Finally getting settled into a new apartment in the same city as the job that pays the bills. It wasn't until I got my desk set up within view of the TV (last Friday) that I started working on A:M related things and re-orienting with the Android app.
Came up with the basic idea for the app just this afternoon after work. A way to utilize what has already been developed and only need to make minor changes. So here it is:
Remember The Gong Show?
'nuff said? Sure!
...Oh, how I wanted to swing that [what would you call it?... stick?] into the gong someday. Now! With the latest technology, one can "gong" a persons hard work on their phone, from anywhere! And tell them it stinks with a single touch! Then move on to the next act.
Can't use "The Gong Show" though as that would be ripping off another name. Would have to come up with another name. Then get a website with the real McCoy dot.com, but with all of the cybersquatters (scumbags) or, I'm sorry, "Domain Investors" (scumbags), it's sometimes hard to find a decent domain name without looking at a $10,000+/- price tag just for the domain that is taken for the sole purpose of hanging a for sale sign on it. Go [explicative] yourself, or as Warren Sapp said, "I pay them no mind". So monoboom, starplayer, or stardancer are just crap names but still utilizable on Google Play.
"Gonging" wouldn't ring a bell with a lot of people younger than myself today. But "bounce" is still a term that is recognized. So, hmmm? One wouldn't utter Gong Show without first saying The, so a basketballer's website shouldn't conflict. And the host could eventually bounce in. The host could be Bouncay! just thought of that. "Be a bouncer" ie. judge of work presented. Etc., etc., etc. So until I come up with a better name. But you haven't figured out the name just yet. Well it was the best available website name, and totally not important to the cause . Beavis giggling and saying "Boing!" is more appealing I'll admit. But, whatever. You touch the button and the sequence of images that tosses the act out runs and the next one plays, waiting for a rating, hopefully.
An act [next big area to develop/figure out] would consist of a folder on the ftp site containing sprite sheets and a sound file to be played in the app. So, to be an "act" that's all you need.
Google's suggestion to my previous submittal was to optimize it for tablets. Hence, higher resolution images directed to bigger screens. And figuring all that out. But it's still just the same old sound and video, with the ability to choose whether or not to watch or listen concept.
There will need to be an act with a character with a paper bag on their head telling jokes. Just out of respect.