“Stay on” updated with new Android security settings

The StayOn app changes the screen timeout, which in Android is a system settings.
In newer Android versions, with increased security settings, an app has to explicityly ask for the rights to change system settings.
So when you download the StayOn app in a newer Android version, you will be asked to allow the StayOn to change system settings.

Get version 1.3 here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=greenledsoftware.stayon

Description of the ‘Am I connected’ app icons

This is the icon you see when you have an active internet connection.

activeinternetconnection

 

This is the icon you see if you have an active internet data connection via WIFI.

wificonnection

 

This is the icon you see if you have an active internet data connection via the mobile / cell network.

cellnetworkconnection

 

This is the icon you see if you do not have an active internet connection.

noactiveinternetconnection

 

This is the icon you see if you do not have a data connection.

nodataconnection

 

This is the icon you see when we are checking if you have a data connection.

unknowndataconnection

 

This is the icon you see when we are checking if you have an active internet connection.

donotknowactiveinternetconnection

 

Started working on the “Am I connected” app

I started working on the “Am I connected” app this week.
My designer created all of the artwork (more about that in a later post) and all of the code already lives in my head.
Now it’s time to transfer all of the code from my head into the development environment (which is Eclipse, if you want to know).
A lot of time is spent on creating the screen. Even though it is only one screen, it takes a lot of time to get all things aligned right.
I was used to create screens in Microsoft Windows applications a few years ago and in my opinion it was a lot easier to create screens for the Windows app than for an Android app.
But on the other hand it’s fun to find out new ways to do stuff!

So the next weekend I’ll spend some time to create the logic behind the screen, and then the testing can start!

Keep you posted…

ps…
Actually it’s 2 screens because I create one for the portrait layout and one for the landscape layout.