March 25, 2016
 
We just created a new Jquery programming solution for our new site.  For those unfamiliar with JQuery, it is a Javascript library that allows you to change css on the fly, but also create custom animations.  We used it to create two custom menus that have animations using divs that toggle in and out of the page, making the menus “light up” on command.  We also used it to make the menus appear and disappear at different times.  We plan on using these techniques to create a third menu with all the “special effects” that made the others look so nice.
 
Query also allowed us to make the images on our site change sizes (or technically the divs that contain them) when you change the size of the page.  We also used it to write code that allows you to change the background of the page (the background image, in other words) by pressing a two different divs.  These divs can be designated “forward” or “back” and allowed us to make the backgrounds move and change when a user pressed them.  We highly recommend Jquery and its syntax is pretty simple for those already familiar with JavaScript or languages with similar syntax like PHP, C++, Java, C#, etc.  Or at least, the learning curve is pretty low.
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March 25, 2016
 
We also wrote code for our CMS in PHP.  In our last post, we talked about writing JQuery code for our new site.  But after that the question is -- “what goes on the site?” rather than just talk about the animations involved below.  To do this we used a CMS, and like most all CMS platforms the one we chose used PHP, and we had to write some.  PHP in terms of its syntax is similar to many other languages, especially ones we know, so we didn’t have much of a problem picking it up.  We used it to communicate with the SQL database that runs on the backend; and of course, as all those who are familiar with PHP know -- when you’re using it, everything runs on the backend.  It’s not like JavaScript (or HTML) that works on the frontend side of things.
 
We were very happy with the code we wrote, it allowed us to have a section that selects articles at random that we feel strongly will help us with our google rankings; in fact, that feature was built into our CMS, but we had to write PHP to access it. And of course we used it to make sure the “loop” selected the articles we wanted as well.  We think things are a “go” on the PHP side of things.
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June 06, 2014
 
We began work on porting our "Dictionary" App to the Android framework.  The app was originally written in C# for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, and is complete for those versions except for the final UI framework; but we have planned to release it for the Android platform first, so we have begun the work of porting the main functional code from C# to Android Java.  We have successfully ported the network interface and are able to establish the network connection to carry the raw search data on command from the external source and user search object.  Since we can pull in the data, we are now in the process of porting the raw data processing code from our working C# version, to change the incoming raw feed into a final, user readable format.  More updates to come as they arrive...
May 16, 2014
 
Hi there,

My name is Bryan Fitzmartin and I work in computers; I have a Masters in Computer Information Systems and Computer Programming.  So as part of my buisness, I program hip and fun apps for Android, Windows 8, and Windows Phone.  Check them out yourself for some cool apps!  On this site, I will post updates and relevant news and even coding stratgies for fans and people who are interested in and love our apps.  Check back for more as they come together!