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  • Recent rankings of RADYO

    Posted on January 18th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    RADYO has been featured again on Windows Phone 3 times recently on 1st, 9th and 15th of Jan, 2015.

    RADYO Windows Phone

     

    RADYO captured the first place on Android in Music category, leaving popular and well-known applications behind.

    RADYO play store

    RADYO play store

     

    Besides in popularity in iOS devices, Mac OS X version got a lot of attention too!

    RADYO Mac OSX

  • RADYO left Spotify and TuneIn behind

    Posted on September 7th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    The ugly duckling did it again. RADYO became the most preferred radio application on Android (Google Play Store) leaving Spotify, TuneIn and others behind in Turkey.

    Photo Martin-Bell

  • Why some applications can never get featured on Google Play Store?

    Posted on May 30th, 2014 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

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    Employees who are responsible for selecting and/or approving candidates for featured apps for store regions has no context-related experience or imagination. They also are under pressure of heavily invested companies which causes them to ignore exactly the same UI design.

    A real example without comments:
    They expect the play and the pause buttons to be located at the top right of the screen for a multimedia player application and they say that putting those buttons at he lower center of the screen prevents app from being featured. The app I am writing about is heavily internationalized and localized.

    On the other hand, a competitor app which has a big team, got heavily funded and which is not localized and internationalized enough, is chosen for a region that it is not even that popular. This competitor app, by the way, has the exact UI design and uses the same location for the same features.

    Proven by the facts, head of Play Store does not care about the real quality or the trends, behaviours of the users of the related store region. I have learned all of these by chatting face to face.

    It really seems like all these selections on Google Play Store are mostly political, strategical (based on USA partnerships).

    If the head says these, it’s basically over.

    He said getting 1 million downloads for my new app is surprising and he said I should be happy enough by still getting 1 million downloads while the competitor is GLOBALLY shown as featured on all store regions. I proved that with features, ratings, stability and the quality of the main functionality, my application beats the competitor but I was just ignored by a huge smile as I am fighting with a company which has a logo in their official presentations and which is a USA based company.

    Kind Regards to the head.. My app has been beating the competitor app since the beginning and getting featured by Apple and Microsoft.

    How you look at developers (face to face too) is not elegant. (I saw it wasn’t just me) This may not cause you to loose many apps, but this is going to make you loose respect and respect is everything. I hope this fact makes sense for you too.

    I can’t write enough about this…

    Yes my apps are never going to have chance for being featured from now on. Believe it or not I do not care it anymore and I am never going to put play and pause button at the top-right of the screen while all other mediaplayers are (even those created directly by Google) centering those buttons at the lower part of the screen. To talk about UI guidelines, you really have to experience it for different contexts. This seems a very big problem for regions out of USA, for developers in USA those of whom work hard to bring incredible work to compete in store without getting any investment.

    Learn with Google, Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • iPhone Radyo application and Google App Engine

    Posted on April 2nd, 2010 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Powered by Google App Engine In the next version of my iPhone Radyo application, I have decided to add some cool new features those requires lots of horse power. I tried Google App Engine and I’m currently happy with it. Server side of these new features are being implemented with the nice language Python. I have not used Python before and i love to start to something new, learn it good enough to do what i want in a good way, do it and leave it. I love this formula as it is still working for me (:

    To make it short, some of the new features of iPhone Radyo (radio) Application will be powered by Google horse power.

  • Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment


    Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Cahit Çerçioğlu

    Nisan, 2009


    Türkiye internet sektörüne hızlı ve güzel girdi. Türkiye insanı teknolojiyi seviyor. Türkiye üniversitelerinden mezun olanlar ya işletmeci ya yazılımcı oluyor. Elbette başka bölümlerden de mezun var, ama Türkiye de pek çok farklı meslekten, bilişime kayma olduğunu hatırlatmak için bu şekilde bir cümle kurdum. Tek başına bakıldığı zaman elbetteki bir anlam teşkil etmiyor. “Yazılımcı Oluyor” kısmında, olmakla kasıt, iş bulmak değil, o eğitimi almak anlamında. Fakat benim şöyle bir görüşüm var; bitirdiğiniz bölümün ünvanını, o işi iyi yapana dek haketmezsiniz. Evet “Yazılım Mühendisliği” bölümü mezunuyum denir tabii ki, özgeçmişe de yazılır. Kocaman MBA yazısını görmek, göstermek insanların hoşuna gider. Fakat Türkiye’de, teknolojiyle ilgili bölümlere bakacak olursak, çoğu yazılımcı olarak büyüyor. Bilkent, Odtü gibi özel projelerle öğrencilerine destek veren okulları ve Tübitak gibi kurumları bunun dışında bırakıyorum.

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  • Near future of Gittigidiyor, Amazon, Ebay, Yemeksepeti

    Posted on April 25th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    There is “really” small amount of “new” technology, but there are always incredible amount of “new” inventions. New Inventions are generaly combination of old technologies. This post is about some of those possible inventions i’d like to dream of.

