All Posts by Matt Paulin

Apr. 23rd, 2014

Many of my conversations with new clients revolve around the question of cost.  But, this can’t be figured out until you know what it is you are talking about.  My favorite tool for defining a product is the humble user story.A user story is a simple one sentence definition of… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Application Development, Software Development, Software Process

Jun. 7th, 2013

Two years ago we set out to build a startup that would tweet for you when you don’t have the time.  Last year we released it and we have been maintaining it for well over a year now.  This service is called Chirpsy and the simple pitch is that you… read the rest of the article

Posted in: mTurk

Oct. 12th, 2011

Almost every Android application has two parts.  On one side is the user interface that the user controls and views the information with.  On the other side is a network component for talking to a server or updating its information.  When you write an Android application you are always given… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Android, Java, Mobile Development

Sep. 12th, 2011

A friend of mine once pointed out that when you are creating software, a very good way to look at it is “how dependent will your users be on your software?”.  Then in his usual clever way, he related it to pills.  Well, not pills so much but, pill like… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Development

Jun. 7th, 2011

I went to the Seattle Android Meetup last night.  It was presented by Tim Bray the Google Android Developer Advocate.  The following are my notes that I cleaned up.  Lots of good facts and observations from Tim. Current Market Situation Google’s attitude = Mobile First This is where the action… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Android, Seattle Android Meetup