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My Firefox Extension Is Actually Being Used, and I Think That's Really Cool.

Jack Harner πŸš€
I'm Jack! I'm a Freelance Developer. I have experience with WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, React, Linux Admin, & More! Ask Me Anything!!
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When I first started getting into programming and web development, I was mostly pursuing it for the high salary (still working on this though, if you're hiring, hit me up!) and the joy of problem solving. However, the more work I do the more I realize I actually just love creating things that people actually use and enjoy.

Material Color Picker

I created a Material Design Color Palette Firefox Extension, mostly because I'm lazy and was tired of having to Google every time I needed a specific color code.

It started off as a Chrome Extension because I was primarily using Chrome at the time. Then halfway through development, I made the decision to switch to Firefox (Firefox Quantum had just come out and Chrome was really killing my old laptop).

I finished development and wanted to not have to install it as a temporary add-on through Firefox on every computer, so I loaded it up in Mozilla's Add-On Directory. A few minutes later it was approved and...

People Are Actually Using It!

Stats From Firefox

21 Daily Users isn't much, but it's more than 0 and I'm damn proud of those 21. I'm sure at some point Dev.to only had 21 Daily Users, and look at it now! Just keep making stuff. Who knows who might end up enjoying your stuff.

Edit: I hadn't checked my stats on the Google version in a minute, but I'm up to 750 Current Users!!

Google Stats

I guess I need to get around to porting that update back to Chrome. Coming Soon :D

I Love Making Things That People Enjoy.

Why do you do what you do? Looking to better the world? Pad your bank account? Something sinister? I'd love to hear it, Let's chat!

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Wajahat Karim πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°

Congrats man. That's awesome. πŸ‘
I still remember when I open sourced my first Android library, EasyFlipView. I said to my friend that even if 1 user adds this in his/her app, I will be on cloud 9. And after about 1.5 years, its been downloaded for more than 16000 times globally and that's huge for me.

wajahatkarim3 / EasyFlipView

πŸ’³ A quick and easy flip view through which you can create views with two sides like credit cards, poker cards etc.

πŸ’³ EasyFlipView

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A quick and easy flip view through which you can create views with two sides like credit cards, poker cards etc.

βœ”οΈ Changelog

Changes exist in the releases tab.

πŸ’» Installation

Add this in your app's build.gradle file:

dependencies {
  implementation 'com.wajahatkarim3.EasyFlipView:EasyFlipView:2.1.0'
}

Or add EasyFlipView as a new dependency inside your pom.xml

<dependency&gt
  <groupId>com.wajahatkarim3.EasyFlipView</groupId&gt
  <artifactId>EasyFlipView</artifactId&gt
  <version>2.1.0</version>
  <type>pom</type> 
</dependency>

❔ Usage

XML

EasyFlipView In XML layouts("Vertical")

<com.wajahatkarim3.easyflipview.EasyFlipView
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    app:flipOnTouch="true"
    app:flipEnabled="true"
    app:flipDuration="400"
    app:flipType="vertical"
    app:flipFrom="front"
    &gt
    <!-- Back Layout Goes Here -->
    <include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_back"/>
        
    <!-- Front Layout Goes Here -->
    <include layout="@layout/flash_card_layout_front"/>
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Jack Harner πŸš€ Author

I'm still just blown away, like... People are actually using something that I made? It's crazy. I can't wait to see how 16000 downloads feel.

I'd like to get into mobile development. I've got some game ideas that I think people would enjoy.

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Mattia Astorino

It’a like drug. You will want more and more.

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Hunter Drum

Actually it is, a chemical called dopamine gets released and causes us to become more and more addicted to it.

theguardian.com/technology/2018/ma...

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Hunter Drum

Congrats!

I felt the exact same when my first Android app got 100 downloads in a week! There's nothing like creating something that people use

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xelaflash

You just gain one more user πŸ‘.
This is a very convenient extension.

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Jack Harner πŸš€ Author

Oh my god. Thank you so much! I'm glad it's helpful for you.

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Beautus S Gumede

I'm using it on Chrome and i love it. Thanks for the great tool. Its been very helpful with my development

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Jack Harner πŸš€ Author

Wow. Thank you so much. I'm really glad it's helped you!