Amazon apps discontinued

Amazon have been in touch to let me know that they’re closing down my associate accounts with immediate effect, so I’m afraid I have to discontinue the various Amazon apps I’ve been promoting until now.

Apologies, folks, and thanks.



New Daily Deal Widgets for Italy and Spain

Daily deal widgets for Italy and Spain are now available – Enjoy :)

Kindle and Appstore Widgets 1.4.2

New version now available – Fixes a minor bug which would prevent some peoples devices updating correctly under some pretty unlikely circumstances. All sorted now though :)

Kindle Deal Widgets 1.4, and new Appstore Free App Widget

Firstly, new versions of the Kindle Deal Widgets are now available. There’s a variety of behind the scenes bits been added, but the only thing anyone’s likely to notice is slightly better network behaviour and caching, which should make updates much faster and cleaner. This release also adds the French and German localisations to all versions (I’ve got the translations, so why not? :) ).

However, the real news for today is the availability of an Appstore “Free App Of The Day” widget for the US. This was requested a while ago, but I’ve only just got around to sorting it out. It’s based on the same code that drives the Kindle widgets, so it should be fairly trouble free, but please do get in touch if you find any problems. All the details over here.

Kindle Daily Deal Widget now available for France

To complete the current To-Do List, the Kindle Deal widget is now available for the French Offre Éclair Kindle. I’ve attempted a pretty limited set of translations for it, but if anyone can help me out to get the job done properly, I’d appreciate it :)


Apologies – DST Problems with US widgets

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m afraid the US time zone change broke the US widgets over this weekend. I kind of expected this (not necessarily on my part, but I wasn’t sure if the new daily deal would be subject to DST, etc.), and the good news is that the Widget itself isn’t at fault, just my server-side bits.

In short, all should be well again tomorrow. To get today’s deal shown properly, remove and re-add the widgets to your home screen, or you can see the book here and the MP3 album here. I know it’s not a great solution, and I genuinely hope this error doesn’t inconvenience anyone too much.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.3.1 (.de only)

Just put out version 1.3.1 of the Kindle Deal widget, but only the German version at the moment. This version adds German language localisation.

I do intend to release localised versions of all the widgets soon (why shouldn’t you be able to check the UK deal in German, if you like the idea?),  but there are a few more translations on the way. Where the translations aren’t directly relevant to the target audience, I’d prefer to batch them up and release them all in one hit, rather than annoy everyone with 101 updates that they don’t care about :)

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.3

I’ve just released version 1.3 of the Kindle Daily Deal Widgets, in an effort to work around a bug in the latest version of Android (more details here). In Android Development Speak, ICS doesn’t seem to want to show the Widget in the Widget Picklist after install unless there’s a launcher activity associated with it, so I’ve added an activity which will just take you to the Daily Deal in your browser.

Thanks Google – Nice job ;)

Kindle Daily Deal Widget now available for Germany

I’ve now sorted out a version of the Kindle Daily Deal widget for (or the Kindle-Deal Des Tages, as it is there). It’s available on the Android Market here, and should work exactly as the UK and US versions currently do. I’m very keen to get it localised appropriately, but unfortunately I don’t know anyone to sort out German translations. There’s not very much text at all – Please get in touch if you can help me out.

Kindle Daily Deal Widgets 1.2

Version 1.2 is now available via the Android Market… It adds the Search and Share buttons to the widget, which I hope are useful. I know that I’ve found myself using the widget as a shortcut to get to Amazon’s site to search for other things, so hopefully I can stop myself doing that now :)

Enjoy, and please do let me know what you think.