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Buzzphrase

February 18th, 2011 (08:21 am)

Last night I published my second Android app, called Buzzphrase. It's a random mission statement generator—trying to be a high-quality mission statement generator, with a wider variety of output than most you see. I built it around a grammar engine; that is, it knows a bunch of grammatical structures and how to glue them together and plug in individual words. It also uses random clip art and fonts—it doesn't try to match the clip art to the words, though.

It's free, but ad-supported. This turned out to be a lot easier than I'd expected; AdMob's API is pretty simple if all you want to do is stick in the ad widget and forget about it. I'll probably create an ad-supported version of Fanorona next.

Some sample output:

We truly believe in evaluating market-leading seamless, dynamic chemistry solutions by suppressing the dreams of our associates with teamwork and customer-centric management practices, while maintaining our focus on the bottom line.

The robustness of our market-driven, high-performance, web-ready search architecture, and developing equality of opportunity, will ensure our success in the domestic market.

Our most important priority is coordinating superb distinctive, authoritative search deliverables, because excellent businesses want satisfaction.

Our primary priority is strategizing customer-centric utilitarian, next-generation incentive management opportunities, while developing quality.

We honestly believe in recontextualizing advanced utilitarian, distinctive search deliverables by disintermediating market-leading object-oriented, high-performance incentive management databases with commitment and superb management practices.

The subjectivity of our competitive, turnkey, organic computation engine will ensure our dominance in the government market.

We truly believe in disseminating multidisciplinary authoritative, organic analytics products by destroying the hopes of our human resources with quality and excellent management processes.

Comments

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)

Any users yet? And how's Fanarona doing?

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)

I can't tell if there are any users yet; my dashboard for the Market doesn't update that often.

Fanorona is only up to 8 users. That's why I want to switch it to free and ad-supported. Now that I have my own Android phone, and have spent some time browsing the Market, I'm not surprised nobody is paying for Fanorona.

Posted by: Ursula Messerschmitt (snobahr)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC)

Please keep the pay-version up, because while I play a lot of Angry Birds (I have Fanorona, btw), the ads annoy the bejeebus out of me, and I'd pay for an ad-free version of Birds.

By the way, it'd be cool if in Fanorona, one could see which tile got moved, by showing the starting point. I lose at that game, a lot.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)

Please keep the pay-version up

OK, will do.

By the way, it'd be cool if in Fanorona, one could see which tile got moved, by showing the starting point.

Well, there is a footprint on the first space, just like the rest; is that not clear enough? Do you want the first footprint to be a different color?

I lose at that game, a lot.

Yeah, me, too. The leaderboard doesn't count it against you. :-)

Posted by: Ursula Messerschmitt (snobahr)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Bear-Bear device

On my small screen, it's difficult for me to see where the COMPUTER WILL DESTROY YOU NOW session started. I get destroyed. A lot.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)

Let's see. I can give you the option to slow it down. I can let you request an instant replay (probably slowed down). I can highlight the piece that the computer's about to move.

...any of those sound good?

Posted by: Ursula Messerschmitt (snobahr)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)

Highlighting the piece sounds great to me :)

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)

OK, it's on my to-do list.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 21st, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)

Done. It's in the Market now; you should be able to get the update.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)

All of those sound good to me, too.

Posted by: Who, me? (metageek)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)

Any users yet?

Apparently so; AdMob has credited me with 69 impressions since this morning.

Posted by: C. Virtue (cvirtue)
Posted at: February 18th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)

Yay!

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