Here is a short list of sites that I check on a daily basis. This is where I get my news and information about all that is going on in the interwebs.
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web.
DZone is a free link-sharing community for developers, anyone can submit new links to the incoming queue, members vote on upcoming links to determine what gets promoted.
Blog focusing on AJAX technologies and trends.
I've been crazy busy recently, mostly work and iPhone development. Can't complain really, it's exciting and I enjoy it very much. Sometimes I like these small weekend projects that simply connects to an API and uses iPhone technology to improve on it somehow. Enter Foreclosures, I stumbled upon a nice new API at foreclosurelistings.com and tried contacting them. It was hard at first because they seemed to have a generic contact us form so I'm sure my emails where getting lost internally somewhere or in the interwebs floating around. Finally after a couple attempts I was emailed back and was surprised to hear that they were excited about the idea and couldn't wait to see it. They made a couple changes to their API to accommodate my needs THAT day and I was off coding.
The API was great and gave me no issues at all, I got the whole thing coded over the weekend and was ready to apply graphics and colors.I had a rough week at work and freelance stuff so didn't get time to work on it that week but as soon as the weekend hit I took that whole Saturday to throw a logo, icon and graphics together. I slept on the finished product (I always do that to see if I still like it in the AM), I woke up and tested it out and still liked it. So later that afternoon I submitted it to Apple for approval. About 4 days later I get the Apple email saying its ready for the App store, I released it that day for free under the Business category. I expected a couple downloads, but nothing major to my surprise the first day it finished #66 wow in the top 100 in Business(Free). Later that day I was looking at AdMob and was amazed to see the requests it was making, so I knew there were people downloading it. I wake up to find out it made it to the #11 spot, I didn't see this coming so thanks for making this app so popular! I don't see it sitting in the top 25 for long, but it was nice to have made it there.
Once again thanks foreclosurelistings.com for being so great to work with, and I can't wait to see possible upgrades and updates we might have for everyone in the future.