Archiv der Kategorie: Android

[APP] Android News

Hey everyone,

i just released my latest app to the Android Market.

„Android News“ is a collection of several RSS feeds around Android. The feeds are grouped by their main language. The app’s tab view has four Tabs:

  • Favourites – You can mark feeds as favourites
  • Your Language – All the feeds with your language
  • By Language – All the available languages
  • Mixed Feed – You can mark some of your favourite feeds and see all feed items on one single screen

Follow the link below or scan the QR code to get it 🙂

https://market.android.com/details?id=de.goddchen.android.androidnews

4chan Gallery for Android

Hey everyone,

Google just removed my app „4chan Gallery“ from the Android Market.

So i provide an alternative download here…

Either use this link: http://goddchen.de/android/apks/fourchangallery.apk

Or use the QR code below 🙂

Cheating Birds – Unlock Levels in all Angry Birds games for Android

Hey everybody,

just wanted to inform you that my app „Cheating Birds“ is now the FIRST on until now the ONLY app on the Android Market that is able to unlock levels in Rovio’s Angry Birds RIO.

In Angry Birds RIO Rovio started to encrypt the highscore files. But that’s not a problem anymore. So feel free to check it out and unlock all the levels.

Of course it is still working on Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons.

Greets, Goddchen

„Bottle Messages“ looks to become a great success

Hey everyone,

i just wanted to tell you about the lately launch of „Bottle Messages“.

I published it yesterday evening in the market und until now it already has

  • over 400 registered users
  • who sent over 1500 bottle messages

Let’s see how this continues in the future 🙂

If you want to see yourself, grab it from the market:

https://market.android.com/details?id=de.goddchen.android.bottlemessages

or scan this QR code:

Greets, Goddchen

Android Developer Console unusable since many days now – no reaction from Google

Since many days the Android Developer Console has become unusable.

If one can at least display the app list (after at least trying to load the page tens of times), you are bombed with confusing error messages all over the place.

Here are some examples:

Here are some Google Groups threads that reported the errors days ago:

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/thread?tid=02a2352f1b738de1&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/thread?tid=78c2c57efcf86446&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/thread?tid=0efeef6536ae3745&hl=en

There are many more threads. Just have a look at the Google Group: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/label?lid=7dc8a5c590cd22ee&hl=en

The disappointing thing here is that Google doesn’t even post a single response on what is going on… This is crazy. For example i have new app ready to publish, which will give me MONEY EACH DAY. I don’t get that money because Google won’t fix the Developer Console 🙁 That’s really frustrating 🙁

How to recruite beta testers for Android

Hey,

it’s been some time since my last blog post so i thought i’d blog a bit about what’s going on at the moment.

I’m current developer a new app called „Bottle Messages“.

I recently had a look at „BottleMessages“ and thought about which killer feature it is missing. And i came up with: image attachements.

So I started implementing a clone with image attachment support and got a first version ready today.

 

So now i need beta testers, but how to recruite them? This is what i came up with:

That’s what i came up with. Until now (about 3 hours later) there were only 3 people who started to test my app.

Do you have any ideas on where else to look for beta testers? Are there any sites / forums dedicated for beta testing that i don’t know of?

Looking forward to your comments, Goddchen

Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7 – Android Gingerbread) for Motorola Milestone

Well,

Gingerbread finally made it’s way to my Motorola Milestone 😀

Credits go to nadlabak 🙂

NOTE: I’m not responsible for your actions. Installing Custom ROMs can brick your phone so be sure you know what you are doing!

Go  grab your update on the projects’s google code page 🙂

When you are coming from CM6 or any other froyo (2.2) mods the update process is simple:

  1. Download the CM7 update.zip http://code.google.com/p/cyanogenmod4milestone/downloads/detail?name=update-cm-7.0.0-RC0-0.07-11.02.03-Milestone-signed.zip
  2. Download the gapps update for CM7 http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/index.php?title=Latest_Version#Google_Apps
  3. Boot to OpenRecovery http://code.google.com/p/androidiani-openrecovery/downloads/detail?name=OpenRecovery-3_3.zip
  4. Make a full nandroid backup
  5. Perform all three wipes (cache, davlik cache, data)
  6. Apply CM7 update
  7. Apply gapps update
  8. Reboot and be happy 🙂

NOTE: when i installed CM7 there was no GoogleMail app. So i just installed „MarketEnabler“ from the market and changed my phone temporary to US (T-Mobile) and installed the GoogleMail app from the market the normal way. Works like a charm 🙂

And now, have fun with CM7 🙂

I’m looking forward to the next updates 🙂

Greets, Goddchen

Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Motorola Milestone (CyanogenMod)

Hey everybody,

there are some news on Gingerbread for the Motorola Milestone.

The developer of the CyanogenMod port for the Motorola Milestone – nadlabak – has stated on his page (http://android.doshaska.net/cm6) that he is working on the gingerbread port for the Motorola Milestone.

See the full comment here:

I’m working on it (albeit slowly) – see the gingerbread branches at https://github.com/nadlabak
Current status: it boots, wifi and battery charging works. No gsm/umts yet. New sensor interface is in progress but not fully working yet.
The whole CM is moving to gingerbread, the repos are receiving tens of commits everyday by many great developers involved.
Be patient, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

So, let’s see what he will be coming up with und next fews days or weeks 🙂

Greets, Goddchen

Android Advent Calendars 2010 / Adventskalender 2010

Endlich gibt es einen vernünftigen Adventskalender für Android Handys – und zwar den von Patric und mir. ;)

Wer noch nicht richtig in Weihnachtsstimmung kommt und dem ein bisschen nachhelfen will, sollte einen Blick auf unser Angebot im Android Market werfen. Mit den Kalendern “Funny Videos“, “Sexy Videos“, “Weihnachtslieder” und “Weihnachtsgedichte” ist für jeden etwas dabei…

Für alle mit einem Android-Handy öffnet sich ab Dezember jeden Tag ein neues Türchen im Kalender und spendet, je nach Vorliebe, stimmungsvolle Lieder, Gedichte oder einfach nur Spaß.

Adventskalender Android / android advent calendar

Natürlich freuen wir uns über jedes Feedback oder Review. Also wenn die App euch gefällt bloggt, twittert und facebooked darüber! ;) Unter @goddchen und @patrics könnt ihr uns auch direkt eure Meinung sagen.

Fix for Battery Drain with Cyanogen Mod (CM6) on the Milestone

Hey everybody,

i am using the latest version of CM6 on my Motorola Milestone. The one based on the G.O.T. sbf with the 2.2 test kernel.

I was experiencing a significant  battery drain. The battery wouldn’t hold a whole day… 🙁

So i did a little analysis.

First i found a little hidden feature of Android. Go to the phone app and type: *#*#4636#*#*. This will bringt up some stats. Most interesting are the battery usage stats.

Here is saw that „Being executed“ („Wird ausgeführt“ in german) had 100%. That means that the Milestone didn’t go to deep sleep at all. So i tried to find out why. There is another stats screen titled „usage in partial sleep mode“ or something like that („Verwendung im Teilwachzustand“ in german). There i saw „Facebook“ with nearly 70% of all apps that were listed there.

So i went to the facebook app and deactivated the notifications (which didn’t work for me anyway). And the problem was fixed. The Milestone is now going into deep sleep normally and the battery drain is gone 🙂

Hope that helps many of you out there suffering under the battery drain!

Gr33tz Goddchen