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Quikthinking Software Blog
  • 0 Inventor Granville Woods Creates Remarkable Technology

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 02/08/2019

    Inventor Granville T. Woods was extremely creative accumulating 45 patents between 1884 - 1907.  In addition to the steam boiler furnace (his first patent in 1884), Woods has patents for telephone/telegraph technology, brake systems for railways, and battery technology.    Woods is one of the buried inventors missing in action from most American history books. Two free mobile apps celebrate the inventive men and women who used brain power to dream up solutions to common problems. For the basics, download Black History Inventors from Google Play. More advanced is Black History Inventors Quiz. This version is bundled with two games along with a sketching app allowing you to draw your own brilliant ideas. Both of these apps are very popular. Discover the African American visionaries who helped lead innovation.

  • 0 Black History Quotes Express App for iPhone Sneak Peak

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 01/28/2019

    Black History Quotes Express app for iPhone and iPad is wrapping up. Here's a sneak peak of just a couple of screens on an iPhone. We expect to release this brand new version in the first or second week of February, 2019. You'll get thousands of quotes to enjoy and share for inspiration, instruction, reflection, and empowerment. The Black History Quotes Express App for Android has been available since mid-2018. February 19, 2019 Update: Black History Quotes Express for iPhone and iPad version is now in the App Store.      

  • 0 16 Apps That Celebrate Your Favorites

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 12/31/2018

    Quizzes, quotes, games, emojis, and honest history that is not marginalized. These are your favorite choices in order rounding out the top 16 apps of 2018 from Quikthinking Software. Each title is identified in full below the collage of app images... Touch each title below for more: Black History Inventors Black History Quiz Black History People Black History Audio Book I Black History Inventors Quiz Black History Audio Book II Black History Quotes Express Black History Museums Thanksgiving Match 3 Game Pizza Burger Crush Game R&B Music Quiz Soul Black History Express Hip Hop Fingers Game AAeMojis Black History Audio Book III Banana Bear Shuffle Game Thank you for your support and all the best in 2019!

  • 0 New African American Emojis for Texting are AAeMojis

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 10/05/2018

    Eight new African American Emojis nicknamed AAeMojis for Android have been added to our entertainment app. There are now 110 emojis in the collection, with an iPhone/iPad version on the way. It is super easy to use them for texting or on Facebook personal pages (in comments). Discover more and download AAeMojis.

  • 0 How To Use African American Emojis for Android Text Messaging Updated

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 09/26/2018

    How To Use African American Emojis for Android Text Messaging. By popular demand this video includes an update about using the emojis with Facebook. Yes, we are finishing up a new version of the AAeMojis for iPhone. We hope to release it as soon as possible. Here's more info on how to get the AAeMojis app Android version right now.   

  • 0 How To Use African American Emojis for Android Text Messaging

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 09/22/2018

    Developer Hugh Smith   African American emojis for Android text messaging are in high demand. In May of 2018, we released the AAeMojis app with little fanfare. We've been adding both new emojis and animated GIFs to the collection almost every month since. We've commissioned our artist to develop another 6 emojis to bring the collection up to 108 stickers in early October, 2018. Watch this video to see how easy it is to text using the AAeMojis. I explain how to do it using an Android phone, texting to an iPhone. Right now, AAeMojis is an Android only app. After the video, discover more about AAeMojis - African American emojis for Android.  

  • 0 How We Create Apps

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    • by Hugh Smith
    • 09/01/2018

    The process of creating an app can be a lot of fun. A team can collaborate. One developer can do it all. We've had team members help, and we've done some apps solo. Here's a log of the Emoji Game QuikMoji. You can see at the bottom of the log that this was not the original name of the game. The two original name candidates are written at the bottom of the log. As games go, this one took just shy of one month (May 24, 2017 - June 22, 2017). Twenty-nine days from inspiration to completion. My daily log indicates what was done, what needed to be fixed, and what needed to be improved. We never release any apps with known bugs. What does it take to create an app? Knowledge of a programming language or a template building system Dedication to finish the project The mindset to get your project into the hands of users The aptitude to acknowledge that perfection comes with experience Just release the app and improve it, don't procrastinate These are our 5 tips for success!

  • 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

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    • 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. 

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