Wednesday, May 24, 2006

WizBit's history

Whoah! So I have this idea of creating a BitTorrent client for my phone, as none exist at the moment. I start doing this for my final year university project. It's a lot of work but I'm learning lots and it's quite fun, although quite difficult.

Suddenly the final report deadline gets really close. I need to write thousands of words for a write-up, including the testing for the program. To test the program it has to at least work a bit. I code like a monkey (google for that song, it's good). I code some more. Then I think: hmmmmm.

During that thought I decide to create a small page about my program (now called "WizBit", as I couldn't think of a better name) on my GooglePages page. This is for "distribution" as my report puts it. Even though the code isn't finished I decide to advertise the site in an IRC channel.

People tell friends, some friends have lots of friends, friends tell friends, people google for "s60 bittorrent", people blog: WizBit becomes almost famous. It's exciting but almost scary. So many people now know about WizBit!

I have to give a demonstration the day after my last exam (7th June, silly timetabling), which means by then it should have basic functionality. That's quite a lot of coding in not a lot of time.

After the 7th I'll probably chillax for a bit, then try to get WizBit working really well over the Summer. I'll release what I've done under the GPL so after the 7th people will be able to help if they want. It's really amazing to create something that lots of people really want. I really hope I can get it working all properly.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!

what about your gorgeous project?? much time's passed..

9:37 am, July 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I have a fundamental question for you, "how are you managing mobile-mobile data transfer using IP?" I would greatly appreciate your response in this regard.

Thanks

3:22 pm, August 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi mate,

how wizbit is going ?
di you opensource it ?
did you put it on sourceforge to bring some other developper ?

i am looking forward to feed my E70 with wizbit ;-)

4:49 am, September 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi david,

what's the status? are you still working on wizbit's?
it would be very interesting to get an update of your work!
this programm would change a lot...

regards from germany!

7:14 pm, April 06, 2007  
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