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I'm taking Rob's course with absolutely no prior experience. A good week later it feels like I know HTML and CSS like the back of my hand." — Jonathan M.
Who knew that learning how to start coding was this simple. The course is clear, concise, and loaded with extras!! Thanks a ton! — Raheim Smith
Even when the course gets a bit complicated, there's always the Discussion forum where Rob as well as other students are actively helping each other. This course is not to be missed. — Ingrid S.
Rob is an excellent teacher and uses simple terms of speech all throughout the course. — Ankit Rawat
I have been very impressed with the course material and the crystal clear explanation of concepts. Any beginner who opts for this course will feel enriched at the time of course completion. — Shiva Rajagopal
I'm a Copywriter in a Digital Agency, I was searching for courses that'll help me broaden my skill set. Before signing up for Rob's course I tried many web development courses, but no course comes close to this course. — Shivram
Easy to pick up & quick to get running with, the course has given me a great start into programming. — Peter Greaves

Android Developer Course App Roundup

Here’s a few recently published apps from students of the Android N Developer Course. We can only cover a few apps when we do these roundsups but a big well done to everyone who has published an app recently! Getting your app on the marketplace is a great accomplishment. If you’ve published an app please do let us know!

Bunk Manager

This app does not by any means endorse or condone avoiding attendance for the classroom which the name may suggest. The app is an attendance management app. It allows you to enter the subjects which hate the most, set your attendance limit and it will tell you how many classes you can get away with bunking or need to attend. Your attendance will automatically backup up everytime you update your attendance.

So an interesting app which has had a few dozen downloads in a very short period of time. Maybe there’s a demand for this type of app?! You can take a look at the Bunk Manager app on the Google Play Store here.

 

Your Places -Find Places & Attractions

If you like travelling, planning a trip or just looking for a new cafe or some new place then “YourPlaces” app is created for you!

With “YourPlaces – Find Places & Attractions” you can find new interesting places only with few steps and see all available information about it – photos, address, phone, site, and opening hours. You can use a list of recommendations and find places by categories such as banks’s, cafe’s, hotels, restaurants, and many others!

The Your Places app is available on the Play Store.

 

What’s That Word? Word puzzles solver

This is a fast a word puzzle game where you pick the known or possible letters, and the app will quickly find you the appropriate word options from more than 400 000 words. And you can play this without having an data connection!

This app will help you to quickly find words for such popular games as crosswords, Scandinavian crosswords, Wheel of Fortune, Scrabble, rebus, pictorial puzzles, etc. The dictionary includes not only regular words, but also abbreviations and names.

You can get this app from the Play Store here.

Where U At?

“Where U At?” is an easy to use app that enables you to track family, friends and work colleagues. It is free and contains NO adds or in-app purchases.

You can create different groups of people or join groups created by other people. You can only see locations of people to whose group you belong to. This allows you to keep your groups separate and private. For example, you can track family and friends, but having them in separate groups means they can’t see each other.

Once a group is created by yourself, others can join by using the same group name and group password, that you provide them. Sounds great for group excursions! Checkout Where U App here.

UltraKey

This is quite an innovative app which allows you to remotely start your motor vehicle with your Android device. The author has created a demo which you can checkout with this link. It’s a keyless remote start app which does require some additional hardware too but I think everyone would agree that it’s quite a good looking at.

The author Ezekiel Samuel Brooks says he is a self taught hardware and software developer. Not bad for his first mainstream app!

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Today is my birthday, and so I’m offering something pretty special – a free .tech domain for a year (worth $49.99) with all course purchases using the links below! The offer is limited the first 5,000 customers (1,333 per course), and expires in 48 hours, so don’t hang around!

.TECH domains have quickly become the de facto online address for startups, programmers, tech brands and student developers with top universities like MIT, Cambridge and Stanford embracing the extension, as well as giants like CES and Viacom.

To get your free domain, just purchase a course using the link below. You MUST use these links to get your free domain.

