This is getting ridiculous... I missed Smallcut's birthday by over 3 months.
On February 10th, 2017, Canned Gamers marked its 5th birthday. Wait, you say, I thought it was Smallcut's birthday! Well, you're right, but I am too. Smallcut was not always called Smallcut. On February 10th, 2012, I created a games website called Canned Gamers. I am really bad at making names, apparently. At some point after that, I changed the name to Blast Gamers. Another name that didn't make any sense. Then, later, I wanted to shorten the name, so I came up with Smallcut. This one actually makes a little sense. It was a play on the name Miniclip, a much larger games website. Still a horrible name in retrospect. Smallcut evolved into a website that did not simply host games, but a whole bunch of other things too. Later on, I created Smallcut Powers to organize all my creations under one name (a horrible name). I then created Kiayeorg (yay, more bad names) to reorganize the mess that was Smallcut Powers. I kept all the better things, like Smallcut, under the Kiayeorg name, and left the garbage with Smallcut Powers.
This year, I am planning to change the name Kiayeorg to something less nonsensical. Hopefully that goes through.
Anyway, happy very belated birthday to Smallcut, and see you guys next year!
PS: I am much more active on Twitter than on here, and my username is @JustinAlexP.
I also have two apps on the App Store, and have many other creations hosted on my website.
See you guys on New Year's Day 2018 (hopefully)!
3:02 AM EST on January 1st, 2017. Seems like Weebly is based on the West Coast or something, since it has an offset of 3 hours from my time. Ah well, I wasn't about to post my New Year post on "December 31st" again😂
Anyway, this year, I did make some advancements in app development. I released two iOS apps, AutoTutor and Paperboy Assistant, I submitted an update to AutoTutor (submitted on December 23rd, 2016, but hasn't been approved since iTunes shut down for the holidays and stuff). An update for Paperboy Assistant is also in the works, and should be completed relatively soon. The app I developed for tech class will get on the App Store at some point, but I'm working on a companion Apple Watch app. However, it's currently on hold because of school and Paperboy Assistant. The game I'm working on (Starfighter) is also on hold because of school and PA. My iOS development skills have improved a lot over the last year, and I'm hoping they continue to improve.
A few other things happened during 2016. I changed my Twitter handle to @JustinAlexP and I created a new SoundCloud profile under the name Blesserman. I was selected to beta test Riley Testut's Delta, a multi-emulator for iOS. There were probably other noteworthy things, but it is 3AM and I'm very tired, so I can't remember. You should check my Twitter for more details.
I'm also going to update you guys on the statuses of all the projects I've mentioned since my first New Year post in 2013.
"Remember when we were all hyped about an app? It is currently being developed, but there's a couple bugs to get rid of before release. We hope you like it."
That app was Gnop, a game. It has since been cancelled. It was horribly written, and used UIKit (UIKit is great and powerful, but not for games). It just barely worked until iOS 8 came out, and totally broke it. However, it did get me introduced to Objective-C, the language I use to write iOS apps, so it was definitely not a waste of time, it was a learning experience.
"B-OGOnet v8 was canceled"
I don't think I have to explain much, B-OGOnet v8 was cancelled, and I am not planning to build any new web browsers in the future. However, if you're interested in downloading B-OGOnet v7.22 (for fun or for the funky features it offers), you may do so here. You can also download the original version on this website under Downloads, then B-OGOnet. I know I have all the older versions somewhere, I'll upload them somewhere at some point, but there just isn't much demand for them.
"I still have 2 apps in development..."
Those apps were AutoTutor and Starfighter. AutoTutor has been released on the App Store (learn more about it here), while Starfighter is on hold because of school and other projects.
This year, on February 10th, 2017, Smallcut/Blast Gamers/Canned Gamers turns 5 years old. I'll try not to miss the birthday post this year😂
Also, while I was looking through all the old posts, I saw that I typically said that the year had been bad. I said that 2012 had been horrible, then that 2013 started great and ended badly. I didn't say much about 2014 or 2015, but I remember 2014 starting off continuing the bad from 2013 and 2015 ending quite badly. I'll just assume that the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 were good. But I don't think any of these years can match how bad 2016 was. I really hope 2017 is a great year for everyone.
