Alex Collins – Blog

Things I'm learning; lessons or otherwise…

Android Preferences and Custom Buttons

by atc on September 3, 2011, no comments

I delved into the Preference API for Android this weekend. It turns out that I needed a couple of “buttons” to allow the user to go to the main screen (for various genuine reasons!). The Android API doesn’t let you do it with buttons, but there’s an equally easy way. I have found that using […]

CyanogenMod & AndroidScreenCast

by atc on August 10, 2011, no comments

So having finally grown enough cojones, I decided to root my HTC Desire HD and install CyanogenMod. Why didn’t I do it sooner? I was scared of bricking it. The phone that is. Having done so, I am so pleased. It’s like I have a new device: it’s snappy, responsive, fresh-looking and exciting. I can […]