I recently got a Samsung Gear 2 Neo smart watch – it pairs with recent, powerful Samsung phones and tablets, but without them, it’s basically a pedometer. So I’d definitely only recommend it if you already have one of their recent devices (like the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Note 3 phones), and not if you use… Read More


Download Web Speed Analyzer from Google Play. I was pretty excited when Google PageSpeed came out for checking web site front end performance, but I was surprised they didn’t release an Android app – just a web page and an API. I thought it might be fun to work on an Android app that called… Read More


I co-taught the UT-Austin Mobile Apps class with Robert Quigley in the spring 2014 semester – the class is a collaboration between the Department of Journalism and the Department of Computer Science where students from both departments form teams of five and create mobile apps. Right before the final demo day, one of the teams, Sono, was showing… Read More


I’m teaching a class on how to make an iPhone app with the Learn It Meetup – as part of the class, we are going to build a Meme app for iOS 7 using Storyboard and Objective-C. I’m publishing the app on GitHub – https://github.com/jefflinwood/TrainingMemeApp – the v1.0 tag is the completed version for the… Read More


On Wednesday, I got a chance to pitch my six-hour hackathon project to Slash (lead guitarist for Guns and Roses and Velvet Revolver), tech blogger (and Startup Liason Officer for RackSpace) Robert Scoble, and the inventor of BitTorrent, Bram Cohen. The idea behind the hackathon was to create an app or web site for artists… Read More