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.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Heaptop - Available for Android

Heaptop is now available for Android phones and tablets as the free Heaptop app:

and as the paid Heaptop Pro app:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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

Countdown to the next blue moon and black moon events.

Blue Moon:
The second full moon event in the same month.

Black Moon:
The second full new event in the same month.

  • show only blue, only black moon or both events
  • add events to your calendar
  • share event dates via e-mail, Twitter or Facebook


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Heaptop - Stay on top of your info heap


Stay on top of the heap and have all relevant information for the moment in one view. Customize your ≡Heaptop info board by adding different widgets for time, calendar, location and much more.

  • fully customizable info board: add and remove widgets, drag and drop for reorder
  • widgets for time, location, calendar (local and Google Calendar), distance, weather,checklists, sunrise, webcam images...
  • widgets are customizable too

The App:

Available for free for iPhone and iPad:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Free App of the Day

Starting today there will be a Free App of the Day from time to time. If you don't want to miss the announcements just like my Facebook page or add my Google+ page to your circles.

Todays Free App is:

Text Calculator


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Math Champ - New App for iPhone and the iPad

Become a math champ and have fun training your mental math skills by finding matching pairs of math problems and its solutions. By playing this game you will improve your calculation accuracy and speed over time.

  • different types of problems (+, − , ×, ÷ and combinations)
  • different levels of difficulty, suitable for kids and adults
  • earn more points for faster calculation, get punished for wrong answers
  • keeps the highscore for each problem type and level


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Car Counter - New App for iPhone and the iPad

Ease the pain of long journeys for your kids by counting cars with different colors. See which color wins or just count them indefinitely.