Month: April 2012

AndroNet Tools v1.2.4

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AndroNet Tools updated version v1.2.4 is now available in Google Play.

Changelog:

  • Main UI layout has been changed.
  • Updated dnsjava API v2.0.0 to v2.1.3.
  • Added new option for displaying list of application that has INTERNET permission.
  • New appicon and menu icons.
  • Fixed the issue of external IP output.
  • Fixed application crash due to NPE.
  • Application movable to external memory.
  • Various other tweaks.
Below are few screenshots

Please find the link below to download the updated version from Google Play.

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New version of Andronet Tools coming soon

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The most popular app in the category Andronet tools is getting ready for the new update to ver 1.2.4. The new version includes user interface modification as well as other mods and performance tweaks. Here is the new UI of the app

The above figure is only for notification as the final app design may change from the above one.

New revamped version of DroidNote is finally out!

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The updated version of Android notepad application Droid Note v1.4 is now available on Google Play. The new version is packed with a bunch of new features as follows

  • Fully customizable user interface such as font size, font type and font colors.
  • File rename option.
  • View file details option.
  • All new icon.
  • Various other coding tweaks.

Here are few screenshots

 

Click here to download Droid Note v1.4 from Google Play

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Kindly give your review and rating regarding the application.

Obtaining Google Map API Key

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Google API allows one to integrate map feature in android application. The API contains package known as com.google.maps which allows MapView class to display map in your application. The MapView class is a core class which provides map rendering, downloading map data and caching of data. But inorder to use Google Map one needs to have a valid Map Key. The Map API key is obtained using the certificate that is used to sign the application.

As I have previously described how to create certificate through command line.  Once the certificate has been generated use the following steps to obtain MD5 hash value of the certificate which is used to create Map API key.

1.Open command prompt (winkey+R->Type “cmd”).

2.Type the following command 

     keytool -v -list -alias <alias_name>  -keystore <keystore_name>

3. After executing the command it will prompt for keystore password. Enter password and the certificate fingerprints or simply hash value will be displayed in MD5, SHA1 and SHa256 formats.

4.Copy the MD5 hash value and paste  it in the form field of Map API signup page https://developers.google.com/android/maps-api-signup

5. Click “Generate API key” button in the webpage.

6. On successful key generation the following code will be displayed which contains the Map API key

              <com.google.android.maps.MapView
                 android:layout_width="fill_parent"
                 android:layout_height="fill_parent"
                 android:apiKey="018sE6ZHQ_otQKn4CBrTLgTnkp1ytsp__3kkFPg"
                 />

Please note Google Map API key signup service will accept only MD5 fingerprint. It doesn’t allow SHA1 and SHA256 fingerprints. I would like to mention one thing which I have encountered while generating Map Key. It is shown in the developer website to type the following command to generate the key

keytool -list -alias <alias_name> -keystore <keystore_name>

The following was the output

With JDK 1.7 installed, keytool always gives  SHA1 fingerprint by default, not MD5. But MD5 fingerprint can be obtained by adding “-v” after keytool command.

keytool -v -list -alias <alias_name> -keystore <keystore_name>

Droid Note update

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All new revamped version of Droid Note will be soon available on Google Play. With fully customizable user interface, new icons and loads more. Keep visiting the blog for further updates.