I am excited to announce I will speak at Droidcon this Friday June 5 2015. My talk is here https://droidcon.de/session/failures-and-retrospectives The initial title “Android Fuckup and postmortem” was accepted in the Call of Paper . But to be politically correct I Continue reading Speaker at Droidcon Berlin 2015→
A user contacted me this year. Due to his visual impairment, he uses Android Talkback. He found Raygional useful for switching the system locale. He asked me if I could build with notification, so it can be easily accessed on the system menu.
Battery by MacroPinch is an app I find really useful. The app is really useful to indicate the battery charge level. I really like the notification. My inspiration for Raygional comes from Battery. I reversed engineer Battery and I found for each level , there is 3 icons ( one for GingerBread, one for Honeycomb, one for others ) , so there are at least 300 icons just for the status notifications. The programming of Battery is not so difficult, the main attraction is the graphic . BTW I’m looking for graphic designers, anyone ?
Because Google Keyboard does a great job to switch the keyboard settings for message typing, I did not use my Raygional as often. With my day job, if I did not set timeboxed goals. It took FOUR months , that’s way too long. During the last few weeks , I started to get interested to update the app. Today I released Raygional 3.0, it feels nice to use the notification.
The app is only compatible from Android 4.0 because the UI uses the latest updates . To make compatible from Android 2.1 , I have to import the Holo theme and ActionBar UI pattern , I’ll have a look at the latest Action Bar Compatibility which the Google ‘s answer to ActionBarSherlock .
The designer studio where I work has a tendency to use special font in the text because it’s eye-catching. In others previous projects, I saw the font is applied programmatically. It’s difficult to maintain each TextView because you have to Continue reading Github library : Android-TextFontStyle→
Shortly after Android studio came out, I installed it at work. As a long user of IntelliJ ( BTW I visited their office in Prague ), my IntelliJ projects were imported into Android studio. What’s the difference between the two Continue reading Android studio after 15 days→
Comme j’y ai contribué à cette nouvelle version , j’en parle pour la première fois d’une application d’un client. La nouvelle application EuroMillions permet maintenant de faire des prises de jeux directement depuis un smartphone, une fois qu’un compte a créé Continue reading L’application EuroMillions 2.0 sur Android→
For this release , we got the analytic , a new message popping up, no arc velocity. I didn’t see any use of angular velocity so I suppressed it, it was using space the bottom left corner. Faster animation I was unsatisfied Continue reading CompassRay update “2.0 Xu Fu”→
This release has a major update. It contains analytics. Informations I want : what devices have a problem with this app is widget more used than the app ? I chose Flurry because it requires one less permission ( android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE ) Continue reading Raygional update “2.3” analytics→
Raygional latest update has country flags in the widget. Everytime you change the language, the country flag will be displayed in the widget. Of course the list of flags is not complete, so by default Raygional icon will be displayed. This Continue reading Raygional update “2.1-FlagsOfCountries”→
It’s been over 2 years without any updates. Simply because it worked for me and HTC sense has a nice feature to change the keyboard configuration when typing. But recently I played with other smartphones and DAMN I was wrong. Continue reading Raygional update “2.0 widget”→
There are many alternatives to the official Android apps distribution ( aka Google Play formerly Android market ). I didn’t bother to publish on the less known app stores. Users themselves find apps via the official way. But what if Continue reading Google Play in China→