POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.0/2.1 (Eclair)
Posted August 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Ben Elliott
XDAer Metastable‘s Epic Audio Visualizer collection of sound-receptive live wallpapers has been enjoyed by many users since its release back in June. Correspondingly, Metastable has added several new wallpapers since, along with bugfixes and various optimisations across the wallpaper collection.
Recent additions include Falling Object, Laser and Galaxy style visualisations. As with some of the stock Android live wallpapers, these have been designed to respond to changes in audio output from the device – expect to see the pattern change as a song your phone is playing progresses.
Epic Audio Visualizer is available in both free and paid versions, although the free option does not incl. . . READ ON »
Posted August 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm by Ben Elliott
Metastable, creator of the Epic Audio Visualizer live wallpaper collection, has recently decided to share some of the knowledge behind the developer’s ingenious creations through a thread in which the steps of creating a new live wallpaper are detailed.
While designing and creating a live wallpaper reproduction of Canadian musician Deadmau5’s current concert set, Metastable thought the XDA community would be interested to know what really goes into masterminding an example of one of the most popular cosmetic features of the Android platform.
By following the thread, users can read the code that is required for various effects and observe the direct outcome of tweaking such information. . . . READ ON »
Posted July 14, 2011 at 06:00 am by egzthunder1
We have seen some apps before like Blueput Droid, which can alow you to use your Android device as a touchpad, and this can be quite useful if you are out on the road with a laptop. However, there are many people who can’t stand touchpads and for the most part need a mouse. What if I told you that you could use your Android device as a mouse with the help of the sensors and camera? If this does sound interesting, let me introduce you to XDA member MM32 who has created an app to do exactly this. It is currently only available for Windows PC (sorry Linux and Mac users), but the app seems to work quite well. As stated before, it uses the camera, OpenCV, and the sensors to track your movements in space, which get translated in. . . READ ON »
Posted July 13, 2011 at 09:00 am by egzthunder1
Some people know about it and some others don’t. For those of you who have no clue what the Nook Touch is, it is a hybrid between the Nook Color and any other E-Reader. If you want this put in different terms, it is the first Android powered device with an e-ink screen. While this may not give you the smooth animations that you would expect to see from an Android device, you can consider it a huge leap forward in terms of development of E-Readers in general as it will allow you to do things like web browsing the same way you are used to in your other Android devices. On top of that, the battery life simply shatters any record from any manufacturer lasting close to 2 months on a single charge. However, as it is not meant as a f. . . READ ON »
Posted July 8, 2011 at 12:00 am by egzthunder1
Since the dawn of mobile devices, one of the most widely announced functionalities that they carry is a calendar/organizer built in, which is supposed to help you be more organized in your daily activities. However, having to fill out a bunch of fields can be a more tedious task than trying to remember the activity oneself. Do you not wish that your calendar could just schedule something by typing a simple message as it if was your own personal assistant? If your answer to this question is yes, then you must check out Quick Event for Android by XDA member roee88. The app will allow you to simply type in a small description of the event and it will go ahead and automatically fill out all the fields for you. No more scroll. . . READ ON »
Posted July 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm by egzthunder1
There is no better way to show the capabilities of a phone equipped with an accelerometer and a fair bit of graphics power than with physics simulation programs. Having the simulations continuously running in the back of your home screen is also the best way to show other people that there is more to be done with your background than just a static picture. So, if you are the kind of people who likes to show off, then you should try out this LWP created by XDA member Juan Kerr. If you are unsure of what the LWP actually is, the dev has posted a video in Youtube, which shows how smooth this runs. Basically, you can add up to 32 balls on your home screen, which will move up and down based on the position of your device. All this whi. . . READ ON »
Posted July 6, 2011 at 09:00 am by egzthunder1
Our devs spend countless hours and tons of blood, sweat, and tears in the process of gathering information and knowledge so that they can make our devices better. This is no easy task as you have to remember that manufacturers don’t always provide the documentation required to do half of the things that we normally do on our phones and tablets. In many rare occasions, the tech representatives from the manufacturers will have nothing themselves. So, where does one go to get this information? To answer your question and save you a ton of search time, XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler has put together what he calls the “Galaxy Hack Pack”. The dev, as you may know from some of his work, has spen. . . READ ON »
Posted July 6, 2011 at 12:00 am by egzthunder1
It seems that most people cannot make their minds about what to run on their devices. Some like roms that are stable and reliable even if it means going back a version or 2. Others lean towards the bleeding edge that comes out almost daily in this site. If you are among these poor souls, you should definitely check out the mod created by XDA member nobodyAtall for the Sony Ericsson x10 Mini. This will allow people using CWM to boot into different images that are stored in the SD card of the device. According to the dev, you must have a a fairly quick storage card with plenty of space as each image will take over 400 MB of space.
This is still very experimental but the dev has provided a good set of instructions, which should m. . . READ ON »
Posted July 5, 2011 at 06:00 pm by egzthunder1
By this point in time, if you have been a member of this site for longer than a couple of years, you have witnessed rather complicated processes such as rooting and flashing, turned into easy 1 click procedures. These are normally fool proof and will let you get the most out of your devices while saving you a few hours of reading. However, there is always a risk of bricking your device. This is a time for you to sit down with a good cup of coffee and start reading because unbricking is a fairly complicated procedure that may require special hardware to get it accomplished (JTAG). It looks like this is a thing of the past for Captivate owners because XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler just released a 1 click unbricking . . . READ ON »