18
Feb

A bugfix release version 1.1.2 has just hit Android Market! Thanks to PackRat’s awesome users, I can fix bugs even when I don’t find time for major development work. One such user sent in crash log, which shows that PackRat crashes on certain book searches. The bug is actually quite embarrassing — enough so that [...]

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01
Feb

I just pushed 1.1.1 to the Android Market and AndAppStore. Updates should hit your phone Very Soon (TM). One of PackRat’s users, Sean Glass, was nice enough to provide me with a crash log that let me analyze a crash he was experiencing — and by the reviews I read, he was not the only [...]

25
Dec

I hope you have a great holiday season, and I wish you all the best for the new year! Disappointingly, the christmas release I was hoping to finish was not to be. It’s going to sound like a lame excuse at this point, but other things kept interrupting. But fear not, I’ve made a bit [...]

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08
Dec

After a bit of hacking at Google’s offices, I’ve managed to confirm what helpful users reported: the Droid Scanner Issues are fixed, and that warrants a new release! Unfortunately, the fix requires me to drop support for Android 1.5. I’m sorry! This is a side project, and I don’t really have the time/resources to support [...]

This morning’s post about the current issues surrounding integration of Android apps via Intents got a few more responses than I had expected. The good news is that Google is aware of the issue. The bad news is that that doesn’t help right away, of course. But there are some things we can do in [...]

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Today’s post on the Android Developers Blog annoys me. Titled Integrating Application with Intents, it describes pretty awesome mechanism by which one app can re-use parts of another app’s code, provided both are structured properly. If you’re technically inclined, head over to that blog for the nitty-gritty of things. It’s pretty well done — and [...]

07
Nov

Hot on the heels of version 1.0.2 I’ve just published a new version. Before you get too excited, there aren’t any major new features in this release. It also does not fix any bugs1. The reason for this new release is simply that a lot of you have given me suggestions in any form imaginable [...]

25
Sep
stored in: ADC2 News and tagged: ,

You can now download the ADC2 judging app, and therefore try out and judge PackRat! You can download the app here, or just scan the barcode below and follow the link. Once you installed that, it’ll notify you when PackRat becomes ready for review. Hope you enjoy it!

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19
Sep
stored in: ADC2 News and tagged: ,

Just a short note today. I came across this summary of ADC2 submissions, gleaned from a thread on the Android developer list. There’s some really good stuff in there! But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.

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Here’s what I found on the Android Developers Blog: One of the new features we’re really proud of in the Android 1.6 release is Quick Search Box for Android. This is our new system-wide search framework, which makes it possible for users to quickly and easily find what they’re looking for, both on their devices [...]

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