly, you know the deal. While this was good, it wasn’t all that maintainable as I didn’t really have a plan for updates, but it went well for a while. However, seeing that I had less and less time to write code and had to put down more hours on my university studies, I started looking at WordPress.
Somewhere between one and two years after the initial launch of the website we decided to throw out the custom CMS and utilize the power of WordPress instead and the rest is history. WordPress, being a great platform to build upon, provided them with the ease of access as well as maintainability. In other words, WordPress made a great web site even greater!
Kostradgivarna is a newly launched website within the “feel good”-sector and aims to show you how you can achieve great health by eating correctly. As we all know there are quite a few diets out there ranging from LCHF (low carb high fat) to the Cambridge Diet and VLCD (very low calorie diet). All in all, you can pretty much just pick out one that seems fair to you and go with it. The people over at Kostradgivarna.se specialize in these kind of things, some in LCHF that I mentioned earlier, so give them a visit if you feel like trying something new.
The work I’ve done for the blog is to set-up WordPress, create a plugin to handle content and a also a little bit of things both here and there on the website. I recommend that you people out there give it a visit, if not only to try to learn Swedish (as most of you reading this probably don’t know the language at all).
My first actual real project that I did for a customer down in the southern parts of Sweden, not far from Gothenburg. New to the whole PHP-side of it all, I took upon me to create a web site with a custom-made e-commerce solution. Looking back, it not have been my best work (as I’m constantly getting better at what I do), but at the time-being I thought I was pretty darn good that actually managed to do it.
If I were to re-do the website I would probably have gone with lighter colors, and better e-commerce functionality (if not even one of the open source carts) to ensure that it would work automagically with actual payments and so on. Nontheless, this could be seen as my stepping stone into a bigger world of web development, and an experience that I will value forever.