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

The act of firing someone is in question here:

firing policies “IBM has a no-fire policy here…This is a new concept-paradigm…The idea that one cannot be fired, at all…”

(A comment I was responding to on ArtBizBlog.com that got too big)

“I suppose I was too brief…

The idea was that the act of firing someone was in & of itself in question…

That when you hire someone to IBM Canada, that it is essentially for a lifetime career, & that to fire someone from their job there is to end their ability to make a living…This is because in Canada there is usually only one job…

One job as in, you cannot exactly be fired from a job here & expect to get hired for a similar job by a competing company…So it is a compassionate idea, to ban the concept of firing…

I wrote this because I see the Donald Trump show, the Celebrity Apprentice, as well as the general concept of firing someone, as being used too harshly in many cases…

Not to mention the extreme self-judgement artists use, as demonstrated by their
willingness to fire themselves…Firing yourself or someone else, as seen in most Depression eras, can be a recipe for…well…more severe self-judgmentary acts…

Much underperforming can be corrected with a Sabbatical…Even the fields(the fields as in a field of vegetables growing), get one year in every seven as rest…

So should the artist…As ordered by the boss…the artist…”

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