Monday, March 28, 2011

RecentApps from your Notification Bar!

Finally I've managed to upload my simple Recent Applications app. Took a long time partially due to the graphic requirements which i did not have time enough to create the hi-res graphic required by market.

I like this app as it gives me an alternative to access my recent applications and it is easily accessible anytime from the status bar / notification bar.

It's free. But if you would like to donate feel free to! :)

Click the following link to know more.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

BK SoftHome Published

I'm happy to announce that Bk SoftHome is ready. For details go here or click the BK SoftHome page above :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Enabling Bluetooth FTP Server setting on your Android Phone (HTC Desire) - Froyo

I've just noticed that after updating my HTC Desire to Froyo, there is a new bluetooth function: FTP Server. This means that you can use your computer to browse files on your phone via bluetooth. No need for the cable just to transfer files from computer to phone.

Before this, I have been using  SwiFTP to transfer files wirelessly to my phone.  I still will use it. But now I have an alternative.

Now from my Fedora Linux machine, I can pair with my HTC Desire phone and can browse the files on the sdcard. Cool huh !

This is how it looks like on my Fedora Linux File browser:

Choosing to browse files using bluetooth after pairing

File browsing my HTC desire via BlueTooth FTP server

On your HTC Desire:

  1. Turn on bluetooth in your HTC Desire (Settings - Wireless and Networks - Bluetooth
  2. Once on, at the same page, go to Bluetooth Settings
  3. Make your device discoverable so that you can pair with your computer
  4. Goto Advanced Settings and check the FTP Server setting
On you computer:
  1. Turn on bluetooth on your computer
  2. Scan for devices. You should be able to see your HTC desire device name. 
  3. Pair with your HTC desire.
  4. Select your bluetooth icon and choose browse files (Fedora linux specific)
  5. An authorization request needs to approved on your phone. Approve it and a window will open to show you files on your phone's sdcard.

** So far I've only tested using Fedora 13 which I am using. Will test later with Windows 7. If you tested on Windows 7 and can browse successfully,  do comment and let me know.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

KeepAwake - My First Android App

KeepAwake is a small android app that I developed. You can use it to prevent your android device from dimming / turning off the screen.. This is useful for times where you are reading some article using the browser, and you don't want the screen to keep dimming.

With this android widget, all you need is to turn it on and your phone will stay awake. Turn it off when you are done and the screen will turn off after the screen display timeout.

Hope you enjoy this app.

To download you can scan this QR-Code  or you can install from here

Download KeepAwake from the Android Market

If you found this widget useful and wish to donate, please help support me via PayPal or using your credit card =)