• 0 Why App Developers Say Anyone Can Do It

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 07/31/2018

    About a couple of years ago I received the following email on a Saturday night from Ezell who wrote: "I am looking to get into the industry and like you focused on African American games. How have you found the industry has it been lucrative?" Here was my exact answer: "Hello Ezell. The app industry is extremely hyper competitive so you have to know what you are doing. Lucrative income was not my primary motivation for creating apps. I will tell you that out of 20 apps we have released 4 of the top 5 money makers do have African American themes or images however some have cross-over appeal beyond the black market. Not all of our apps have African American themes. Focus on research. Study the market. Release high quality products." I wonder how Ezell is doing now and if a decision was made to take the first step by moving forward. You just have to do it and make a move without fear to accomplish what you want. Here's a tweet along with a link to an article I shared that is relevant to the theme of Ezell's question. "Anyone can do it," making apps that is, but you have to believe in yourself first!   How to make a video game @Clickteam @Basic4Android. Read why these developers interviewed by the BBC say 'anyone can do it' https://t.co/RThLHQmGhk — Quikthinking (@Quikthinking) July 31, 2018

  • 0 AAeMojis Update

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 07/12/2018

    We've just added a bunch of new animated gifs to the AAeMojis app. Check out the quick video...

  • 0 The Power of Positive Thinking

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 06/18/2018

    As the picture and meme below suggest, sometimes you just can't place a value on intangibles. That's why you'll quickly discover in our next app how the power of the individual can be harnessed through the process of positive thinking. Our second 'Express' app is coming soon to join Black History Express for a powerful one - two combination. You'll want to download both. Grab Black History Express right now.

  • 0 What Do You See?

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 06/12/2018

    Expand your mind for a moment. What do you see? A drinking cup shaped like a weird goblet? If you guessed a new app, you've got it right because you can see the faces. Coming soon in just a couple of weeks or less!

  • 0 AAeMojis App Review

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    • by Andy Malavevi
    • 05/03/2018

    Here's what Android app expert Andy Malavevi had to say writing about our AAeMojis app that you can download now. Note we do include a couple of animated gifs in this first release. More are coming - Hugh Smith "The app works very well. The emojis are very unique. But I would suggest you also add more emojis as possible as this will make the app even more valuable. What I consider a must in your app is to add even more African American Animated Gif emojis this will also make the app more professional."  

  • 0 AAeMojis App Launch Party

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 05/01/2018

    You are having fun with your friends texting back and forth. Inserting the right visual illustration representing your exact feeling is frustrating because the emojis you are using are bland, dull, and dated. Clicking on over into the Google Play app store, you start searching for emojis that can represent you with some class. You try a few of the freebie apps that are a joke. Some of them are embarrassingly bad. Some of them claim that they are free, but then they try to charge you multiple times for grabbing a few more desirable characters from their stash. You find AAeMojis in the store and download all 100 of the gang. Now you are really ready for a texting and social media jam. Below are just a few of the AAeMojis who squeezed into their launch party selfie on April 30, 2018. Tell your friends about them. Read more about the AAeMojis App so you can get yours.    Who is behind that mask?  

  • 0 AAeMojis App

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 04/26/2018

    In May of 2017, we created an emoji game that was a lot of fun to create and play. QuikMoji was released in June 2017 to the Google Play Store. We've held back on offering to you the individual emojis until now. There are over 10,000 Android devices so it is difficult to create an emoji app that works successfully across the board. If your device does not have a button to switch back and forth from the standard QWERTY (ABC) keyboard to the emoji keyboard then you'll probably be very unhappy. Many devices do not have this kind of button. We needed to come up with a solution that gets around this limitation so we took our time to work out the details. The new app is called AAeMojis (not the full name). It's completely finished and tested. Look for the Android version very soon! 

  • 0 20 Years of African American History Apps

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/19/2018

    With an interest in the subject material since high school, I pitched the theme to my adviser as a capstone project during graduate school. He said no to the idea, but I went ahead anyway to create and complete the digital reference you'll discover more about in the video below. We knew this project would have value. App research was done between 1993 - 1998. After 5 years, Empower Encyclopedia CD-ROM  was completed in the spring of 1998. A little bit more background about us. Quikthinking Software was registered as a trade name in 1989, a year after we graduated from college. We released our first non-history business app in 1993. The venue in the featured video: the America's Center, St. Louis for the 7th Annual Missouri Black Expo in August, 1998. I programmed Empower Encyclopedia for Windows using the Visual Basic language/software development kit. We pulled the CD-ROM off the market in 2005, as cell phone app excitement was really beginning to pick up speed in the market place. Today, a significant portion of Empower Encyclopedia lives online at BlackHistoryPeople.com and in some of our Android and IOS apps. In 2018, we celebrate 20 Years of African American History App publishing. 

  • 0 App Feedback

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/01/2018

    We always love your feedback and answer your comments about all of our apps whether it's here, on Facebook, on Twitter, or in one of the app stores. Thank you for evaluating two of our most popular titles. Here's how it looks in just one of the app stores on March 1, 2018.

  • 0 6 great apps to try this week for Black History Month

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 02/12/2018

    6 great apps to try this week for Black History Month. Free to download. Here are some 5 star user reviews... 1) Black History Audio Book - Way Up says this app is  "Enlightening" 2) Black History Audio Book II - Darlene Moore shares her enthusiasm: "let it shine" 3) Black History People - Uhuru Sawyers sums up her thoughts: "Really deep and the truth" 4) Black History Quiz for iPhone - brand new (be the first to review it!)     Black History Quiz for Android - Vickie Harvey says "Helps you keep up with history" 5) Black History Inventors - Bartell Keithley echoes "This app is inspiring to me" 6) Black History Inventors Quiz - Tina Butterfly's comment: "Excellent"

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