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.

New Android App – Jim’s Date Calc

Late last night I published my 3rd Android Application – Jim’s Date Calc.

Jim's Date Calc

As a project engineer / project manager I needed an easy to use and accurate date calculator.  I didn’t find the simplicity and ease of use I wanted in the Android Market so I created one!

Also since I work on a 9/80 work schedule, being able to know how ‘off-Fridays’ impact available working days was a must functionality I included.  Additionally, Jim’s Date Calc’s calculations match those expensive project scheduling applications everyone uses on their desktops.  Be sure to pick your copy in the Android Market or App Brain today!

Here are some screen shots of Jim’s Date Calc.

Google’s Two Step Verification – Two Phone Trick

Google’s Two Step Verification is a great way to ensure your Google account is well protected.   If you only have one Android phone/device stop – you need to go no farther, just follow the instructions on your Google account here.  But how do you use it with two Android phones/devices?

If you’re like me, you’ve found that when one phone is setup the other fails to authenticate and vice versa.  To get them to both to work, I went through the process of setting up one as a new device here.   Now here is the trick, when asked to scan the QR Code, have BOTH phones/devices ready to scan.  Scan them at the same time before proceeding.  Now when asked for the verification code, just pick one code from either phone (odds are they will be different at the start).  Now they will be synchronized and will authenticate without problem.  I found that if both were running the Google Authenticator App, eventually they would show the same codes (but displayed at different times).

My guess is/was by scanning them individually (and not at the same time), each phone’s secret keys are different and thus were generating asynchronous codes. Which is why only the last setup phone would work and not the other.

Hope this works for you like it did for me.  Enjoy!

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Wow! Over 300+ Downloads of the Android Machine Screws Drill/Tap Info App

Thank you all for making this App much more than I ever expected!!  Not sure what this App is?  Head over to the Apps page and see the details here!

In other related news, the Stressed Geek Soundboard is nearing 1000 downloads and will be there sometime next week at its current rate. Again a much better response than I ever expected.

My next app is in the final stages and is undergoing testing and tweaks. It should do well look back here later for more details.

Warm Regards!