Though it may not seem that way, August 2020 was a pretty big month for Tectra. I announced my new plans for the site, released my first paid app, introduced widgets for binoc, as well as a version of it for Windows Mobile devices, and released several minor bug fix updates.
Overall, August has been a good month for Tectra. However, this leads me to the main topic of this post: My plans for September.
Earlier this evening, I was looking at some of my old Windows programs when I found something I had mostly forgotten about. It was a program I wrote as a joke nearly a year ago, and it's surprisingly still quite entertaining! Meet the Moral Compass Updater.
Hey, everyone! Yes, it is true. I have released a version of binoc for Windows Mobile! It's not nearly as feature-rich as its Android counterpart, but it does give you a quote and let you set an intention for yourself. You can check binoc for Windows Mobile out here.
On that note, I have updated my Random Number Generator for Windows Mobile. Thanks to some major UI improvements, it looks a lot better now! Just like binoc, you can check it out at the Windows Mobile page.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
A little while back, I wrote a post about how a new era had begun for Tectra. However, to be able to move on from the Tectra of old, I realized that I was going to have to kill off some of my older projects. That is why many of my programs have disappeared or been moved to the archives in the last few weeks.
Hey, everyone! I just started rolling out an update for binoc that adds one big new feature: widgets for your Home Screen!
The first one is the quote widget, which (you guessed it!) displays a quote from binoc. The second one is the intention widget, which displays the intention have set for yourself. Neat!
Notes applications are nothing new. However, LifeBoard, Tectra’s latest and greatest Android app, despite having many of the core fundamentals of a notes app, is truly unique!
When I was creating LifeBoard, I realized that I would have to do a few things differently if I wanted my app to stand out. As a result, I shifted gears and decided to make LifeBoard less of a notes application, and more of a digital bulletin board.
A few days ago, I announced that I would hopefully be releasing my first paid app soon. This is the beginning of a new era for Tectra, but some things will always remain the same:
In conclusion, I just wanted to be clear that I'm only going to be charging $0.99 for this new app. There haven't been, and won't be any hidden costs, in-app purchases, or anything like that in any of my apps.
Anyway, I hope this post answers any questions you might have had about this new era for Tectra, and have a great day!
Hey, everyone! I just thought I’d mention that I released a big update for GoFrench: GoFrench 2.0
This update introduces a new user interface, a French news feed, and a dropdown menu with several useful links to French-related sites. Needless to say, I’ve added quite a few new features!
I know most of you aren’t super interested in GoFrench, especially since it’s mainly intended for French students and teachers, so I’ll keep this post short. However, I thought I would share what’s new. You can try out GoFrench 2.0 here.
As always, thanks for reading, and have a nice day!
This post marks the end of an era for Tectra. In the past, I’ve worked on a number of projects, all of which have been free. However, today, I am going to reveal one of the biggest secrets about the app I am working on: I’m going to likely charge $0.99 for it.
Hello, everyone! Today is August 2nd. This is important because tomorrow, I go back to school. This means that I will have a lot less time to work on new projects. However, I do have some good news. I prepared for this!
The Tectra Blog is where Tectra owner and programmer John Spahr shares what he creates. He enjoys coding and spending time with his cats in his spare time.