Monthly Archives: December 2017

Gateway To MAST (for ACS PUMS) is now on the Amazon Appstore

This morning Gateway To MAST went live on the Amazon Appstore. Gateway To MAST allows the user to create custom tabulations of ACS PUMS data. It links the households to the individuals so you can mix household and person level dimensions and volumes in your tabulation. It has the following features:

  • Up to 8 volumes (can be a mix of Household and Person level)
  • Up to 8 dimensions (can be a mix of Household and Person level)
  • Unlimited geographies can be specified (down to the PUMA level)
  • Can recode volumes to make them into dimensions
  • Creates 1 or 2 level tabulations (Person level, Household level, or both)
  • Both the app and the tabulations are free
  • Gateway To MAST is of course still available in the Google Play Store for those with Android tablets and phones, but now Kindle Fire users can access it also. At this time only the 2014 PUMS is available, but if you want more than a couple of dimensions, this is still probably your best option. I’ll post a notice when more current data is implemented.

    Bible Annotator: Free Trial and Amazon News

    There are now 4 different varieties of Bible Annotator.
    1. Full Version on the Google Play Store
    2. Free 30 Day Trial on Google Play Store
    3. Full Version on Amazon Appstore
    4. Free 30 Day Trial on Amazon Appstore

    The difference between the “Full” and “30 Day Free Trial” is that the 30 day trial does not allow data import. Other than that, it does everything that the full version does for 30 days. After the 30 days is up, it still works as an offline KJV Bible reader, with all your annotations intact and usable. However, after the 30 days is up, you cannot make any new annotations. If you want to continue making annotations at that point, all you need to do is buy the full version, export your data from the trial version, and import it into the full version (that way you will have all your annotations from the trial period stored in your full version).

    The difference between the Google Play and Amazon versions is one penny for the full version (no difference for the free trial). I wanted to charge $3.00 for both versions. Amazon was OK with that, so their version is $3.00. Google play won’t let me charge $3.00 – when I set the price to $3.00, they change it to $2.99. Hence the penny difference.

    To get a pretty good idea what Bible Annotator does (and how to use it), watch this video. After the video was made, I also added data export/import capabilities, as described elsewhere in this blog.