Tuesday, May 26, 2020

My NFL Score prediction app: Year 2 on the Google Play Store

I just updated my NFL Score Prediction game app. We are now entering Year #2 on the Google Play Store. You can download the application here (Android users, Google Play Store).
If you want to use the app, but do not have an Android phone, visit the direct URL: NFLScoreApp.com

The annual maintenance took me about 3-4 hours of work. This involved inputting the 2020 NFL schedule and resetting various internal knobs and levers. Not bad from a time standpoint... Although I will admit, I'm pretty lazy and I thought about just throwing my hands up and not renewing my server space about an hour in.


It was pretty nice out today, so I missed out on the great weather but instead was stuck inside staring at the computer screen, which is one reason I left the tech industry to begin with, but whatever.

The application costs $20 a year for the server space and it cost me a one-time fee of $25 to become a Google Developer, so from a money standpoint, it's not a huge waste of money. It amounts to a couple of magazine subscriptions, more or less.


This year (as opposed to 2019) I opened up the free app download to every single country that's available in the Google Play store. Last year I only had the application available to the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom.

Some improvements I made for the 2020 NFL Schedule: There is now a "My Stats" page that shows some bar graphs about your level of participation and gives your definitive ranking.

I redesigned the navigation to simplify it.

I limited the Leaderboard to the Top 25 users only.

I'm not sure how long I will continue to keep this app active, but I'm satisfied with how it's working as of now. I still believe in my concept, but I'd need major help to bring it to the next level.

If you are interested in working on or buying this application, i.e. purchasing the source code outright, shoot me an email. My address is listed on my "About Me" page on blogger. - Mike

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