Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Version 1.4.6a/1.4.7 Updates


Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Version 1.4.7 released tonight – so check your market for an update in your apps. There are a few minor improvements:

-Added Splash screen and start up sound
-Fixed a minor detail on the Drill Chart
it incorrectly referred to #6-48 as #6-38
-Micro English and Metric screws were added
-Many less standard Metric screws were added
[EDIT] – fixed an incorrect value for M15x1.25 – be sure to use 1.4.6a update

-Added settings for splash screen/sound
-Added settings to confirm exit or not
-Updated share dialog to share app via messaging services

The app now has 82 English screw sizes and 119 Metric screws sizes! Wow!

I’ve noticed and have tried to address the German translation concerns.
This version tries again to improve up the German localization.
With that said, if you know German and can help & I’ll donate some $$$ to you.
There are about 20 or so phrases in the app so it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to help me out.  Email me at the contact link above and we can maybe make this work.
PS: same goes for Spanish & any languages you may like to have added too!

Thank you for your support!

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Version 1.4.5 released


Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Version 1.4.4 released tonight – so check your market for an update in your apps. There are many improvements:

** Android 4.0.x / ICS Now Supported
** minor bug fixes
** search button opens screw selection drop down menu
** better support for 7″ tablets
** app only supports Android 2.2 & up
(this is must for the version 1.5 & 2.0 development paths)
** SQLite Database incorporated for dev. path

EDIT:  Now at version 1.4.5 – a minor correction was made for the M16x1.5 thread.
The major diameter had an error in the 16 mm conversion.  Conversion was .571 inch and was updated to .630 – many thanks to user Mike who pointed this out!

More updates are coming!!  I have lots of improvement suggestions from users. This IS the first step to making these happen.  Changes above are high priority.

Thank you for your support!

Jim’s Date Calculator – (Updated) – v1.3 released

Just published version 1.3 of Jim’s Date Calculator.

Updates include:
– added month result / check box
– check boxes work independently now
– entering a date in the text areas now work
without a zero popping up
(this used to require a 2nd entry try to work)
– settings menu added
– user can keep settings upon exit
(can also be set to forget in settings menu)
– user can change theme from black/white to white/black
(see this in the settings menu)
– minor layout updates
– general optimization and bug fixes

Also the information video was updated too..

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info update v1.4.0 – Released!


Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info Version 1.4.0 released tonight – so check your market for an update in your apps.  There are many improvements:

– added UNS + UNEF series <- added at users requests
– added fine Metric series <- added at users requests
– added minor diameters <- added at users requests
– added STI Tap Drills <- added at users requests
– database optimized <- works a little faster
– remembers last screw <- app now remembers your last screw picked
– remembers SI or English  <- app now remembers where you last used it
– drill chart update <-drill chart has all the new screws! 20+ more
– diagram update <-the diagram was updated with interactive dimensions
– about, QR, email added <- better menus with more information
– better landscape views <-most phone users, should like the more efficient landscape view
– small tablet support  <-small phone users, and mid range tablets now with better views!
– Honeycomb support <-table users will love the new dual portrait and landscape views!
– installs to SD card


The update was not be the heavy 2.0 promised earlier; but, this one will not disappoint you either.  I have many changes (all for the good) and we’re still working toward the 2.0 release.

Thank you for your support!

App Updates!

Both Jim’s Date Calc and the Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info were updated tonight.

Both saw a minor change that increased opening speed after the initial install and disclaimer acceptance.

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info was updated to add Roll Form Tap sizes and allow for better resizing of the diagram (for developers it was made into a 9 patch graphic – worked wonders).

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info v2.0 development has been slowed and still continues.  All the data is collected now and the next step is getting the graphics and GUI right.  I know it is being picky; however, my goal is for it to be easy to use and correct – that takes time to do.

Happy Easter and have a blessed holiday!  Keep in mind the reason for the season.


Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info App – v1.3.0 Update

I bet you’re saying wait a minute, he promised a v2.0 update!

Well, as part of that effort, I have found some corrections, quick fixes, and other bugs that really needed to be fixed before going too deep into the version 2 design process.

Major fixes include:
– Adding ALL Metric screws, from M1 to M30  (Course and Fine, ISO, etc added)
– drill chart cleaned up, and optimized – I think you’ll like this.
– fixed a bug where change from Metric back to English happens during device rotation
– added localization for Italy (Italian)
(thanks goes to Google for noting I needed this added Market)
– application size reduction by ~75% !!!  now ~410 kb  (was ~1650 kb)
– can still move to SD Card

Please comment in this post on your review and feedback!

Again this is part of the process . . .    now on to version 2.0 !!

Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info App – v2.0 update planned

As Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info App approaches an unbelievable 500 users, plans are now being made to update Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info to version 2.0 to add common screw heads / washers / nuts.

It will take a couple of weeks, as I want the UI to be simple and effective (common screw heads / washers / nuts)  without going overboard.  The hardest part is ensuring that the data is correct and presented well.

Trust me, I want to do this as it was part of the original plan – so it may come in stages w/ screw heads first (I’ll have to see how it goes).   Be sure to check back here for updates.   Ideally, I would like see some additions (if not all) by the end of this month if that is possible.