Automagic Mobile

Exploring the magic of mobile

Automagic Mobile was conceived to allow me to play around with mobile app development. To date I have not created anything that is very complex and do this solely as a hobby. Who knows, one day I may decide to do something professional, but for the time being nothing is very serious, so enjoy my work but remember that you get what you pay for, so no complaints on any of my apps. Remember that they were developed for my use and offered up to you to use if you'd like.

Current Projects

Dutch Oven Gourmet

Dutch Oven Gourmet was born from my experiences with the Boy Scouts of America. As a scout leader I was refered to another app on the market that would calculate how many coals you needed to hit a certain temperature in the oven. I started using the app and found it really handy, but suddenly the developer of that app got greedy in my opinion and started putting ads in the app. I felt like the app was far too simplistic to deserve monetization so I sat down and created my own app to do the same thing then put it on the market for free.

Dutch Oven Gourmet has been, and always will be, free. It took me all of about 2 hours to write and so far, somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 people have downloaded it and find it useful. To be honest, the only thing I ever really do to it is update the code for new versions of Android. No, I'm probably not going to add more features unless I have some code I just want to try out. Again, you get what you pay for.

Dutch Oven Gourmet on Google Play

Data Xfer Calc

My full time job is working as a network engineer for a managed network services provider (MSP) in Atlanta Georgia. In my job I often do migrations of mail servers from on-prem to hosted and would like to get a rough guess on how long the transfer is going to take. If you know me, you know that I'm lazy and have a notoriously bad memory, so remembering how to calculate transfer times and running it through a regular calculator isn't something I really want to do. Rather than deal with this, I decided to just write an app to run the calculations for me. Again, Data Xfer Calc was written for my own personal use, but I made it freely available for public consumption. If you've got a use for it, go ahead and download a copy and have fun. It's not a very popular app, Google Play only shows 100-500 installs, but since I'm not trying to make money off of it, I don't really care.

Data Xfer Calc on Google Play

Knowledgebase

I have found that as time goes by I've forgotten more than I've learned about computers and networks. Because of this, a good knowledgebase is key to helping me be efficient in the repair and maintenance of network systems. I've always maintained my own personal knowledgebase in a OneNote document, it started out in Evernote, but they changed their pricing structure so I moved it. There are a few problems with the personal knowledgebase. First, it requires that I go to software to access it, and sometimes that software isn't readily available. Second, and most importantly, it is my own knowledgebase and useless to anyone else trying to fix the same problem. There is a lot of knowledge spread out across the internet and it's only a Google search away, but to the best of my knowledge there is no central repository for it. With that in mind, I've started developing a computer knowledgebase that will hopefully be searchable and available to everyone everywhere at all times.

If you'd like to check it out, you can find it here.

Scout Money

During my time working with the Boy Scouts I have found that almost every unit I have worked with has a need for a good accounting package. There are some options out there, like Quickbooks, but they are very unweildy for use by a volunteer treasurer. On top of that, no accounting package I've found has offered the special functions that seem to be commonly required by Scout Units, such as individual scout accounts and tracking of particular fund raising efforts like popcorn and camp card sales. With that in mind, I've begun development of an online accounting package that I will hopefully be able to offer for free, or at least very low cost, to Scout Units across the US.

If you'd like to check it out, you can find it here.