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Saturday, November 21, 2009

PokeSite: Import/Export

I just uploaded an update to PokeSite. This version has a section in the Settings screen that lets you export the list of sites to an XML file on the SD card, and import the list from there.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mis-quoted in Wired

I just got mis-quoted in an article in Wired magazine about Android fragmentation.

Not a huge deal, but I don't remember actually saying that the iPhone is easier to develop on than Android. (I honestly wouldn't know, since I haven't built any iPhone applications.)

What I did say was that there is an advantage to the iron grip Apple keeps on development of iPhone hardware and software, in that there's likely less fragmentation in that space than there is in the Android space.

Just thought I'd clarify that for anyone mistaking me for an Apple fanboy.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Greed: Quick update

I just posted an update to Greed. This one is a quick fix for the Feeds list layouts in the Euro HTC Hero.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Greed sharing -- clarification

I just got an e-mail from an angry someone named Steven who purchased Greed and found that he was unable to use it to share an article to Twitter.

I should have clarified in Greed's description: It doesn't share to Twitter (or Facebook, or e-mail) by itself. It uses the Android ACTION_SEND Intent, like most applications do. Thus, you need to have a Twitter client on your phone that responds to the ACTION_SEND Intent. Twidroid is an example of a Twitter client that does this. The same goes for the Android Facebook client. It works for sharing articles, because it responds to the ACTION_SEND intent. Gmail as well.

This is the first time I've heard a complaint about this, so I'm guessing most people haven't been downloading Greed expecting it to feature hard-wired sharing to every conceivable outlet. But I thought I would at least clarify the issue for people that might.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

PokeSite: Update for Donut

I just posted an update for PokeSite, the app that monitors websites.

Improvements include layout and font-size changes for Droid compatibility, as well as performance improvements. The Site definitions are now stored in a database instead of a serialized file on the SD card. So, if you're upgrading from the previous version of PokeSite, you'll need to re-define your sites.

Greed: Update for Droid

The Motorola Droid appeared today, and I got a few reports of the fonts in the article list appearing very tiny, almost unreadable.

I actually got an e-mail from someone at Google a couple of weeks ago about this. They were apparently testing apps, and noticed mine looked weird on the Droid. The person who e-mailed me told me how to fix it, but I had forgotten to update a styles.xml file that was still specifying the font size in points instead of "sp"'s. I wasn't able to see any difference on the emulator I'm using here, so I had to rely on a couple of users to tell me how it was looking as I updated Greed and put it on my server to download it.