App of the Day is now defunct.

It appears that Amazon is no longer doing the Free App of the Day program. As such I’m taking down the automation, and putting this notice up. If it goes up again, I’ll do my best to put up another tool.

I had fun developing this, drop a line or a donation if this was useful for you.

-Brian

New Locale Support for the App of the Day for Canada!

I’ve added international encoding and locale support for Canada to the Amazon App of the Day feed. Here is the link:

Canada (English): http://www.geekexile.com/amazon_rss-ca.xml

Please note: This reflects the locale for Canada. This is NOT simply a translation! Amazon also occasionally offers different apps each day for each locale.

If you have a particular locale you would like added, please let me know.

New Locale Support for the App of the Day for France!

I’ve added international encoding and locale support to the Amazon App of the Day feed. Here is the link for France, available right now:

France (French): http://www.geekexile.com/amazon_rss-fr.xml

Please note: This reflects the locale for France. This is NOT simply a translation! Amazon also occasionally offers different apps each day for each locale.

If you have a particular locale you would like added, please let me know.

New Locale Support for the App of the Day for Spain!

I’ve added international encoding and locale support to the Amazon App of the Day feed. Here is the link for Spain, available right now:

Spain (Spanish): http://www.geekexile.com/amazon_rss-es.xml

Please note: This reflects the locale for Spain. This is NOT simply a translation! Amazon also occasionally offers different apps each day for each locale.

If you have a particular locale you would like added, please let me know.

New Geekexile Amazon App of the Day Support!

I’ve added international encoding and locale support to the Amazon App of the Day feed. Here are the two links I have right now:

United States (English): http://www.geekexile.com/amazon_rss.xml
Germany (German): http://www.geekexile.com/amazon_rss-de.xml

Please note: These reflect the locales for the United States and Germany. They are NOT simply translations! Amazon also occasionally offers different apps each day for each locale.

If you have a particular locale you would like added, please let me know.

GeekExile.com presents: Amazon’s Free App a Day Service, as an RSS Feed.

Amazon recently started up a new service for Android owners, a competitor to the Android market.

They’ve begun offering a “Free App a Day” service for their market, located here: http://amazon.com/apps

However, there’s no RSS feed or easy way to check the free app. So, I’ve written a web crawler to do it for you, and attached it to an RSS feed.

Simply click the RSS icon here:

You can then add the RSS feed to your favorite reader.

My Hosting Provider

Shameless Plug: My hosting provider, Linode.com, has a program by which I can earn money by referring people to them. They’ve been very reliable, and it’s quite nice to have a place where I can host as many small domains as I like without tons of annoying hoops.
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Zynga Farmville Spreadsheet *Updated 11/12/2009*

OK, I got a little annoyed by Zynga on Facebook, and I decided to make a little spreadsheet for Farmville to calculate the most efficient use of crops. My spreadsheet is attached, and I make no guarantees of any kind as to how useful it will be to you.
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WeightWatchers™ Points Calculator for J2ME

PointsCalc is a Mobile application designed in Java (J2ME) that will allow you to calculate WeightWatchers ™ points while on the road.

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Moon Chart Tracker for Dragonlance Campaigns

This chart, designed for Dragonlance 3rd Edition Campaigns by the sourcebook rules, will allow you to track your moon positions for your in-house campaign. You can also save those positions and use them whenever you need to on your own computer – No need for any internet access. This version is downloadable to your computer. Make sure to have the latest JRE from java.sun.com in order to use it. I offer no support on how to install the Sun JRE. I also included the source files in the JAR file for the java programmers out there.

Download Here:
MoonChart-0.10.50a