I'm going to continue working on my projects, and I'll keep you guys updated on Twitter, so you really should follow me there. However, I'll keep doing these yearly posts (and the birthday posts) for those of you that refuse to use Twitter.
See you guys in February (if I remember),
Have a happy 2017!
Canned Gamers was created on February 10th, 2012. February 10th, 2016 marked its 4th birthday. Canned Gamers eventually evolved into Blast Gamers, and then Smallcut. Then, there were so many things that I owned that I decided to regroup them all together, as Smallcut Powers. Smallcut Powers was rebooted in 2014 as KIAYEorg, which is now stylized as Kiayeorg.
Cool stuff that happened lately:
Launched an iOS app, something we've been trying to do for a while now! It's called AutoTutor, check it out! Here's a link: http://www.kiaye.org/getAutoTutor
That's about it!
The game is still in development, it's on hold because of school.
See you guys next year! I'll try not to miss it this time.
12:05 AM of January 1st, 2016. Yeahhhh, I wasn't about to miss this twice in a row😂
Anyway, I still have 2 apps in development, just wait, just wait! One's on hold because of school, and the other is for school, so you'll probably see that one first.
This year will celebrate Canned Gamers/Blast Gamers/Smallcut/Smallcut Powers/KIAYEorg's 5th birthday, I'll try not to miss it this year😂
Have a great year!
Edit: I'm not sure why it's marking as December 31st, 2015, but it shows as January 1st, 2016 in the editor. It's 2016 here, so something's up with Weebly. I dunno.
Canned Gamers/Blast Gamers/Smallcut's birthday was February 10th, and I missed it. Smallcut is now 3 years old. Happy birthday, Smallcut! Hopefully, the Kingdom Dev Team will be able to build something cool as a replacement for Smallcut at some point :)
I'm so sorry I missed the traditional New Years' post, my parents had taken my stuff away during that time (Dec 25, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015), and my sister wouldn't let me use her iPad. Now, the app I was developing got rekt by iOS 8, though it still works on iOS 7 and below. I have no idea what's up. As I cannot currently fix it, I have let it go off to the side for a while while I do other stuff. I may build another app (game). B-OGOnet v8 was canceled, as I'm not exactly the best OS X app developer. I also moved my music over to SoundCloud, under a new name, Qwntm. Here's a link: https://soundcloud.com/qwntmmusic.
Smallcut's birthday is coming up in February (10th), and I'll try not to miss that one. I also renamed the Smallcut Powers company to KIAYEorg, and moved the site.
For more info, follow me on Twitter @Sn0wCh1ld.
I forgot Smallcut's birthday, so happy belated birthday, Smallcut! On February 10, 2012, I opened Canned Gamers, which turned into Blast Gamers, and later into Smallcut. I hope we have another amazing year!
I guess that this year and last year's title's style will be the style of every New Year's blog post...
Anyway, it is now 12:15 AM of January 1st 2014. 2013 passed so fast. For me, the beginning was pretty great, while the end was bad. I think 2014 will begin bad for me, long story. I'm not sure about the end of it.
Remember when we were all hyped about an app? It is currently being developed, but there's a couple bugs to get rid of before release. We hope you like it.
This year will celebrate Canned Gamers/Blast Gamers/Smallcut/Smallcut Powers's 3rd birthday! Were you there for the beginning of Canned Gamers?
I hope you have a wonderful year!
Weebly's been having trouble with my blogging lately, it wouldn't publish. Now I'm good so this I'd a catch-up post.
Hacked games have been added to Smallcut, represented by black links, Duck Life 1 & 2's hack is allowing the user to cheat by getting free XP points. They show the two resources and you can drag them to your duck for free.
Happy Canada Day!
B-OGOnet update: B-OGOnet v8 is currently being built. There will be some pre-release versions including a possible pre-alpha version. One of the main new problems is the new WebKit component being used. Windows XP users should stay on v7.22 since the new version uses an Aero theme to replace the background customization.
There are now Smallcut web apps while you wait for an official Smallcut iPhone app. You can get them from the Apps Page.