After a year and a half of having a terrible looking website that was only supposed to be a temporary placeholder, I've finally gotten around to building a new one.
The botnet detection program I started writing a year ago as part of my senior research has received a few stars and a fork on GitHub randomly and it seems rather odd. It's far from working and it makes me wonder how/why people stumbled across it.
After playing around with some different ideas and implementations, I'm moving the server side of my Slk Notifications for Facebook app to Java. Big thanks to Subinkrishna Gopi and his very useful demo of Java ThreadPools. As a side note, it's been a bit of a let down with Mobiroo, my app has had all of 1 download since it went live a few days ago. Maybe it will pick up if it gets selected for a mobile campaign.
I have been hoping to work on my website recently to make it more functional and less ugly (not to mention post more) along with several apps and other projects of mine, but sadly none of that has happened. I've spent most of my free time working on Slk Notifications for Facebook to increase the reliability and add new features. This has become more necessary since I have begun working with Mobiroo to add my app to their gift-card platform. Interestingly enough as I am writing this, I just received an email that my app passed the testing process and will be going live in the next 24 hours, hopefully people don't run into too many issues and there isn't a huge number of downloads that cripple my server. Job applications and all the stuff involved with graduation certainly don't help things either.
After some back and forth with a user of my Facebook Notifications app I've been looking at a few new ideas for apps. The services of Notifo were pointed out to me. I have been thinking of something roughly similar to this over the past month or so and this just makes me want to work on it more. From the small amount of reading on I did on Notifo it looks like they had a very extensive set of services they supported. I don't ever plan on having the coverage they did, after all I'm just working on this in my free time, but part of my idea is to have a simple API so others can use it for anything they wish. Initially I'm planning on a very simple HTTP API that users can send a message to a webpage and have it pushed to their phone. Anyone with a service that can make HTTP requests should be able to come up with some very useful implementations for this.