Where it began
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 (always had to 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 :-).
AppsSome apps i made.
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.
App Icon DetectiveA small tool that compares the icon resources of your installed apps. There is an extensive resource system that allows Android apps to deliver different image resources based on the device screen. This app displays the difference between the delivered image and what would have been expected.
2048 Myo editionA dark themed version of the popular 2048 game that is playable with a Myo from Thalmic Labs.
Audio BugAudio Bug is a simple audio/voice recorder with multiple ways to start a recording. You can trigger a recording through the app, its widget and by shaking or swiping the device.
Fuck My SensesA little joke app that was the result of a late night chat. It replays the microphone input with an adjustable delay through the headphones. What people actually end up using it for always amazes me. Read some of the comments.
Null KeyboardAn empty onscreen keyboard app. The idea was to replace ("unload") the full on screen keyboard if you are using a hardware one (bluetooth/wired).
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