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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Shake Freeze - auto-rotate lock with a twist (and shake)

My first app (as in "not a game") that will be soon published to the Google Play Store. A simple tool to toggle auto-rotate screen and in case the screen is locked, shake to rotate the screen to desired orientation.

I created the app to learn more about programming for Android. My intention was to learn about the accelerometer, notofications and background services and this is an app that combines all three.

It's still in beta test phase but if you want, you can help testing it.

Join the beta test

  1. Join this public community
  2. Visit thist link and become a tester
  3. Download and install from Google Play Store

Source code

The app comes with source codes. Read the, the app uses one library.

Project page on XDA Developers

XDA developers website now allows posting special threads, so called "projects". This is quite useful because you get simple bug report feature request and other useful tools. I believe majority of Android developers either have an account there or at least heard of XDA. Here's my project thread:

Martin Varga is a Czech software developer who likes pygmy owls (hence Kulíš), running, ramen, travelling and living in foreign countries. He is also known as smartus or sm4 on the internet (read as smartass, but there are too many of them). He currently tries to make games in AndEngine like Mr. Dandelion's Adventures and hangs around a lot at the AndEngine forums.