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I recently tried Urban Airship to manage cross-platform mobile push messages. Even if it’s a very good service, it tries to deal with different cloud messaging systems (GCM, APNS, etc) in a uniform way and in doing that it forces users to use all services in the same way, as if they have the same [...]

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I developed an Android application that uses the Acra library to track exceptions. This library offers lots of backend solutions but the easiest way to collect reports, it suggests, is to use a Google Spreadsheet. This kind of solution is becoming deprecated so I decided to implement an alternative solution that uses the HttpPostSender already [...]

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Android local HTML viewer

I recently made a very simple Activity to display an HTML file stored within an Android app. This task could be useful to add an help page to your app without dealing with layouts. First you need the HTML file you want to display and you have to put it in the res/raw directory of [...]

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I often use the C port knocking client developed by Judd Vinet and I also took inspiration from its code to write a PHP implementation of that. I recently noticed that, sometimes and more often when I use it on 3G Internet connections, the port knocking authentication fails because (I suppose) the connects tried are [...]

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package refactoring with sed

I know I'm a strange boy, with strange problems (at least wrt software development), but recently I had to solve the problem to build a Java project many many times programmatically changing only few parameters on it. One of the change to do was to rename the main package of the project, the package under [...]

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Ho aggiunto una nuova funzionalità di ricerca all'interno dell'applicazione AiC Mobile per Android (rilasciata con la versione 1.2.0). La funzionlità aggiunta è la possibilità di ricercare nel prontuario dei prodotti senza glutine fornito da AIC semplicemente pronunciando le parole che si vogliono usare come chiavi di ricerca. La funzionalità introdotta sfrutta le API per il [...]

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Android home and refresh menu icons

I love hacking on my Android device, the SDK is well designed and there's always a new technology to study, but to give a complete user experience to our applications we need icons! In particular, I found very useful (even if discouraged by the Android guidelines) to use, for the option menu, the icons included [...]

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GlutenBuster è diventata l'applicazione ufficiale per la piattaforma Android dell'Associazione Italiana Celiachia e ora si chiama AiC mobile. Con questo post segnalo che ho rilascio la versione 1.0.0 di AiC mobile e che ieri l'ho pubblicata sul Market Google in modo che chiunque sia interessato possa installarla e usufruire del prontuario AIC dei prodotti senza [...]

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Ho rilasciato la prima versione pubblica di GlutenBuster, app per la piattaforma Android per la consultazione del prontuario AIC degli alimenti senza glutine. GlutenBuster è sviluppato come software libero (Free Software) ed è distribuito gratuitamente da sito di sviluppo collaborativo. Sono alla ricerca di persone interessate a partecipare alla fase di test prima della pubblicazione [...]

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I recently made an helper class to download a file from the web and save it to the file sytem while updating a ProgressDialog to let the user know the percentage of the download made. This class has the responsibility to manage the network communication and to send messages to the UI to update the [...]

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