Name: Phil Haigh
Date registered: August 8, 2011
Yes, sounds surprising doesn’t it? Message Manager needs a number of wizards to ensure that the user experience for this potentially complex application is good. Android 4.1 still doesn’t deliver the goods, and neither does my other staple for Android – the excellent Action Bar Sherlock. (rolls up sleeves) Right, well, better put one together …
Over the last few months we’ve been playing with a new application concept and are able to announce that we will soon be launching a new Android application and cloud service which we are developing under the working title of “Message Manager”.
In August and September we had some issues with the newer multicore phones running Android 4.0 and up, responding with a series of five point releases (3.4.1 through 3.4.5) which brings us to the point where Audio Clock is now behaving itself again on all platforms.
Yesterday I was at the monthly meeting of the Groovy and Grails User Group at Skills Matter to hear about the recent release of Groovy 2 and a standard event bus for Grails applications. The evening was split into two sessions – the first on Groovy 2 and the second on a new Grails event bus.
About ten days ago I finally received the OTA update for my Galaxy Nexus that would take it from 4.0.2 to 4.0.4. Of course it didn’t show up at a convenient time despite my numerous checkin requests over the previous two weeks, I was on the motorway, using Google’s Navigation app. Ten minutes later however …
Last year’s Google I/O conference sold out in under 60 minutes. This year, with many more tickets available, it sold out in just 28 minutes (according to my browser) or 20 (if you read Vic Gundotra’s Google+ post here). Google could have sold every ticket at least three times over last year. Or, if you just …
Samsung is a company that has successfully renewed itself in recent years. If I want a good quality and feature packed TV I look at Samsung, not Sony. And If I want a good looking, up-to-date Android device then they have some fantastic hardware that performs well and looks good. At Google I/O I got …
Android has been taking a back seat recently (although that is about to change) as the new Formula One season looms and I’ve been comprehensively overhauling the fantasy game web site I’ve been running for over ten years, fantasy-f1.net. Last year I spent three months removing the Struts MVC layer, restructuring the underlying code and then …
Having published a first Android application Audio Clock in the Android Market my attention has turned to developing something new. Audio Clock was simple but this new application is on a whole other scale. Audio Clock had a minimal UI – in fact just some configuration views and a notification bar entry – and ran in the …