Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The first is as you know we are releasing First Job app for Android.
We have not finalized the date but internal testing will begin tonight on a potential release version. When that version passes I will upload it, or a variant of it, as the final Preview Version.
This Preview will be totally different from the current one as it will have: the final changed layout, Features, and more added to it. The reason it will be different also is that we uploaded the production prototype versions first to show you the idea, and the next one will be the internal Alpha we are happy with for release.
The second thing is that we will be launching the website January 1st.
We are working hard to get the site ready for a January 1st launch. We will have videos, forum, blog, app info, and more for you to tell us what you want added. And YES we will be answering you.
The third bit of news is that we are almost done with 2 more apps and will be announcing them soon!
There is more to come but we will post that in the next few weeks
In closing we would like to know what input you have, comments, and more so please leave comments. Also we want to know what security questions you would like added as the password recovery.
EG. "What was your first pets name?"
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Main new thing is that there is a new top menu system, and the other is the addition of a kickstarter button. Please check it out!
Also there will be more big JCWGC news coming soon so be sure to check back.
Big things are coming at the end of December, and in January.
If you want to have advanced notice, and a chance to be apart of the upcoming events leave a comment on this post.
We will be holding contests, and more soon.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Hey everyone just wanted to do a quick update and say that the First Job Preview2 should be up tomorrow. We tried over the weekend but didn't have enough time to work on it. For now here is the first one please check it out its free https://t.co/ysiwWYc4
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thanks and hope you contribute, and help someone get that much needed job!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Also go to the First Job campain we have going on it will help others and help us with getting back to full speed! http://www.indiegogo.com/jcwc-first-job
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
So go over to http://www.squidoo.com/the-decline-of-web-development and check it out. While you're there don't forget to share it with the links on the left.
Regular blog post coming soon we're looking for the right program to review.
Til next time Jersey
Here is the link please contribute at: http://www.indiegogo.com/jcwc-first-job?a=1631159
Thank You Jersey
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Before you leave this post just think about this. How many times have you been filling out an application and forget important details like: Last names, Phone Numbers (Including ones that have changed), Address', Reference details, and more?? Especially if it's been years
That is what this app is for, times when you're filling out apps, and having to sit there and remember all that stuff. It takes up time, doesn't look good, and is frustrating. I've been there time and time again. So what we've made is an app that runs on Android. With it you can store details as you remember them. Then the next time you fill out a job app just use "First Job" to view all of the details in one easy, simple, location.
With your help we can deliver this FREE app to those who need it most. Those looking for a job in this economy!
Go here to help: JCW&C's Indiegogo campaign (Paypal coming soon)
Go here to see the Youtube premiere video: "First Job" First View Video (Sound Coming Soon)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Now I want to start by saying that this is not going to be a rant. I am not here to complain I am just saying what I think has happened and the effects it's having on us the last 10 years.
Back when I started on computers in 1999 the web wasn't completely new, but it was still basic. (next post on that though), and computers were still high.
The average computer was a Pentium, and most cpu's I worked with were still 386, 486, with a few newer Pentiums. It wasn't cheap to buy one or even build one for that matter. Not that it wasn't reasonable as it was the best at it's time just like today is. It's just that overall to get a computer then just the tower was around $800-$900 for a hp 900mhz. Look at bestbuy.com and you can get a decent one for $300 and a high end home user's for $600. a $300-$600 difference right off the bat.
Then there are laptops. Back around 2000 they were high real high around $1,200+ high. Still best of it's time, but look up the specs then and now. They were really just to get some work done on the go and you had to be fast, or you'd go dead before you were done. Really they didn't do much. To use just about anything you needed a card. Remember PCMIA lol, although it was a good technology considering we didn't have USB. Now though you can get a top of the line gaming, production, etc. that rivals desktops for that price. Everyday users can get a work/school laptop for as little as $300-$400.
The reason I say this is that I understand why computer shops are falling left and right. I wish they weren't I'm passionate about what I do. There was a lot of hours, training/learning, skill, and more people in my field have gone through, that is now almost void and useless other then in a corporate I.T. environment.
