First Android App – Update 2

A recap about the progress I've done so far on my first Android app (Update 1 here).

After spending some time getting the visual layout done (or making it look ok on a screen), I've finally started playing around with actual code that does stuff. Android's developer's site is pretty good as a reference, although sometimes examples are lacking or simply not the complete thing to make it work with something else etc… I've had to rely a bit on external sources especially with stuff to communicate with a server (POST requests, response).…

First Android App… Coming Soon!

So today I decided to take some initiative and stop procrastinating any longer about getting a half-decent Android app done (in the Market hopefully). Since I have some free time coming up, I will try to accelerate the development process (a bit like agile development except with myself rather than a team…) and improvise stuff I need to do as they come. So what is the app?

I'm not sure of what to call it yet, but it will basically be an app that relies on the API of a VoIP provider to perform actions allowed by the API.…

Review: BurstNET VPS Hosting

I thought I would leave a review about my previous host (BurstNET) which hosted this website reliably for just under a year (from last December till the mid of this month, November). BurstNET provide a wide variety of services, however their most popular services are dedicated servers and virtual private servers (VPS). They are a well known, budget provider in the hosting market, running since the 90s. Many are put off by their website design, but don't judge a book by its cover!…

(Almost) End of the Year Updates

Oh boy where to start?!

For some reason, to me, this year seemed to have passed real quick. I know its still November, but before I know it, it will probably be December 31. This year was probably the bumpiest one yet for me.

Firstly, there were (and still are) all these revolutions going on in the region. As far as the subject goes I will stop there, I like to keep a politically free atmosphere.…

Making VoIP Work with Menatelecom

I have decided to post this hopefully helpful guide to people on Menatelecom who are having problems with VoIP.

A short intro to the problem I was having (and if it relates to your). I’m currently subscribed to one of the home packages from Menatelecom. They provide you with a WiMAX modem that is also a router, and routers, due to NAT, end up hiding the devices behind your network from the Internet.…