My Android journey
My Android journey began when i bought my second smartphone a Samsung Galaxy S in 2010. My first "smartphone" was a HTC Herald, which was quite fun but neither really customizeable nor really as smart as i wished it to be. I started out naive and innocent as most when getting their first Android. It was a pleasant experience, maybe not as pleasant as it is today though. I started with Android 2.1 on my Galaxy S. It wasn't that bad but it was no where near perfect and i was looking for more. After spending some time on Google i went on XDA, rooted my device and flashed my first custom ROM. After a while i grew tired of new ROMs (OCD forced me to always flash the latest one ;p). I settled for a rooted stock ROM when i got my Galaxy Nexus with then Android 4.0.
At the beginning of 2011 i installed the Android SDK the first time and made a "Hello World" app, just for fun. I was suprised by how easy and fast you could make such an app and get it running on your device. I don't think i have had as much fun with Java before. Well, and then i never stopped :-). You can view an (almost) complete list of my apps here. Some apps with very specific purposes or some that were made on request are not listed.
SD Maid - System CleanerSD Maid is a little helper that deals with files on your Android device. It offers a diverse set of tools to browse and search through your files, remove unnecessary files and much more.
Diagnosis - System InformationDiagnosis is a unique kind of tool that allows the user to display various system information in an arbitrary location on the screen. The twist here is that the displayed information will remain visible even while using other applications, thus allowing you to constantly monitor the values.
Trust - Event LoggerTrust runs in the background and monitors intents broadcasted on your device. Wether it an outgoing or incoming call, a installing/updating application or just the screen going on and being unlocked, Trust will write it down and keep an event history for you.
Root ValidatorThis app comes in handy when you are not sure if you have root or not. Wether it is after a new ROM, an attempt to root your device or if you just want some additional information. Root Validator shows the version and location of the su binary, the managing app and the busybox, if one is installed.
Wake Lock - Power ManagerWake Lock allows the user to aquire and hold various 'WakeLocks' offered by the system. A wakelock can keep the cpu, screen or wifi alive under circumstances where they would normally be turned off. It is not an app that everyone needs, but it solves some specific problems for a lot of people. Some use it to keep a download running, others to stop their device from going into deep sleep and never waking up.
Audio Bug - Voice RecorderAudio Bug was the first app i tried and turned out more difficult than i expected. The idea is to start/end voice recordings through unconvential means, i.e. shaking the device. It works and all, but it's a bit rough around the edges :-).
Fuck My SensesThe whole app resulted out of a joke i had with some friends on IRC. You use this app with headphones and it plays back live what the microfon records with configureable delay. It feels really weird.
Charge PreserverThis app was the idea of a user on XDA. It turns off most power hungry function, i.e. wifi/3G when the device is disconnected from a charger and enables them again when it is reconnected to one.
Bluetooth (Null) KeyboardThis replaces your normal keyboard and is intented to be used with a bluetooth keyboard. It prevents a keyboarding from consuming the screen and reduces memory usage as it unloads the normal keyboard.
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