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Monday, 23rd May 2011 01:07 | 286 Comments
I got my hands on an Android phone awhile ago and decided that it was about time to get my hands back into Java programming, I haven't really touched it for a good 3-4 years so in an attempt to make the re-learning process that little bit more fun for myself I decided that it would be best to set myself a project on something that interests me and a little bit more cheekily based on some code that I've already done for this site, but a little bit more importantly something that I'll actually use.
Obviously as I'm posting up here it's Hello! Project
related app... well techincally it's not an app, it's a widget that'll happily sit on your home screen. It's a reworking of the video list at the top of the page and over at HelloStoreUSA
, it does however work in a different way.
The widget shows the latest video uploads from Morning Musume
, Berryz Koubou
and send you a notification when a new video has been uploaded and just a little tap of the widget will play the latest video for the particular unit. It's not the worlds most exciting widget, but it does mean that i won't miss any uploads and it also means that I get to have a nice little widget with the H!P girls on it XD
If you want to check out the widget have a look in the Android Market
and give it a little download :)
If you have any problems with it please let me know and I'll take a look, but fingers crossed it should just work.
If anyone has any ideas for any future Apps let me know as I'm keen to try and get some more H!P apps out there and if anyone wants to lend a hand again please get in touch, I am officially the worlds worst drawer so anyone who can would be useful ;)
TAGS [ App Berryz Hello!Project Japan Mano Erina Morning Musume PV S/mileage
Posted Monday, 23rd May 2011 01:07 | 16605 Reads | 5 Tweet Count | Leave a Comment
Sunday, 8th May 2011 14:07 | 302 Comments
We've only had the 9th Generation of Morning Musume
with us for 5 months, as a unit they're released just one single (with a 2nd one coming out next month) but, it looks like that soon we'll be seeing yet another generation of girls enter into the ranks of Morning Musume as today the announcement was made that the hunt is on for a 10th Generation girls to step up. Applicants are now being accepted at musume-audition.com
from today, with it closing on June 10th.
I'm guessing, like most people, when I read this news I was shocked. Obvioulsy the introduction of a 10th gen was going to happen sooner or later, but we've barely had enough time to get to know the 9th gen and now we're told that another lot of girls will be joining up. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, additions to the unit (and obviously the graduations of current members) has always been what has kept the unit interesting, but I am however slightly curious as the reasons behind all of this.
Obviously we have Aichan's
graduation coming up later this year, could this announcement be an indication that she might not be the only member to be graduating this year? The audition process is going to last a fair few months and I'd imagine we'd see the new members joining around the time that Ai graduates, so to lose another member would mean that the younger inexperienced 9th and 10th generations would dominate in numbers over the more experienced members, to be fair they'll do that anyway even if no one else graduates, but even if we presume that only one new member joins and one current member graduates, it would be a 3 to 5 ratio. As to whether that's a good or bad thing whose to say, fresh sounds, personalities and looks are always a good thing, but would something like that put too much work on the current older members?
And, not only that you've got the age gap. With the age restriction for the auditions being 10-17 it's going to bring the average age of the group down again and leave the likes of Gaki
and potentitally Mittsi
depending if they recruit from the lower end of the range looking slightly out of place? And, also one thing I'm sure I'd never be able to get my head around is having a Morning Musume with the majority of members being younger than those in Berryz
There's always the possibility that it's just a good business decision, at a time when the country is recovering from such disaster it's always good to have a distraction that people can get behind and enjoy.
No matter what the reason is behind this sudden announcement, one things for sure, it's something that will no doubt get us all talking and excitied and even if it does turn out that we'll be seeing someone else graduation in the near future, it's never really a bad thing, we all love it really.
TAGS [ Auditions Morning Musume
Posted Sunday, 8th May 2011 14:07 | 8913 Reads | 0 Tweet Count | Leave a Comment
Wednesday, 4th May 2011 12:13 | 249 Comments
Yesterday, the Japan Expo
in Paris updated their website with some more information about the surprise at h.NAOTO
's fashion show, that of the appearance of both Hangry and Angry
making an appearance.
As yet the only information that's been put out is that both Yossie
will be making an appearance at the main stage during the fashion show. There's no mention of whether they'll be any sort of performance/concert or signing with the girls (although h.NAOTO will be doing a signing) but I'm sure given some time and as the schedule for the event becomes available we'll be able to see what else the girls will be up to... as much as I can imagine h.NAOTO wanting them to coming along to help push the brand and get an interest in the fashion label, it seems a bit of a journey for them to just make an appearance at the fashion show? Even when Yossie made an appearance in LA she held a signing session, so fingers crossed at the very least we'll get another chance to go and say "Hi" and get something signed!
Hopefully, we'll see some sort of performance as I do really enjoy a good Hangry and Angry concert! And any reason to go and meet Yossie and Charmy again has to be a good one!
TAGS [ Hangry and Angry Rika Yossie
Posted Wednesday, 4th May 2011 12:13 | 14107 Reads | 2 Tweet Count | Leave a Comment