Python Scraping

In this post, I will perform a little scraping exercise. Scraping is a software technique to automatically collect information from a webpage. Note: I have provided this example for illustrative purposes. It should be noted though scraping websites is not always allowed. What will we be doing? In this post, I will be building a very small program… Read More »

Flask Todo app with SQLAlchemy on OpenShift

Starting from the Hello World application In this post, we will create a Todo application based on Flask and SQLAlchemy and also immediately deploy it to Openshift. We begin by creating a simple Hello World app on Openshift to ensure everything works as expected. Flask_Todo_SQLAlchemy$ rhc app create todo python-2.7 postgresql-9.2 ——————- Domain: wymedia Cartridges: python-2.7, postgresql-9.2 Gear… Read More »

Flask Hello World on OpenShift

Introduction Building further on the very simple Hello World Flask app that I created, I wanted to see how difficult it was to do the same on OpenShift. Luckily, the Openshift team has prepared a template app for deploying Flask apps on Openshift. That makes life a bit easier. $ rhc app create hello python-2.7 Application Options ——————-… Read More »

The first stats on Candy Land Dash

Today’s 10th November. The game is in the app store since the 1st of November. I’ve received tons of questions in the past two weeks about how my game is doing in the App Store. So I thought it would be good to show some statistics. Below are the downloads from Oct 31st to Nov, 8th. For some… Read More »

Candy Land Dash is born!!!

Today I received an email from Apple. I was somehow expecting to receive something the coming days as I heard it takes approximately 7 days for Apple to start the review process. So in any case, my app is in review. October 31st around 18.17h I’m receiving below email: Update to this post on 31st October at 21.55h:I’m… Read More »

Facebook, Twitter and much more

While I’m waiting for the game to be approved and uploaded to the app store, I’m working on the Facebook fan page, the Twitter account, the Youtube channel and my website. A lot of work still to do, especially the website. Have a look at the results and do not hesitate to become a fan (Facebook) or follow… Read More »

Uploading the game

We started around mid september with a white piece of paper almost and today, 25th October, we uploaded the game to the app store. I’m a happy man! So is my developer, I’m sure. For me, it was quite an interesting journey as I’m completely new to the upload process. I’m amazed by the thoroughness of this process.… Read More »

Youtube to promote the game

My developer proposed that he would create the Youtube video for an additional $125. He will also create the banners for Twitter, Facebook, the website and the Youtube channel. Sounds like a nice deal. Makes sense if I think about it, he can capture the video while he’s playing the game. So I agreed with him he would… Read More »