I spent a couple hours today figuring out how to sign and release my first Android Market – yes I know it is now called “Play!” – app. I have written quite a few Android apps over the last two years, but, oddly, none that I have personally published. So, here is my debut with a very simple app.
When I realized I was performing the same simple calculations over and over I decided I needed an app to handle that for me. Hence Real Deal was born. The app is very simple, but has some potential.
The app uses the following metrics:
- After Repair Value – the value of the property if it was “squeaky clean” and “brand new”.
- Repair Estimate – a spinner of potential repair values. The spinner’s lack of precision is intentional. Select the number that your estimated repair costs fit within. For example, if you think there are about $16,000 of needed repairs, select $25,000. If it costs less, great!
- Target Position – what ratio of investment to value do you want to be at when done with the project. By default it is set to 65%. Generally if you are only 65% into a property, you should have no issues selling it quickly.