I'm tinkering with two apps, they are not released to public yet.
Mom Words Jungle: Android Word Game
Wolf Kutaa: Android Choose Your Own Reading Adventure
What about SEO?
SEO is a very broad term. To different people it means different things - different types of work. For example, I can create a fully custom website that is completely "SEO Optimized" and then I'm done. Next, your marketing firm will take all of your business's best key words, figure out what key words are being used by your competitors, and advise you to hire them ongoing to create content, whether that content is on Facebook, on a blog, or some other option, and use those key words to "SEO Market" your site by posting content in the places deemed best for your type of company. At this point, your developer could be out of the loop, and your marketing and sales team is kicked into gear to manage all of this SEO marketing work. SEO might also entail a sales or marketing manager on your own team that runs all kinds of reports, both on your own site and social media outlets, and on your competitors to see what they do to further their own SEO ventures. This investigative reporting takes many hours and requires some deep understanding of how to interpret the data.
If you are looking for a developer to do both "SEO Optimization" and "SEO Marketing", you have to consider their career path. Does the developer want to have a split focus, or do they want to have strictly a code development career? Many years ago, I had been in a position of being a developer for an ongoing client who simply ran out of development work and so my boss converted me to SEO Marketing full time. After a year I realized that I had completely changed my career path and I wasn't happy at all. I converted my little self right back to coding and allowed him to hire someone else to do his SEO Marketing because it was best for both of us. That meant losing my job, but it was worth it. I love coding, it is my passion. SEO Marketing is fine, I do many varied tasks inside a week, but SEO Marketing 40 hours a week for a year? Not for me any longer.
SEO Marketing strategies have changed greatly over the years as well. The developer can and should be of help in finding an approach that best suits your particular business, and can be of help in finding an honest SEO Marketing team, but I'd let those firms that focus on SEO Marketing full time be the professionals that they are and do this type of work. It really has become a full time gig on its own. If you are a small company that expects one developer to set up and manage your server, take charge of in-house printers and other physical machines, code the entire web site, and SEO Market for you, you will be burning through people. One or more of these areas will suffer because your employee is stretched too thin. Play to the strengths of your people, and your team will thrive. Your business is your team.
May 2018 code work update:
Created a module this month that uploads a 6 tabbed Excel spreadsheet, importing it to an on-line database, and then displays the tabbed spreadsheet data on a page just like the original, indexing that data so that the web site recognizes email addresses, phone numbers, and names, imports the contacts to respective existing user and company database tables, and allows searching on the data. Feels great to watch it work as I import hundreds of such documents. Happy Coder here!
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