So within the last month, I obtained an unmanaged VPS in order to get used to needing more rhobust hosting. After almost a month of putting it off, I finally got around to learning to set it up properly. This means, that on release, I am able to offer hosting to initial users of my rewards script.
On the subject of the rewards script. It is nearing a very stable beta phase (that will be tested on installs on my VPS until the code is ready). Additional API's for survey providers etc, will be created upon request, and made available as plugins for future releases of the script.
So as work continues on the KGPT script, I have began to add more features to version 1.0.
Firstly, I have added the ability to add Google Analytics to the site, via the site options. Work has commenced on the downloadable prizes, and I am opening up the option of other earn methods, rather than just limiting it to CPALead. CPALead will still remain one of the core methods to earn points, but I am looking for additional API's I can connect the script with, aswell as the ability to provide custom offers too
So recently I was contacted on Twitter, about the KGPT script, and it has rekindled the motivation in it. It was originally abandoned, but the bits that I have lost, I am able to fix. Expect to hear more soon
Since there hasn't been an update on this page for quite some time, I figure it is best to keep you updated with my progress into the Android development. I am about halfway through my first game, which is an RPG. Although it is a lot to learn in a short space of time, I have managed to learn much more than I gained from the book I started from.
When more progress has been made into the game, I will release further announcements on here, aswell as the website that I am currently working on to support the project.
Expect some code snippets regarding database, and utilising admob and other features into the game using surfaceview
So I've been really busy as of late, working on my RPG for android devices in all of my spare time. When this takes more shape, I should be able to free up some time in order to post some code snippets and tutorials on here to help other people with developing for the android platform.
So the first major piece of information is that I am upgrading to VPS hosting, though currently undecided upon which to choose. I have a few in mind, it is just a matter of deciding the best option for my network of sites and future plans.
Secondly, I have my first pieces of code that I have worked on that I am ready to prepare to publish in order to help developers using similar tools and code practices
As of late, I have changed my direction. Though I do intend to keep creating plugins and scripts from time to time, I am moving my focus to application and game programming. Due to this, I will shortly begin to post snippets of code, or things I find useful on my endeavours, in the hope that it will help other people. This is due to the fact that I have recently spent hours scouring the internet on matters, only to find out that I knew how to achieve the results after a few moments of reflection, but think other people would appreciate not having to waste the time that I did in order to achieve a similar result.
The most noticable changes I plan to implement are:
- A new theme for the site (things could really do with a freshen up)
- Removal of old/redundant categories (self explanatory)
- Additions of new plugins (some examples are a code beautifier and some widgets)
So I have decided to rename the KGPT (Kaitora Get Paid To script) to the KRS (Kaitora Rewards Script). This is to avoid confusion as to the intentions of the script.
The script is coming along nicely (after a little more motivation delay). The template class and database class have been written, and the redesigned database is currently being planned.
So recently I have been working in Java, and OOP (object orientated programming) has become more of a standard for me. Due to this, I am rewriting the KGPT with a better template system, and writing it from an OOP standard.
The main benefit of this, will be that I am able to incorporate extra features, and rewrite the code to be more efficient than before. Not only this, but I will be utilising the ability to incorporate plugins (which will be released periodically from the first official release of the KGPT)
It's been a while since I have used my PHP skills to create things (due to a focus on working on Android development), but I am soon to return to development of useful tools. Plans to work on some unfinished projects will be resumed soon.