Pugs, Android, and Other Cool Stuff

New Blog Format, Other Site News

Posted by on Oct 29, 2011 in news, other stuff | 0 comments

I saw the blog on a 1024 resolution display…and almost fainted. It looks terrible! Since I will need to change a lot of coding around anyway, I think I might also jump to a new template theme from Elegant Themes – their Aggregate theme is very nice looking, and may suit the desired layout of my blog better. I will also be implementing…gasp!…some ads, since it was pointed out to me how much extra kibble money I could be earning for the pugs.
So please excuse any bumps on the road to a better look for the site, and suggestions for improvement are welcome.
I also have a request for anyone who subscribes, or any of you who are interested in some of the work I have done. I have been messing with a really neat app called ScreenCast, which allows the user to record their screen and audio – the most practical application would be filming short tutorials for Android. So if anyone has a request for a good first video TUT, please let me know. Thanks!

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Missed It! Customization

Posted by on Sep 6, 2011 in android, cool apps, tutorials | 19 comments

Here is an example of a Missed It! widget displaying missed calls, unread sms, and new g-mail along the top of this WidgetLocker lockscreen. Missed It! is one of the most reliable, stable apps for tagging updates on these default applications. I have also used it successfully to display updates from Google Voice, Nimbuzz, and other apps I use to communicate with family and friends. Here’s how I created this widget from beginning to end. Note 2/12: this was done when gmail still allowed third party apps to count gmails a few versions of the gmail app back. Mail counts for gmail may work if you use K9 mail in the alternative.

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How to Apply Custom Minimalistic Text Preferences

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in android, android in general, fave widgets, my screens, tutorials | 6 comments

Minimalistic Text allows users to save preferences for each widget to your SD card: this is useful for many reasons.

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