Hello everyone ! FINALLY…..The Birthday Genius is almost here ! This coming Saturday on 14 December, we will be officially launching the The Birthday Genius live from Melbourne’s Federation Square. It’s been an interesting journey – when we started this out, we originally thought it would take us nine weeks – yep, NINE WEEKS to launch this mobile app. […]

Hello all, We have some very exciting news to share with you… Earlier this week we successfully completed the Android version of The Birthday Genius. And for those who missed yesterday’s announcement via Facebook, we also completed the iPhone version. Two big wins !! Now we’re busily working to get the iPad version and also complete […]

Hello all, Last week I told you that we wanted to launch this The Birthday Genius App on or by, 6 November. That’s two months away, right ? Oh holy crap…that’s only 53 days ! So whilst the development team has been chugging away at fixing all of the small bugs and the marketing team have […]

Hello all, We’ve officially passed the one year mark since this venture started. Woohoo…I think. But where the hell is this app ? I’m sure you’ve heard me say numerous times that we’re in the home straight, that testing is close…but now I’m going to put it out there and say that I want to launch […]

Hello all, Last week I took you through the ‘things that I did not know about app development, until I developed an app’…and similar to the week before, I got some interesting feedback ! Whenever I get some feedback I spend some time digesting it, after which I’m curious to understand how & why the […]

Hello all, Last week we premiered one of the really neat functions of this app – the ‘Select Many Friends’ feature….and I got some very interesting feedback ! Some did say that this was indeed ‘lazy & impersonal’ – some also took the feature and added to it…in fact they came up with more fantastic ideas. After […]

Hello everyone ! Did you know that the average Facebook user has 141 friends on Facebook ?  So on average, each week 2.7 people will celebrate a birthday. Now, as for these 141 friends, there are some people’s birthdays that I’m going to automatically remember. Realistically, I would actually forget many of them if I […]

Hello everyone ! Over the past few weeks I feel like I have this spring in my step. Why ? Well, because the finish line is almost in sight. But then I had to stop thinking like that. Instead of enjoying the moment, like Usain Bolt in the 100m in the 2008 Summer Olympics in […]

Hello everyone, remember me ? I’m the guy who was writing about how I built an app in 9 weeks !  It’s been some time since I wrote about my adventures in app development and a lot has happened since January. I’ve been on a roller coaster of a journey and those of you who know […]

Afternoon All… Minor bug fixes aside, I thought we were ready to launch. I was wrong. For starters, each bug has a root cause. Time is needed to identify the root cause, and then more time is needed to solve the issue. Then you have to test whether you have solved the original bug and […]