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There isn't a whole lot I can critique on this piece, as technically, it's stunning. Black and white works really well and you can see ...

This critique stems from the fact that my eyesight isn't perfect so this will be why I will see things differently from others. Overall...

This looks really good, and has that "enzudesign" feel which has become your identity. The battery charging screen looks really good (a...

This is a simply fantastic piece! I get the feeling that, even though the street is nearly empty, it is alive and kicking with hundreds...


Doctor Death by Grayda Doctor Death :icongrayda:Grayda 24 8 The 365 Day Challenge - Day 34 by Grayda The 365 Day Challenge - Day 34 :icongrayda:Grayda 2 0 The 365 Day Challenge - Day 22 by Grayda The 365 Day Challenge - Day 22 :icongrayda:Grayda 1 9 Heaven and Hell by jay-peg Heaven and Hell :iconjay-peg:jay-peg 20,479 1,718 -because we share life- by fangedfem -because we share life- :iconfangedfem:fangedfem 82,942 15,720


I'm writing a mobile app using Cordova / Ionic. Building for Android was stupidly simple, as I could build on any of the machines I have, there was one command to test on a real device (and if I needed an Android device, I could buy one for ~$50), a one-off fee of $25 to Google for a developer license and push notifications were incredibly simple to implement (just make a new project in Google Cloud and an API key. API key to Ionic, project number to your app)

iOS is a different beast. For something like push notifications, you have to generate two certificates (one for development, one for production), import them into your Mac, export them as P12 files, give those files to Ionic and hope for the best. If you want to get it into the app store, you have to pay $149 AUD a year, PLUS the cost of buying a Mac ($1000+ if you buy new, $400ish if you buy a second hand Mac. I got a 2009 Mac for $170. You can't build an app without a Mac, seriously) PLUS an iPhone or iPad if you want to test on a real device.

Then on top of all that, Apple has to approve the app, and they literally get rejected for bullshit reasons (I speak from second hand experience, where I witnessed a Sydney-based company get their app rejected due to not sending a video of the app in action to Apple, and when it DID get approved, it was for limited beta testing only)

Apple needs to take a lesson from Google. I'm almost tempted to just not build an iOS version, or release it at a later date, but that's a fair chunk of the market right there.

TL;DR: I'm writing an app. Android makes it easy, Apple costs a fortune and is way too complex.
Why can't you be like other video players?

I go to YouTube and watch some videos, and they remember what volume I set the previous video to, because they make that volume the default on the next video I watch.

Then I go to Vimeo and watch a video. I set the volume, go to the next video (or even a Vimeo video embedded on a website) and hey presto, there's my volume setting.

Then I head over to dailymotion for some reason, and oh, what's this? My volume settings are remembered too. How 'bout that?

Now I head back to your site and visit a page I've liked. I check out the latest video submissions and notice something..

Every single time, you set my volume back to 100%. Every time. The range of videos go from quiet traffic, to roaring wind and a truck hurtling down the freeway doing 100km/h, and I have to constantly lean over and readjust the volume on my speakers, not knowing if the next video is going to melt my face clean off or not.

You've been around longer than YouTube, and yet you still can't get video right. I don't know when you first started showing videos, but I think longer than 5 years, so you think you'd know better, yeah?
It's that time of year where I submit a journal. So, this is it. Hi!



D. Gray
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I am David Gray. Photographer, website designer and graphic artist. I also like consuming lighbulbs.



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birthdays Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014

:woohoo: :iconcakelickplz: :iconballoonsplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconballoonsplz2: :iconcakelickplz: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologise that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome birthday on July 8th, with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
KagomeResurrected Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
How's life? :D
Grayda Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Didn't even realise you were still on dA! Life is good, wife is good, cat is good, work is good too. How 'bout you and yours?
KagomeResurrected Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Things are good! You're rarely on FB, which i understand, but it'd make it easier to see how things are :P

OMG, we're like ADULTS now.
Grayda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I still read lots of stuff on Facebook, but don't actually post. Part of my plan to get away from the site due to privacy issues I have with them.

I know! I was just sitting at my desk the other day, thinking that I've been at my current job for 6 and a half years, and that I've been with Holly for even longer than that. It's also strange to think that in 3 years, I'll be 30. But I counteract that feeling by watching Adventure Time..
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kparks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
A very late Thank You for the Watch! :-)
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birthdays Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's July 8th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :la:
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