Sunday, October 25, 2009

First Facebook App...

So I spent the majority of yesterday up until about 5am this morning, and most of today, finishing up my first booct application.

It's a cheesy music type application. I got the idea when this song was stuck in my head for 3 days straight. Basically a social way of telling friends/visitors what song is stuck in your head. It has the added bonus of being able to purchase the music and uses Amazon's Web Services. I get paid a percentage of purchases through the affiliate program.

If you want to check it out, go see Head Music on facebook.

Where the hell have I been?

Well that's a damn good question. Looks like I've been off the map for about 6 months now. Completely dropped off the face of the earth, at least as far as the open source community is concerned.

So what happened to me? Long story (always is when you really mean you don't want to talk about it). Fact is, I'm not sure what happened. It's almost amnesiatic (real word? Firefox says 'no').

Anyway, time to move one from there and forward to here and then beyond. Currently unemployed, which sucks. Started writing my own applications. Decided to take a crack at making money directly. No, this isn't code-for-hire type stuff. It's the ugly underbelly of the Internet: bucks-off-of-click-throughs. I like to call it "booct" (pronounced like "booked").

So I've been working on getting booct the past couple of weeks. The usual suspects come into play: Facebook, Amazon, MySpace, iPhone App Store, various affiliate programs, etc. There's a vast sea of ways to make money for people who can push content. I'm hoping that as a one-man programmer/content-pusher, I can do my part to clog your social networking with games, quizzes and other useless items and trinkets.

So welcome me back, but don't expect much.