Glyphy v2.1 – AdMob integration

Version 2.1 of Glyphy was released into the Google Play store on the 19/04/2016.

This version has AdMob integration enabled. This is my first attempt at monetising Glyphy.

Planned features for the future:

  • Download translated text as an image

A link to the app in the play store:

Recently transferred domain names

As of the 16th April 2016 I began the process of transferring my domain names from NamesCo to NameCheap.

The decision to move my domain names took about a year of deliberating as its not a cheap decision to make. Not only do you have to pay for the transfer into NameCheap, you have to pay for the transfer out of NamesCo.

The reason I decided to move from NamesCo is due to high prices, poor customer service, and no two factor authentication. I decided to transfer to NameCheap because they have reasonable prices, respectable customer service, and great two factor authentication.

Domain names transferred:


Laravel Spark released

Great news yesterday, 15th April 2016, Taylor Otwell released Laravel Spark. This was earlier than the earlier stated release date of the 19th.

Laravel is an MVC framework for PHP. Its relatively new when compared to other frameworks like Code Igniter. Laravel Spark, created by the same person who created Laravel, is a paid solution, and builds on top of Laravel to provide you a complete billing, teams, everything solution so you can get started and build a SASS app.

Glyphy v2.0

Glyphy version 2.0 was released on the app store this evening.

The app is now built on the ionic framework and uses Google material design concepts as a basis for user experience and design. I originally planned to redevelop the app using PhoneGap but after research decided to go with ionic due to the advanced build tools, documentation, and wide community.

The app has a completely new look and feel.


  • AdMob integration
  • download translated hieroglyphs as an image.

A link to the app in the play store:

New android app – Glyphy

I would like to introduce my android app which is now in the play store – Glyphy. Its a very simple to use hieroglyph translator. The premise is that you enter text you want to translate and it will translate it into hieroglyphs.

Updates I may or may not get round to include:

  • design overhaul
  • save translation to image
  • recode in phonegap for multi device purposes.

If you have any other ideas let me know.

A link to the app in the play store: