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24/7 Android development with AIDE, Git and Raspberry Pi

Most typical Android developers use a single machine to code their application from start to finish. If you happen to be a casual Android developer, that is develop outside of working hours, then access to your code is limited to when you next use your desktop or laptop. However, this need not be the norm. With some clever software and cheap hardware, working anywhere virtually anywhere becomes possible.The home office with your desktop, slobbing in front of the tv with your laptop, and on perhaps your commute on my your android phone. Here’s the software and hardware required to achieve this.

  • Desktop pc with eclipse
  • Laptop with eclipse
  • Mobile phone with AIDE and thumb keyboard.
  • Raspberry Pi with Git source control

The first two probably do not need explanation, if you are a seasoned Android developer, so we won’t explain further. However, developing on your mobile will be new to some, but before we move onto that let’s look into what glues them altogether. Continue reading 24/7 Android development with AIDE, Git and Raspberry Pi

Google needs to rethink permissions, a proposed solution

There has been a number of reports of trojans and malware embedded in what seem to be legitimate android applications. Applications such as the one described in this link, will appear to do the task that it was installed for, while performing another more sinister task.

While such malware is common on unofficial android app stores, they can also be found on the official Google Play app store. So what can you do to stop such malware from infecting your phone.

Continue reading Google needs to rethink permissions, a proposed solution