Thursday, September 25, 2014

We are still here, just busy.

It has been a busy summer here at Corgi Hat Development.  Real jobs have gotten busier or just plain changed.  This hasn't kept us from getting those pesky bugs fixed.

Behold our latest release, along with a history of fixes since the first release:

  • Version
    • Added due time and alerts
    • Fixed assorted bugs
  • Version
    • Added Payment History for Projects and Clients
    • Added image manipulation to rotate and flip pictures
  • Version
    • Updated some of the piece related layouts
    • Cleaned up some typos.
  • Version
    • Fixed a crash bug with Back from Work Assignment
    • Added Payment History for Projects and Clients
  • Version
    • First Production Release

Now, if you have problems, suggestions or just want to see your favorite idea in the application, just drop us a comment here.  We will get back to you.

Friday, May 23, 2014

CorgiHat Project Planner is LIVE!

We are proud to announce that the first release of the CorgiHat Project Planner is now available for download in the Google Play Store.  It has been a lot of work and a few late nights, but it is ready for use.

The CorgiHat Team is going to take a short break while we plan the next application in the CorgiHat suite, but we will be keeping an eye on the e-mail, so be sure to report any problems.  The development team will address them as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Beta 2 is now available

We have updated the beta release this evening to address issues raised during the testing today. We do listen to the feedback here. I hope you enjoy the new release.

Beta Test is go!

So, the first cut of the application is available now for our beta testers, and we're planning a full release by Friday! This is a really exciting development, and we can't wait until we can show our hard work to the world. :D

If you'd like to sign up to be part of the CorgiHat Beta, you can do so here: Beta Tester Sign-Up Please allow a few hours for your Google ID to be added, as we have to do manually add each group member.

Friday, April 11, 2014

User Experience Survey (phase 1)

Apologies for the extended radio silence. Here at CorgiHat we've both been very busy, but we're getting close to our efforts paying off! Very soon, we will have something to show everyone, and we want to make sure that we're on the right track.

In that spirit, we've launched our first User Experience Survey using a Google form. It's only a handful of questions, but it would mean a lot to us if you could take a few moments to fill it out!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

CorgiHat Goals

Hey there! I wanted to talk a little bit about your hosts and CorgiHat before we get this dev blog started in earnest.

To begin with, CorgiHat is a joint project between myself and my father. We decided to undertake this for several reasons: we both wanted to learn about Android application development, I wanted to learn more about product management, we both wanted to learn more about Java, we both wanted to work on something together that we could bond over, and I wanted an application to perform a specific function which I was unable to find.

My father brings more years of development experience in various languages to the table than I've been alive, whereas I have only been seriously in the IT field for the past few years. My job focuses on mobile application testing, whereas much of my father's experience has been developing PC or (more recently) web applications.

The ideas behind CorgiHat have grown, but our initial plan is to start small. We plan to deliver a product to the Play Store which will help artists, artisans, and craftsfolk manage and track customer information and orders for custom work. This is something that I've struggled with as an artist who travels to conventions to ply my trade, and, with Dad's help, we've come up with an exciting solution to this problem in the form of our Project Planner.

Project Planner is only the first step, however. The big picture includes several integrated applications to manage inventory of stock and materials, purchases, and more, all on the individual/small business scale. It's going to be a really exciting journey, and we're both happy that you'll be joining us on it!

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Corgi Hat Development is working on a suite of Android applications that work together to help independent artists, craftspersons, and small business folk. The initial offering will be a project tracker that will help coordinate the process of delivering contracted pieces.