Happy Android Development with Gradle

Recently I have been working a lot on migrating android projects to use gradle building system. Seriously it is much better than the old time. I can easily use libraries on maven repositories and customize my building process. I also no long need to create a desperate project for testing. Awesome!

Tons of things working on

it’s been a while since the last post. After coming to new york, I have been very busy on my study, personal projects and (of course) playing around. studying in new york university is harsh, but not as hard as i think. I met nice people, hanged out with my beloved new friends. I even…

External directory in Xampp (Apache)

For both server and website developing, I usually use Xampp’s Apache to create a localhost server. However, I hate to put my important files in the htdocs inside Apache. Instead I would rather put the folder inside Documents, and make a link to htdocs. First, create a symbolic link from your actual folder to htdocs.…

Find the User Agent Strings of any Mobile Devices

It’s quite often for a developer to make use of the user agent to determine what browser does a user used, especially for those who develop web services and websites. Recently I found a website which has a huge database of mobile device information, including the user agent string and even the functions supported in…

InstaMusic Got 10,000 Downloads over Lunar New Year!

Happy lunar new year to all. I am flattered. In less than a month since I put the InstaMusic to the Android Market on 27 Dec 2011, today it has already more than 10,000 downloads. To be honest, I never expected this. If you are uninitialized, InstaMusic is a music player android application with simple and stylish…

Caffeine on Mac and Ubuntu

Caffeine has been a very useful app to instantly disable or enable the screensaver on mac. At least for me, I am using multiple computers in office and all of them except the one I am using will usually get idle. Getting into screensaver, however, is bad sometimes especially I was reading from that screen…

Google Plus for Android

As a new social service provided by Google, making it works on android is a must. However, this app is only available in US market. For those who loves social, try it and you will love it! Download Apk (1.0.5) Desctiption: Google+ (Google Plus) is a recent released Google Inc Social Application that allows you…

Back to Snow Leopard, Wait for Lion

Today I formatted my MacBook White and installed the Snow Leopard. One reason is that I screwed up while grading from Lion Develop Preview 3 to 4. Everything about the appearance (in CoreUI framework) messed up as in the screenshot 1. As the final version of Lion is coming in the mid July, and as…