The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 – $10 with free .tech domain

The Complete iOS 11 Developer Course – $10 with free .tech domain

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Free domains will be available from Friday 6th October (to give me time to get purchase details from Udemy) – this page will be updated on that date with details on how to claim. You’ll need your Udemy username, so make you have that handy. Not sure how to get it? Follow these instructions.

Remember you have just 48 hours – this is a one-time promotion so move fast!

Happy coding,

Rob

iOS App Roundup

Here’s another roundup of apps created by students of the iOS Developer Course. Although there have been many apps released by students in the last few months, we can’t list them all, here are a few. Some interesting apps that are worth taking a look at. Well done to everybody who has released an app recently!

Blood Pressure Simple

Blood Pressure Simple lets you log your blood pressure and allows you to compare your blood pressure statistics over time. The app also aims to provide advice based on the readings the user feeds it, informing the users about their lifestyle decisions that could affect their blood pressure. Such as whether eating a heavy meal has a high, medium or low impact on their blood pressure.

So if you have concerns over your blood pressure and would like a record of your blood pressure over a period of time presented in a graph then this app could be what you’re after. It is a paid app, you can get it from the App Store here.

 

Emojis Hunter

Similar to the the popular Pokemon game, the Emojis Hunter game seems to be based on a similar concept, placing Emojis all over the map. And the objective is to catch as many Emojis as you can that are situated over the map.

This app may not catch on as well as the Pokemon game but the the app itself is quite an achievement!

You can check out this app on the App Store.

 

Flappy Voice

There aren’t many people who don’t know about the infamous Flappy Bird game from a few years ago. It was an extremely popular game and Rob has featured it as a clone on both the iOS and Android Developer Courses. There have been a few variations released but this one is certainly one of the most interesting!

In this game you control the bird with the pitch of your voice!  So this is a interesting way to play this variation of the infamous game.

If you would like to check out Flappy Voice you can get it from the App Store here.

 

Quottro Pong

For those who aren’t aware, Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games which resembled table tennis with players deflecting a ball from one side to another. Quottro Pong is based on traditional Pong but with a twist! In traditional Pong there are two paddles on each side on the screen you move vertically and the ball will bounce of the bottom and top of the screen. In Quaottro Pong the ball can bounce out the top and bottom of the screen so there are horizontal paddles you have to move from left to right to stop the ball going out. So in total there are four paddles.

You can heck out Quottro Pong with this link.

 

Digital Jukebox

Digital Jukebox accesses music stored in your iOS Music Library and allows you to auto DJ (play songs from a default playlist if no songs are queued) and customise crossfades between songs.

At the moment this app is only available for the iPad and it is a paid app but the author tells us that they are working on a free version with in app purchases.

You can check out Digital Jukebox on the App Store.

 

Unicorn Dash

A colourful game, Uniform Dash puts you in control of a Unicorn you have to make jump over obstacles to try and get a top score.

It is a paid app but if you’re a fan of unicorns then it might be a game you enjoy. You can get Unicorn Dash here.

DNS – Using a domain with Eco Web Hosting

DNS tells your computer where to look for a website when you enter the name into your web browser, where the emails are sent and received and where services associated to your domain name are held. DNS is served by whomever provides the nameservers. There are always at least two set of nameservers, one being the primary and the other being the backup. Eco Web Hosting has four sets of nameservers which can be used and these are:

ns1.eco-dns.co.uk
ns2.eco-dns.co.uk
ns3.eco-dns.co.uk
ns4.eco-dns.co.uk

If you have a domain name with another provider such as GoDaddy, 1 and 1 Internet, 123-REG or anyone else and want to use Eco Web Hosting to host your website, you just create a web hosting package for the domain name and simply ask the registrar (the people who you pay to renew the domain) to change the nameservers to Eco Web Hosting’s. And that’s it really! All the other records will be populated by Eco Web Hosting automatically and after a few hours the website will be up online. You can confirm what the nameservers are set to by doing a whois lookup. A whois provides information on the domain name and there are various whois tools available on the internet. One such tool is https://www.whois.com/whois/ which will then retrieve information about the domain such as who the nameservers are set to.

