contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right.

           

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

una leve

My first App in an AppStore

Miguel Hurtado

I just completed my first app (they are actually two) and got them to the AppStore (one of many available). Here is the story of that accomplishment.

You Owe Me

When you are just a user, often you feel like the developers and the companies owe you something because you happened to support their service or device. You often hear "Windows Phone is doomed because there's no apps, it's all Microsoft's fault" or "That App is iOS only, that because you cannot get money from Android" or even "The App experience is crippled because restrictions made by Apple".

What the users don't know is that politics takes such an important part of bringing the app you want to your preferred platform. And sometimes is not the fault of Google, Apple or Microsoft that the app is crippled or is taking a lot of time to come out.

No Man Is an Island

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine...

— John Donne (Wikipedia)

Just like that "No App Is an Island". They are just a few Apps that don't depend at all from a 3rd party framework, control or technology. Even an in-house backend may be problematic to integrate in a brand new app. If you add that dependency to politics you get a more complete picture about the current state of App development.

Next time you see a high profile app coming to a new platform think about all those dependencies that had to be addressed to complete the App. If the platform is popular those dependencies should be addressed already, and people (the providers) will care if they are not working as advertised. If the platform is not so popular, well you may have a bad time and your project may get delayed.

App Reviews 

App reviews are so important, for real. Before this app I didn't realised this. From reviews you can get bugs, UX issues and features request. As you read the reviews it feels like if you were in the middle of a hostage situation, people start blackmailing you because you OWE them.

The app is fine but because it doesn't have my favorite soccer team, it deserves 1 star. Add my team and I will change the rating to 5 stars.

— Average user

It's funny because a lot of the things they are asking are already in the TO-DO of the developer, or even waiting for the next update to be up. But often the developer won't have a chance to say that directly to the user.

Conclusion

This experience was awesome. It was stressful because some crazy changes to requirements and hard deadlines but AWESOME at the end. It's a shame I cannot say I did THAT, either way feels great when you read that people love your work.

Devs are like surgeons

Miguel Hurtado

Guiding The Client through the app packaging/submittal process is like doing heart surgery with a remote-controlled robot, using a DOS prompt.

Dev

Also know as a pain in the ass.

The S.W.E.T pledge

Miguel Hurtado

Mike Rowe (Trabajo sucio) plasma en el compromiso del "sudor" puntos importantes para tener una buena ética laborar y de vida. Me quedo con algunos puntos con los que concuerdo profundamente.

5. I deplore debt, and do all I can to avoid it. I would rather live in a tent and eat beans than borrow money to pay for a lifestyle I can’t afford.

9. I believe that my education is my responsibility, and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me. I will never stop learning...

10. I believe that I am a product of my choices – not my circumstances. I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face. And I will never accept the credit for something I didn’t do.

11. I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.

12. I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices. Some choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

Me encantaría que las personas comprendieran esto más tarde que temprano.

Desempleado

Miguel Hurtado

El viernes pasado (9 de Agosto del 2013) deje mi empleo, fue algo triste pues dejo a muchas personas que considero mis amigos ahí y de alguna u otra forma los extrañaré.

Para celebrar esa despedida me hicieron un pequeño festejo, que incluían todas esas cosas que me gustan: rancheritos, suavicremas, pastisetas y por supuesto pay de queso con fresas. Realmente me di cuenta que después de tantos años me terminaron de conocer muy bien. Incluso me hicieron un video muy emotivo con una canción que me encanta.

Dentro de una semana comenzaré mi nuevo empleo, deseen me suerte.

The Product is the Byproduct

Miguel Hurtado

Worry about building the damn thing, worry less about the damn thing.

Esto me recuerda a otro dicho que dice algo como: Si tardas más tiempo discutiendo sobre algo que hacerlo, que diablos estás esperando para terminarlo.

Cálculo de tiempos para programadores

Miguel Hurtado

Una vez hice algo así para un proyecto. Pregunté al lead-dev cuanto tiempo le llevaría hacer algo, y a lo que él me dijo lo multiplique por 1.5 veces. No tomé en cuenta los fines de semana (si, trabajamos los sábados y a NADIE le gusta trabajar los sábados). Agregué una semana y media para pruebas y deployment. Hice un plan con los tiempos.

Durante la semana final el cliente constantemente nos llamaba y preguntaba si necesitábamos más tiempo para terminar el desarrollo (nunca le pedimos aumentar el plazo). El día que fijamos como entrega del proyecto, este se entregó al cliente. Me sentí muy bien por ello.

P.D. El cliente no estaba listo para recibir el sistema, le hacía falta hardware… a lo mejor por nos preguntaba si necesitábamos aplazar la entrega. 

@mikehc why don't you tweet (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡

Miguel Hurtado

Si es que algunos de mis lectores me sigue (espero no literal) de alguna forma en mis redes sociales se habrán dado cuenta de que desde hace unos días mi interacción vía twitter ha sido nula. Esto se debe a un suceso próximo, cuando llegue el momento por fin dejaré de guardar silencio.

Por mientras spameo en FB =P, quien diría ahora las personas me comentan más y hasta saludan. Quiza es cuestión de contenido, ya sea en FB o en Twitter si uno pone cosas interesantes las personas correctas interactuarán contigo.

Miguel Hurtado

De mis Pokémons favoritos, aún tengo ahí una copia de Heart Gold sin terminar. rollingrabbit: Pokeddex Day 11: Favourite Water Type How can you not love this doofus? I chose him kind of reluctantly at the beginning of Soul Silver, but he stuck with me and became a ferocious beast that got me all the way to the end. Confession: The first game I played all the way through was SS (I know. I didn’t have a game boy in my youth), so that makes Totodile my first legit starter. (I had played through half of Fire Red before that with Bulbasaur, but I don’t value him as much. You know what’s crazy though? I found out later that I had unknowingly given them both the same name: Benjamin.)

De mis Pokémons favoritos, aún tengo ahí una copia de Heart Gold sin terminar.

rollingrabbit:

Pokeddex Day 11: Favourite Water Type

How can you not love this doofus? I chose him kind of reluctantly at the beginning of Soul Silver, but he stuck with me and became a ferocious beast that got me all the way to the end. Confession: The first game I played all the way through was SS (I know. I didn’t have a game boy in my youth), so that makes Totodile my first legit starter. (I had played through half of Fire Red before that with Bulbasaur, but I don’t value him as much. You know what’s crazy though? I found out later that I had unknowingly given them both the same name: Benjamin.)

Miguel Hurtado

Recuerdo haber leído sobre la historia del cómic cuando todos estaban hablando de la muerte de Superman. Pero esto es mucho más entretenido.

Miguel Hurtado

@mikehc jajajjaaj si we, as todas las pantallas que quieras, dejame ami la evolucion de la ciencia y la humanidad
— @Roka_flores… El equivalente de los cagados de Medicina que se creen lo mejor de la humanidad… pero en traje de freak.

Me gustó este cuaderno

Miguel Hurtado

Este cuaderno me gustó para cuando llegan esas ideas a la cabeza y poder hacer un sketch rápido de lo que pienso. Probablemente no lo use, no organizo bien las ideas que dejo en papel, muchas veces olvido que ahí las deje.

Miguel Hurtado

Estos 3 últimos días han sido de felicidad. Tu me haces tanto bien. =D