Make A Chrome App in 5 minutes

Making a Chrome App and an Extension is actually a fairly simple task. All you have to know is a few required fields and the JSON syntax.


Download the examples used in the video here:


http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/347_chrome.zip


Further Learning:

http://www.json.org/

http://developer.chrome.com/dev/extensions/getstarted.html

https://developers.google.com/apps-script/publishing_chrome_web_store

https://developers.google.com/apps-script/execution_web_apps

http://www.labnol.org/software/create-chrome-apps-extensions/27958/

Install Smartphone Apps In Windows



Play, use and backup your apps to your PC using the Bluestacks android emulator. This video shows you how to set up and use it as well as some simple hacks to get the most out of Bluestacks.

Links used in this video:
Bluestacks – http://bluestacks.com
Android Market apk – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1298332
Increase storage size – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18432723&postcount=33

Partner Project 13: Mobile Apps

In part 13 of the Partner Project, we discuss different options for making your website or Youtube channel mobile by showing you paid and free options for making mobile apps for your content.

For those interested in coding your own apps from scratch, here’s the links to the individual developer portals for each phone:

For Apple: http://developer.apple.com/ ($99)
For Windows Phone 7: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/ ($99)
And forJava Phones (which is essentially all dumb phones): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index-jsp-135888.html ($0)
And here’s the free App creator programs available:
AppInventor (Android): http://info.appinventor.mit.edu
Andromo (Android): http://www.andromo.com – splits add revenue with you 50/50
AppMakr (Android, iOS, WP7): http://www.appmakr.com
Conduit (All Smartphone Platforms): http://mobile.conduit.com – splits add revenue with you after your app becomes popular
If you’re using the app for a Youtube channel, here’s an extra tips to help you along:
To embed your Youtube Channel as an RSS feed, use this format:
feed://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/users/YOUR_CHANNEL/uploads
Where YOUR_CHANNEL is the name of your Youtube channel.

Free WebApp Alternatives to Expensive Software

This video shows some free web based alternatives to common, expensive, software such as Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Camtasia, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc. These web based applications do not require you to pay anything or download anything. You can upload, edit, and save documents from directly within your browser.

 

Microsoft Office – Google Docs

Microsoft PowerPoint – Preezo

Adobe Photoshop – Splashup

Adobe Illustrator – Aviary

Adobe Flash – Ajax Animator

Instant Messenger Clients – Meebo

Camtasia – ScreenToaster

Windows Movie Maker – Jaycut

Quicken – Mint

Fax Software – FaxZero

Adobe Acrobat – PDF Escape

 

Special thanks to the suggestions by MikeTheDJ4 found here and here.