When Fitbit purchased Pebble in early 2017, I had a feeling it was to woo pebble developers to a potentially new Fitbit smartwatch. I worked with me. I bought the new smartwatch, Fitbit Ionic, on the first day of its retail release.
I wanted to create a sports-related website with a custom-made WordPress plugin and show game schedules for my timezone. So, I created Gamewinner.tv . It is a fully automated sports streaming website showing live streaming games ranging from football games to soccer games to even Ultimate Frisbee games.
What helps is there are niche sport leagues hoping to get more exposure through streaming their games live for free. If you’re looking to watch athletes dive for a frisbee, this website is your you!
UPDATE (2017): planning to sell this site
I have experience in WordPress and thought I add some experience in another Content Management System – Drupal.
Drupal doesn’t have as many plugins as WordPress, but Drupal was easier to port to other web accounts. And the Drupal admin dashboard was also a bit more intuitive.
I created several Drupal websites for my own personal knowledge. With my love of sports, I created a website of an NFL quarterback, http://www.MarcusMariotaMania.com
UPDATE(2016): I have stopped renewing the MarcusMariotaMania.com domain name.
Screencast shows the same web-dashboard displayed on three different devices – MacBook, iPad, and iPhone
The dashboard contains several distinct widgets:
1.) Multiple carousels (swiping of data) responds to both mouse and touch gestures to swipe the card to view additional sets of data.
2.) A slider to select the date and time range. The slider transforms into the standard iPhone time picker when the web-dashboard is viewed on an iPhone.
3.) Sophisticated charts embedded inside of other charts.
4.) Grids to display data
5.) Persistent Web Design techniques to retain user’s viewing settings
- Bryntum Scheduler and Gantt Charts
- Sencha EXTJS 4.0
- jQuery.ContentCarousel plugin
- Developr theming
- jQuery.blockUI plugin
View the Web Dashboard
I have been buying a lot of apps from the AppStore and Google Play Market for my young son. Then I thought, “Hey, why don’t I make my own app?!”
In my spare time, I developed an app to teach my 2-year old son the names of his family members and favorite cartoon characters.
There are apps to teach your toddler animal names, colors, shapes, vehicles… but what about apps to teach your toddler the names of friends and loved ones? This app can teach your toddler the names of his/her family and friends in a fun and easy to play game.
Download the game from Google Play or Play the game online
It’s been awhile since I posted something I’ve done. I’ve been doing amazing things at Apple Inc, which has kept me busy. Awhile back, I did begin a project to help me learn all of HTML5 features. I decided to make a Jeremy Lin app that incorporates all of the new and cool HTML5 features. I also wanted this app/website to be responsive. This app should work and look nice on all devices – desktop, smartphone, tablet. Here is my excerpt from the Google Play store,
This is the Jeremy Lin Linsanity Video Game. You decide which play to make and watch your stats increase. Watch hundreds with highlight clips of Jeremy Lin’s NBA career. This app also includes Jeremy Lin’s twitter feed, real-time stats, youtube highlight clips, the Houston Rocket’s schedule, fan photos, news, biography, etc.
Play the Jeremy Lin video game from your desktop, smartphone, or tablet here
Download the Jeremy Lin video game from the Google Play store
List of technologies used in this App
jQuery Mobile – the framework to lay out the pages and dialog box
CSS3 – renders the elements to fit into the various devices
HTML5 Video – no plugins required to view the Jeremy Lin videos and is supported on most platforms with the latest browsers
jPlayerPlaylist – a playlist plugin to watch html 5 videos
Canvas – plots the shots taken by Lin onto the basketball court
Localstorage – keeps track of the player’s stats and saves the stats even after the browser is closed
jQueryTweet plugin – displays the twitter feed from Jeremy Lin’s twitter page
Google News – rss feed of the latest news on Jeremy Lin
jQueryWowSlider – plugin to display the sliding images of JLin fans.
Youtube – video site to watch JLin videos
Have you ever wanted to learn how to invest in stocks? If yes, you’ll need to learn chinese 🙂
So a couple months ago, a former work colleague and friend asked me to start the development of a website for him. He’s taken a successful English-based website and created a website for Chinese-speaking investors. His website is now live at www.5168options.com
His website is basically a free and paid membership-based content management system. Users who pay for the membership are given access to highly informative and frequently updated content. He needed a quick, yet working mock-up of the site to present to his inner circle.
update: due to time contraints I have relieved myself from the day-to-day maintenance of the site.