A Records / Not able to change nameservers?

There are times when you don’t want to change the nameservers or cannot change the nameservers of your domain and you will be asked to create an A Record or CNAME to a set of IP addresses. As Eco Web Hosting websites can be hosted on a  number of web servers, there isn’t a standard IP address to give to customers. You have you find out the IP address of the server your site is hosted on. To do this access the web hosting control panel via https://www.ecowebhosting.co.uk/cp/listdomains and select the domain name. If you look on the right under Account Information, the IP address of the server the hosted account is on is shown. That will be the DNS A Records that s required.

Propagation

When making any type of DNS changes whether it be nameserver changes or an A Record change, these need to propagate across the internet. This is when every computer around the world knows about the changes to your domain name. It’s a little like a ripple affect so takes a few hours after making a nameserver or DNS change so if you see a message “This domain is reserved for future use” don’t be alarmed. It’s quite normal and after a few hours your website will be displayed as expected. If after 24 hours you don’t see your domain pointing at your web space then it would be advisable to contact the Eco Web Hosting support team so they can check everything is in order.

Using someone else for email

If the nameservers are set to Eco Web Hosting’s then Eco Web Hosting will automatically provide the email service. There may be occasions when you want Eco Web Hosting to provide the web hosting but someone else to provide the email service, Google for example or Microsoft. The MX Records (MX stands for Mail Exchange) determines where the emails are routed and this can be changed in the web hosting control panel by scrolling down to the Domains section and selecting the Manage DNS option.

Selecting this option will then allow you to add your own MX Records. If you need any assistance the Eco Web Hosting team will be more than happy to assist!

Further reading

DNS is a massive subject. For further reading on this subject additional resources can be found at:

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/dns.htm

 

Success Story – stadiumscene.com

D.J. Fluck sent in this testimonial about the amazing website he has created. The site he has built is a great example of what can be achieved building on top of the fundamentals of The Complete Web Developer Course. The web site doesn’t just provide a service for thousands of sports fans but has started to generate some income too! Well done for a great job D.J.!

My name is D.J. Fluck and my partner Kate Thompson and I would like to thank you for your excellent Web Development course on Udemy.com.  In late 2015 when we started building www.stadiumscene.com, we had a very basic understanding of only HTML and CSS, but thanks to your course, we built a full PHP site, using Bootstrap, JavaScript, Ajax, a MYSQL database for our login system, and secured our site with an SSL certificate.

The concept of stadiumscene.com is to help connect sports fans in the US and Canada (we’ll be expanding to Europe in the next year or so) with their travel plans to make going to the big game more than just the game, but a full experience.  We provide the user with travel tips to get to the stadium (airfare, public transit, ride sharing), find directions and parking, and most importantly, our hand-picked bar and restaurant choices in the stadium area.  We have a page for each bar and restaurant in our database where users can provide their own reviews and read about the place.

We’ve reviewed 166 stadiums/auto racing tracks and 732 bars and restaurants throughout the United States and Canada and over the last two months where we’ve been advertising on social media, we’ve exceeded 35,000 page views per month.  With our ad campaigns and affiliate marketing programs with Amazon, Fanatics.com, ParkWhiz.com, and Booking.com, we’ve finally started to make a little bit of money with our project and we owe our success to you and your program.

I’m in the process of taking your iOS 10 course right now and our next step is to move into the mobile application world, but I don’t anticipate that happening until sometime in 2018.  I filled out your survey the other day and noted that I’d love to see a short tutorial on sqlite in the iOS 11 course.  I can’t wait to check that out.

Also, feel free to check us out on social media too on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  We’ve started hosting a podcast with our other partner and just completed our 8th episode tonight.

Thanks again,

D.J.