    There is already 3D.
    There is 3DTV (even you don’t have it in your home).
    There is WEB.
    There are animation technics.
    There is cinematography.
    There is anti-sociality.
    There is sociality.

    There are shopping / e-commerce sites.

    This post will be limited to a specific concept. 3D surfing experience!

    With the combination of current technologies and with some new methods, now shopping sites can be a 3D computer game!
    ( This is not fiction and it’s possible right now )

    Amazon, eBay, Etsy or Gittigidiyor.com, Yemeksepeti.com, Kitapyurdu.com,… These are just a few of the sites that you can imagine. Imagine that you are entering a 3d modeled library! You are going to (virtually walking to) the related shelves. You are searching for a book, you don’t remember it’s name exactly.. But you know it’s cover picture… You look up and down to the ordered books with your mouse. You find it, take it and go to the cashier, you can see many different payment options there visually! PayPal? You’ll see a post-box, you’ll open it’s door.. You want to talk to the person in charge? Go ahead and ask to the the employee..

    Ok, you want to sell your camera, you want to list it in second hand sites. You enter the shop and you pass through a special room; that room is only for sellers, you are making your arrangement and putting your photocamera to one of the shelves of the related department.

    Ok, you don’t want to sell or buy second hand things, because you are hungry!! You go to yemeksepeti.com which is at the 2nd street of the cyber-city. (yemeksepeti.com lets you order your meal from partnered restaurants like Pizza Hut, Burger King, etc..) When you enter to the cyber restaurant building, you’ll see those meals around! Someone should have paid more to put their meal to the store window (; But you don’t like it, you keep walking.. You see chinese food, and want to give it a try, when you try to reach it, some virtual person turns to you and says “Welcome, thanks for your concern, if you want to buy our special rice, you can take the food you are currently holding for free!”…

    There are nearly no limits.. Actually the popular game “Sims” can integrate it faster than anyone (:

    I want to leave it now for you to think about it yourself. (: 

    You got the start! Now do something before anyone else!

    Ok. No. This is currently possible, yes. But if you do it, don’t expect to earn money immediately. You need people to use it and since it’s totally a new habit, it’ll be hard for people.. (it’ll be more hard for people from older generations). You can not simply change well-known ways, attitudes, habits and people, suddenly.  If you do it now, you’ll be one of the first people/companies and you’ll have an incredible start. So it can be done in spare time, or if any company is brave enough to assign dedicated staff to do that, i don’t think that they’ll loose. Even you can’t run it, you can sell it!

    I think that someone out there is probably already doing it silently, but if not, after doing the project, please let me know it and give me a credit if  i lend a helping hand. Why i don’t do it? Well, give me some money so i can do it (:

    ( YES  again, it’s currently possible and you can dynamically interact with 3d worlds and the browser any time. One of those attempts comes from Google with O3D  . There are a few different studies and products related to this. This = two-way immediate interaction, 3d environment systems )

    “If you can dream it, you can do it.”, Walt Disney

  • Google Similar Images

    Posted on April 22nd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

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    At last, google just launched “Similar Images”. Similar Images is currently an experiment, released under “google labs”, about finding visually similar images when you define the master image. If you click on “similar images” link under a car image, which was photographed at a certain angle, you’ll get similar car photos at the similar angles. When similarity decreases, you’ll start to see unrelated or not that similar images.

    How does it work?

    1. Go to http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
    2. Type anything and search it.
    3. In the results page, click on “Similar Images” link at the bottom of the thumbnail you want to get the similar result of.

    Go and give it a try. Infact there are more things happening inside of the google, but these are just what we can see right now. It’s hard to beat the google even if they make mistakes in business world; because they have incredible amount of data related to everything… ( becareful about your privacy )


    Here is the video from google related to “Similar Images”:

  • Google’s canonical tag experience report

    Posted on April 2nd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Google has started a new standard with other companies like microsoft and yahoo for helping to determine content quality or similarity with a new unofficial html <link> parameter “canonical”. This is not fresh news! In this post, i want to share my experience with “canonical”. I’ll tell about how duplicates are decreased and significance of the pages increased quickly!

    I was developing a new customer-to-customer e-commerce project. Before that, i was working on a very big (huge traffic and search engine index = approx. 18 million+) blog service. ( in the top 10 of my country according to the alexa )

    While i was working on the e-commerce project, google announced “canonical” thing. By clicking here you can see my question to google related to this new release on that day. (Answer is in Maile Ohye’s response, you can see it here)

    People were talking about duplicate content and it’s penalty result. I’ve read lots of documents related to this from google and other people’s experiences. THERE IS NO SUCH THING.

    Ok.. There is something almost like that.. but not exactly. I am not a google engineer but i can guess ( even i could test and did ) it. Even people in my company was not understanding that, they were just looking straight ahead and telling that “OH! NO! Penalty! That can’t be used! If you do it, i’ll cry and i’ll want milk with some baby biscuits.”. They aren’t bad people. But on this topic, almost everyone produces their own theory. But theory gets end when you prove it… So… ACTA non VERBA!

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