NO NO NO NO NO, fixed the Mobile App for readability & am learning what things mean in codeland…

So…

Late last night I go to check our new Mobile App I’m so proud of…

Realize…Can’t read a thing…

Icons are pretty but words are microscopic…

ARGH!

Confirm with Joseph…He’s like:”Can’t read it”…

“I know”…

So late last night I’m creating all new Icon assets in high contrast black text on white snowy backdrops with some ice for texture…

Thank God my Mum took that awesome iPhone pic of me with the two swans last week!

I needed some blue light, Northern, sunny, & the look she took was perfect…

Used this for every icon backdrop…! Yay MOMs!

Loaded it all up, republished the APP, went to sleep…

Woke up 6:30 am…OH NO…Have to re-record the contest submission video…Redo whole thing…Resubmit all…

Waaah…

But did it…(I actually stuck it in the APP after…It’s a good video I did…You can see the video within the APP if you do the first QUIZ, click SUBMIT, the page then whisks you to the entry submission video with an awesome SONG(by Ryan Huston, called Do what you love, from the album THIS LIFE)…

The APP is at bwell.mobi/grove

Now if you go to the APP on a desktop you get this page on the internet…

It has a Flash Gordon Icon, it has a description of the APP, it has a screenshot which is buggy & is not showing right now, & it has some weird choices which I am trying to figure out…

Ok first choice is DOWNLOAD the APP…

I got something called an APK file…Couldn’t open it…It was labelled grove.apk

Found out if I just change the apk to ZIP I can open it…

I’m on a Mac snow leopard desktop…10.6.8

So just change the name of the ending of the file from APK to ZIP…

Double click now it opens & you get all the ASSETS of the APP…

Neat…All my custom icons, their custom icons(their is Infinite Monkeys the App creator service I use…)

next choice is…

email link…

That one opens up my email server on my computer & puts a whole message in it…

You can see in the picture what it will say…2nd picture from the top…

The third choice is send link by SMS which means short message service, or something like that…

I don’t use SMS so I am not sure what to put in the box…Their phone number? Their email address? I’m guessing a phone number maybe that this is a text message thingy…

I will update this post when I doublecheck that…(ok, yes…From a desktop computer, just type in the cell phone number of the person you want to send the SMS to…That will send them a text message with a link to this awesome App…)

Last choice is View HTML APP…

That gives you the whole app but you can see it right away, from your Safari or Firefox or whatever browser you are on & it is totally interactive & totally works just like the app will on your iphone or other mobile device like Ipad or tablet or Android like your Samsung Galaxy phone…

So that is neat…

grovebodypartchart app

bwell.mobi/grove

sari grove

joseph grove

Charcoal:How to say charcoal in Farsi(which is Persian)

“zeghal cheweb”…this is the phonetic translation

mylanguages.org/farsi_romanization.ph This is where you paste the Google Translate Persian word & press CONVERT to convert it to LATIN characters(which is what they call Phonetic English), Then you have to copy & paste that phonetic Latin into their next page called CLEANUP where it adds some vowels & fixes the phonetic to be more correct…

زغال چوبThis is what the word charcoal looks like if you translate it in Google Translate, but for some reason Google translate doesn’t have the listen out loud or phonetic function for Persian???

http://translate.google.com/ This is the Google Translate website where you can get the word in Farsi, which is Persian…(But if you want to pronouce the word you have to go to the Mylanguages.org site above & do the two step process of convert then cleanup…!

Ok, so I had a piece of Indium metal…I wanted something to put it on to wear it against my neck…I went to Yorkville avenue in Toronto to a lady who sells rocks & gems & some leather or silk cords with clasps…I showed her the metal & she got me a leather cord with a clasp…I put it on & it was perfect…Here’s a picture,

indium metal is like bismuth but stronger
indium metal is like bismuth but stronger

So I explained what Indium metal was…Indium is like Bismuth…I realized that was too hard…Charcoal…Bismuth is Charcoal…Indium is just like charcoal but much much stronger…

Indium is an anti-epileptic, an anti-insomniac, corrects fluorine excess, & is good for people with ALS (lou gehrig’s)…

Charcoal…Then I explained what charcoal was…When you burn wood & it turns black that is Charcoal…

The lady was from Kabul in Afghanistan but spoke Persian (Farsi)…

She said ah! Zoral!

Zoral I figured was charcoal…

Later I came home & decided to check if we were talking about the same thing…

Turns out it is harder than I thought to get a phonetic English to Persian translation of charcoal…

I finally figured out how to do this…

Type charcoal in to Google Translate…

Copy that Persian word…

Go to the site linked above, the language .org site with the Persian to Latin device on it…

Paste your Persian word in…

Click Convert…

Copy that “latin” word…Phonetic is Latin…to this device…

Click on the word “Cleanup”…

Paste your “Latin” word into the box, press cleanup…

“zeghal cheweb” is what charcoal sounds like in Persian…

I think she was saying just “CHAR”…Zeghal…

I think char-coal is two words in Persian…Cheweb I think would be coal…

I am guessing…

Joseph(my husband) said ZORAL, which is how she pronounced it sounded like a Zorastrian word…ZORAL means fire…or ZORRO…

We seem to get alot of Zoroastrians in Canada…They are a rare lot, they like birds & get kicked out of countries…

Canada is special that way…Anybody who gets kicked out of their home country, ends up in Canada…We are a nation of grateful rejects…We are a nation that can herd cats…We are a mosaic of people from the corners of the universe…

This makes me feel proud & warm inside…

I actually am liking Zorastrians now…Now that I know they like birds so much…Plus they like FIRE & I am a huge fan of fire…