I’ve got a few announcements today, both of which take advantage of some fun technology.
First up, two FREE Android apps!
I’ve mentioned the Polka Dot Cottage app here before, but I thought I would bring it up again, because I have since made it available on the Android Market. That makes it much easier for you to download, and get updates. In fact, if you downloaded the original version directly from me a few months ago, it might be a good idea to uninstall it and then get a shiny new copy via Android. Everything will work better that way, I promise.
Now, brand new as of last night, is the Polka Dot Creations app! This one is for the polymer clay junkies out there who wait for new books & videos with bated breath. This app alerts you of new items available for preorder, new items in stock, monthly bestseller lists, and Polypubs posts. Each notification includes a link back to the website, so you can make a purchase, if you like.
As of this morning, there are mobile ads showing on this app. I’m working on getting them turned off, so if you do find them annoying, don’t worry. They’ll be gone soon.
You can download Polka Dot Creations in the Android Market, too.
(BTW, I built both of these apps with the aid of feed.nu, if any of you are looking to app-ify your own blogs.)
Next up? Kindle patterns, and new pricing on PDF patterns!
My fellow nerd of a husband has become somewhat of an expert in the field of creating eBooks, and so when I started to offer PDF patterns and tutorials here in the download shop, he suggested turning them into true eBooks and publishing them for the Amazon Kindle. He kindly and generously formatted the first one for me, and it is now ready to share!
Even better, I have temporarily reduced the price on both versions significantly from $5 to $1.49. Yep, you heard me.
Did you know you don’t need an actual Kindle to read Kindle books? Amazon has free software available that allows you to read Kindle books on your PC, tablet, phone, iPad, or whatever floats your boat.
There will be more Kindle patterns available from me soon — once I figure out how to do the formatting myself, and don’t have to rely on Neil to do it for me!
I don’t know about you, but I find all of this rather exciting – the combining of old-fashioned skills and ideas, with young technologies that make them more accessible than ever. It’s very cool, in my book.
Any questions about any of this, please post them here. I know not everyone is as comfortable with technology as I am, and perhaps I overlooked explaining something fully enough. Don’t be shy about asking me to clarify!