Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Let it Snow - New free App for iPhone and iPad

Let it snow wherever you want. Just select one of your photos and shake the device like a snow globe. It starts snowing.

  • select photos from you photo albums
  • share the snowy picture
  • it's free!
  • remove the ads with an in-app purchase


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Special Days - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

See the schedule and countdown to upcoming special days, like Towel Day, Pi Day, Earth Day and much more.

  • Share event dates
  • Look up special days on Wikipedia
  • Add events to your calendar (after upgrade)
  • Switch between modern light and dark traditional design
  • Animated background


Group Mail - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

This app makes sending of emails to a group of receivers as easy as possible. Manage different lists for family, friends, work and so on.

  • manage different lists of email receivers
  • add names and email addresses from your contacts
  • choose who receives the email on CC or BCC
  • temporary deselect individual receivers before sending


Monday, February 24, 2014

Snow - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the Kindle

Do you want to go skiing, snow boarding, sleighing or just out of the door? This application shows the chance of snow and the total expected snowfall of the next ski resort for your current or any other location (after upgrade). The free version shows the snow for St. Moritz/Switzerland only.

  • the background color and the snow animation changes with the chance of snow
  • find a location by name, postcode, latitude/longitude or your current location
  • the snow condition can be shared
  • shake the device to let it snow


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

As every year...

Don't miss Santa on christmas eve.

Merry Christmas

Kennzeichen A-CH - New App for iPhone, iPad and Android

Austrian and Swiss car license plates

Kennzeichen A-CH:
Don't travel to Austria or Switzerland without this database of the license plate signs of both countries. The letter code denotes the different regions and cantons. You can search for the code, the region, the cantons and filter by countries.
The application helps you to collect all different codes. This is a famous game for kids during boring long car trips. The icon badge shows the number of marked codes.
There is a quick link from the region and the canton to Wikipedia to read more. Furthermore you can choose between a light modern design and a dark traditional design.
This application is in German, but can be used by anybody who travels through Austria and Switzerland or is curious about their license plates.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Speedymarks Apps for Amazon Kindle

Now you can find all Speedymarks apps which are available in the Amazon Appstore for the Kindle Fire and all other Android devices together with the apps for all other platforms:


Over time more Speedymarks apps will be made available for the Kindle. So check back often to not miss them.

Of course you can always find all apps on the Amazon Appstore itself:

Supermoon - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the mobile web

Don't miss a bright lunar disk and countdown to the next supermoon events.

A supermoon is a new or full moon (syzygy) which occurs when the Moon is at 90% or greater of its mean closest approach to Earth (perigee). Therefore you can called it a perigee-syzygy event.

During a super full moon the lunar disk appears brighter and bigger than usual.

  • show only super full, only super new or both super moon events
  • add supermoon events to your calendar
  • share event dates via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook


Lunar Eclipse - New App for iPhone, iPad, Android and the mobile web

Countdown to the upcoming total and partial eclipses of the moon.

  • show only total eclipses, only partial eclipses or both events
  • add eclipse events to your calendar
  • share event dates via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Heaptop - Available for Amazon Kindle Fire

Heaptop is now available for the Kindle Fire tablets as the free Heaptop app:

and as the paid Heaptop Pro app:

Heaptop - New trends widget

The current hot searches on Google.


Free download for iPhone and iPad:

for Android:

for the Kindle Fire:

and on the Web:


Signing Solved: Blackberry 10 SDK and BlackBerry PlayBook SDK on Windows 8

Setting up the debugging and signing infrastructure for developing apps for BlackBerry 10 and the PlayBook on the same Windows 8 machine can be a nightmare.

The Problem
After installing the BB10 SDK you might run into the problem that your already existing PlayBook SDK on the same Win 8 computer can't create debug tokens and won't sign your PlayBook apps anymore.
Metaviewsoft found out that you can create your debug token for the PlayBook with the BB10 SDK, but that trick doesn't help with the signing. The PlayBook SDK doesn't find its signing keys (a.k.a. author.p12, ...) even while the BB10 SDK does. Unfortunately you can't use the BB10 SDK to sign your PlayBook apps.

The Reason
It turns out that the Playbook SDK is searching for the signing keys in the wrong location. The PlayBook SDK expects the keys in:

C:\Users\YourUser\Local Settings\Application Data\Research In Motion

while the BB10 SDK stores and expects the keys in:

C:\Users\YourUser\AppData\Local\Research In Motion

Here is the catch:
On Englisch Win8 systems both directories are identical because Windows 8 creates a hard link for the Local Settings\Application Data directory which maps it to the new location. But on non Englisch systems this directory is localized and the hard link is localized as well.
So on my German Windows there is a hard link for Lokale Einstellungen only but not for the Local Settings directory.

The Solution
Just create the missing directory structure Local Settings\Application Data\Research In Motion in you user directory and copy the 3 signing files author.p12, barsigner.csk and barsigner.db over and your old PlayBook SDK will happily sign your apps again.

Thanks DementiDevel for pointing me into the right direction.