Still if you were the everyday user would you now want to pay and wait for a custom computer to be built, or repair one, when you can spend $800 for a complete package and have it from the store in 30 minutes? I haven't even mentioned the All-In-One packages. Now me I still prefer to build mine. There are advantages to it, and I still get requests now and then. But the problem with that is: 1 it's too far and few to survive on. and 2 It's tech savvy people, or gamers that know what they want and need.
In closing I'm glad prices have fallen. It does make it easier and cheaper to have one. Other advantages are that with the prices more people own one, giving way to new services, and products. (Such as Android which JCWC has moved more towards) plus gaming picked up, computer/intellegent based products are cheaper, and much more. But I still miss the days of tearing one apart and diagnosing it. Plus that the resell value on one was high enough it was worth selling it.
Until next time "The Decline of Web Development" Thanks "Jersey"
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I had been doing repair, and development since 1999 when it was a big business. Launching some websites as early as 16. After high school I got some jobs in I.T. and Networking as a help desk, and also in local shops, but I wasn't getting very far and it wasn't mine. After the last shop I decided to go out on my own.
Because of the state of the economy, and a small town, I had a hard time getting started, even with some development and repair jobs coming in, and the first year we went under $3,000. The website which had traffic is temporarily offline at the moment. We are redesigning for all aspects. (See Below)
As I was told yesterday when talking to someone, 98% of all businesses fail. Now I'm not trying to discourage people, I didn't give up as you see. I just realized that my formula was wrong. I settled on a real job while I went back to the drawing board.
Late 2009, early 2010 I decided to jump on board the Android wagon. My first project I decided JCWC was going to do was a children's game. That idea turned into a 3 game series that has been turned over to HisInstrument Gaming Studios and added to the "Jimmy Series".(More on that in a later post) Before that game was turned over it got me thinking and learning new skills. While working real jobs, I was working on JCWC more and more. I was still yearning for that freedom, that creativity, that ownership.
Jump ahead to 2011. I started getting more into Android and less on the rest of JCWC's services. I got a new job and a co-worker and I wanted more then we had so we talked about a partnership. Long story, but in the end a partnership is not for me. No apps we discussed as doing together have been made more then a prototype though.
The thing I did get out of it is that I was passionate about my field, and went into development full blown making apps for local businesses, and brainstorming for my own launches. The result was around 11 apps and games are currently in development. That also started a new plan for JCWC as we were moving to a full blown studio.
So in September 2012 I was conflicted with the JCWC brand which has some recognition and everything is filed as, and whether to change it to a more fitting title like Jersey Customs Game Studios. I like that name but I don't want to change it that drastically. Looking around I realized how many studios divide their teams so I though Jersey Customs Game Creations. It fit, as I was still "creating" games and they were creative. So I was trying to make up my mind on whether to even change it when demand for JCWC's original services picked up. Thus the result is I'm splitting JCWC into two divisions.
Jersey Customs Web Creation - Will now be for the following:
Web Solutions - Development, Design, Management/Updating, etc.
Network Solutions - Commercial, Setup, Tech Support, etc.
Repair Solutions - Computer: Home, Commercial, In-Store, Tech Support, etc.
Phone Solutions - Android: Updates, Repair, Bricked, Recovery, etc.
Video Solutions -
Graphic Services -
Programing Solutions -
Whatever Else Is Needed
Jersey Customs Game Creations - Will Now Be For The Following:
* = adding on - ? = by demand
Apps - Android, Chrome, iOS*, Nook?, Kindle?
Handheld Systems - Android, iOS*, (Vita?, DS?, are TBD)
PC - Chrome, Windows*
Console - May add downloadable games (TBD)
Whatever Else Is Needed
In Closing JCWC & JCGC sites are coming. Apps, and Games are on the way. and I will be doing a new post every few days.
Next Post: "The decline of computer shops"
Thanks and til next time, Jersey
Also check out my social feeds: (not completely finished but will be soon)
Google+: Okey. gplus.to/JerseyCustomsWebCreations