Thom Nichols


Technology is evolution outside the gene pool

Articles tagged with 'Android'

Porch for Android FAQ

This should help answer the most common questions for Porch.

Don't see your question answered here?  Email or send a tweet to @PorchApp

How do I add Porch to the lock screen on a Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note?

Try this short tutorial from AndroidCentral.

Social Widget for Android - Privacy Policy

This is the simple TOS and privacy policy for my Social Widget for Android:

1.  I don't collect any information from the app.  No tracking, no ads. 

2.  No information is sent to any server, except requests from the app to retrieve your feed.

3.  This app will always be free.  I might release a paid version with more features, but I promise I'll never remove ...

Making progress on the new Android App!

Here a shot of the widget on the lockscreen:

And here's a view of Twitter post details (including linked photo previews, and linked @mentions and #hashtags!)

Hoping to release v1 soon!

Android Social Widget

Because all of the social homescreen widgets out there suck, and I hate opening the Twitter app.  The default FB and Twitter widgets aren't even scrollable. 

LauncherPro has a good one but it only works if you use the LauncherPro home screen, and it is constantly unresponsive.  (It must be doing DB/ network fetching in the UI thread...  Naughty!) 

So naturally, I write my own.

I will ...

Changing Calendar Colors on Android

This one is almost silly, but since I haven't posted in a while...

Android doesn't let you change the account color for exchange calendars.  Instead it picks a color at random when the account is first created.  Awesome.  Well, it's not *too* hard to change without a dedicated app.  Let's get started...

First I need to open the android shell (adb shell) and find ...