By Hervé St-Louis
October 31, 2010 - 09:57
Of course, more versions of ComicBookBin apps will come forward. The most pressing one for me is the first update to the Android app to fix many of the bugs that have plagued that app. I know better than anyone what has to be improved in the Android app. It's not all bad. It's actually a decent app, but there's no coverflow and because of Google, adding events to your Gmail calendar app doesn't work for Android devices running 2.2 and up.
I'm also planning an update for ComicBookBin for webOS to enhance the parts of the browser that stops links from working. That one is tough to fix and is related to how the articles are published through the Webkit webOS browser.
Another feature that should make its way sooner rather than later are comments within the articles posted in the app. It's been requested by many users and it's one fix that can be done rather quickly on all platforms without having me thinker with too much code.
Now the caveat. I'm finishing my thesis. It's been pushed back to December. I've gotta deliver by then or I'm paying for another term at school. I'd rather do something else than pay thousands of dollars for what accounts to library privileges and a membership in an Olympic-level gym. I go to other gyms, not the one at the university anyway.
So I'm not touching the apps until I'm completely done with school. It also explains why I'm not contributing as much to the site these days. The good news is that once I'm done with the school work, I can go crazy on Bin-related matters.
I think 2010 was just a primer of what I intend to do with the Bin and limited somewhat because I was also juggling school and a full time job - although I'll say, anyone who can deliver three apps on three different platforms while finishing his master's thesis and working 40 hours a week as a Web dev probably is already doing more than usual.
2011 should rock for the Bin as I can give it my full attention once and for all.