This is a test
Everything you need for the delicious Vietnamese noodle soup, Phở, is in this app. Quickly get a list of all the Pho restaurants near you and plot them all on a map. Or enter in a city name to get all the Pho places in that city. Also included is a recipe to make your own Pho. View the photo gallery of all the Pho toppings you usually get in a restaurant – brisket, steak, fatty brisket, tai, chin, gau, pho ga, etc. Finally, an app my parents would use.
For Google Android users, download the app in the Google Play store here and install for free,
For Apple iPhone users, use the Safari browser to access the web app here,
update: There are some pros and cons to using Sencha Touch over other mobile-specific frameworks like jQueryMobile. I’m currently working on another smartphone app using jQuery Mobile and will have it available soon.
web-based customer portal
The Realization technical support team needed a way to streamline their processes with customers using a web-based application. They occasionally conduct workshops and learning sessions and needed a way for our clients to register for these classes. The IT team also needed a way for certain clients to be allowed to download files and software releases. It was my responsibility to come up with a design and take it to completion.
I created this web application using ASP.Net with SQL Server as the database. The application administrator section allows the admin to add/remove workshops, upload files for users to download, and set the user’s permissions.
Realization Customer Support Portal
The chart is an image, the data grid is html
SoftwareFX’s ChartFX component is very useful in displaying so many different charts and in so many different ways. However, the current version of ChartFX lacks the ability to display a grid of data alongside with the bars in the chart. Instead of whining and crying about it, I came up with a solution.
Using HTML, I overlayed a grid on top of a chart and I was able to display the grid of data, coinciding with the chart’s bars. With some improvisation and hard work, this idea worked like a charm.
*update: The newer version of ChartFX, ChartFX.Net, now comes with a grid data, but doesn’t work very smoothly. I created another version of this chart data grid for the .net version with scrolling data.
This chart was made with only HTML!
What do you do when you need to make a report with bar charts, columns of data, panning dates, expandable sub-rows, and absolutely with no plugins are allowed? You do it in HTML, of course. This… was my task.
Realization’s Concerto application is a web-base project management software that is packed full of configurable options, so much so it’s impossible for a normal human being to remember them all. There are configurations to change every text, to set the default sorting criteria, the columns to show on a particular report, the columns to show on a print preview screen, the default filter selections, and so on. You get the point.
My love of sports motivated me to make the first multi-player online baseball game. It was an ambitious dream but a good way to learn and master Java. Although the user had to install a Java Applet Player, this game – in theory – could be played on any platform.
This game is a multi-threaded game with several panels on the main screen. The main screen has the game action; the pitcher vs batter. The game uses real MLB player names and statistics. The other panels includes real-time, play-by-play, current game stats of batters and pitchers. An additional panel for the chat session is available when playing online against another player.
A user has the option to play with game with the mouse or the keyboard. Two players can play at the same time using the same keyboard. However, playing against another player online was deemed difficult as the latency time to transfer the actions of one player to another player over an internet connection was too slow for a fast-paced action game. The most difficult aspect of coding this game was displaying the baseball’s projection (curves and bounces). A lot of math equations were used. 😉
my first e-Commerce and ASP site!
A high school buddy and I decided to dabble in eCommerce. He is somewhat a medical expert and I am somewhat a technical expert so I took on the task of creating an eCommerce website for us. Our website allows consumers to buy Metabolife and other supplements through an online store.
This was my first time using ASP to create an entire website. With ASP I was able to construct a shopping cart feature and use SQL to store our orders in a database. The orders are processed through a 3rd party merchant.
We launched the website a couple weeks after my college graduation and called it SynergyCommerce.
*update: SynergyCommerce was short-lived but was great for my continuing self-education.
Vietnamese Student Assocation website
The Vietnamese Student Association’s president asked members if any of us would like to volunteer to create a website for the club. Excited to show off my new HTML skills, I quickly volunteered. I wanted to make the first ever VSA website at the University of California at Irvine! The specs were quite simple – make a website to let viewers see the calendar of events, the name list of club officers, and the club’s mission statement.
*update: The VSA-UCI website has seen many new students and changes since it’s original creation.