Happy Christmas!

Christmas greetings to all my Android friends! Here’s wishing you a happy & holy Christmas, and a productive new year in 2012.


Some of you have been asking lately – where the heck has David gone? There have been no posts for over a month now, and I apologise for disappearing without warning. Where have I been? Travelling the world, actually. At the start of August I left for a pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2011 in … Read more

Free Google+ Invites

By now you’ve probably heard of Google’s latest effort in the social space – Google+ (pronounced “Google Plus”). Based on the Google +1 concept, Google+ is more of a social network, integrated across all the Google sites. This includes Gmail, Google Search, Reader, and Buzz. You can read more about this ambitious project on the … Read more

Full posts now available in feed

Up until now the RSS feed for this site has been showing article previews – a brief snippet of each post, but not the whole content. Many people (including myself) prefer to be able to read full posts from an RSS reader, rather than having to click through to the original website for every article. … Read more

A developer success story

The developer of Camera+ (for iOS devices) recently announced that their app has hit 2 million sales. This figure is a huge success, both numerically and financially. To celebrate this milestone, the developers have decided to share some of their stats publicly, including overall sales volume and revenue from in-app purchases. One of the most … Read more

How to run Android Market on the Emulator

During development, it is often useful to be able to test the Android Market from a device other than your own. However, by default the Android emulator doesn’t include the Android Market – nor offer an easy method of installing it. This tutorial will show you how to setup an Android Virtual Device (AVD) running … Read more