Posts Tagged ‘meta’

MTR: Turning the page

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Guys & Girls, all MTR readers – as you might have noticed, I haven’t been writing for MTR for a while already. So at this point, I would like to announce that I will no longer be able to write new articles for this blog any more.

MTR has been a successful project for me. I exchanged a lot of knowledge, found many friends all over the world and started my own cool Android project with a guy who I met here in this blog.

I am moving to a new exciting position in my company where I will need to keep focused on the higher level picture of IT trends, which includes the mobile world but is not limited to it. I am also highly devoted to my app, Su-Preme MPA, which is supposed to see its first full version released very soon. Thus, to avoid spreading myself too thin, I decided to cease my work on Mind The Robot.

However, this by no means should be the end of MTR itself!

First of all, I will keep the blog hosted and up and will try to answer your comments as often as I can.

Second, if you feel like writing an Android article for MTR, I will be happy to give you an account so you can post it. The blog currently has about 700-800 visits per day so your article will definitely be seen. Just contact me at

Again, thanks for all your feedback, your comments and everything.

Sincerely yours,
Ivan @ MTR

The Robot Is Back

Friday, November 12th, 2010


After few months of busy work in the underground laboratories, MTR is back again. As you can see, I have even installed a new theme which looks to me kinda less annoying and more effective in terms of content.

What I plan to do is, of course, to continue the series of articles on Android development so we can go on sharing our knowledge and experience. Many things have been changing in the Android world. Tablets are here today, and new versions of the platform are soon to come. Android is becoming a more and more widespread and seriously taken platform and at this point, there is no way back.

As for this blog, it is still going to be about useful content (at least content that I consider useful), not about promo articles or high traffic volumes. I am still very interested in general architecture topics, plus multimedia (especially audio) and, sure enough, your questions, issues and achievements.

Some of the topics that are coming up are:


I’m at JavaOne

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

I’m in San Francisco for the JavaOne conference.

If you want to meet for a coffee and discuss anything Android, just let me know (


Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Hey everyone.

Just wanted to let you know that summer days are over and I’m going to pay much more attention to MTR starting from the next week.

My goal is 2-3 articles per week so stay tuned!

Strictly For My Readers!

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Hey everyone!

I decided to write this post to say thanks to everyone who’s been reading my blog so far. I started MTR around a month ago, and it has been visited almost 10,000 times since then. What is very satisfying to me is that many people subscribe to MTR and watch for new articles. This means that you liked the content and found it at least somewhat useful. Thank you so much!

I am really motivated to continue writing articles for MTR. We will cover various stuff, such as loading OpenGL meshes from 3DS Max, porting native Unix libraries to Android, analyzing and modifying audio on the fly and so on and so on. Be sure to stay tuned.

Starting from this month, you can also find articles written by yours truly on WiseAndroid – along with lots of great articles written by other authors.

Right now, I would like to use the rest of this post to recommend to you some Android goodies that I learnt about from some of you guys – some of the readers of this blog who got in touch with me.