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App Talk: Quick Settings

March 8, 2010 2 comments

If you’re sick of going into layers and layers of navigation just to turn on your data, or just had enough of using 4 different apps to control 4 different settings, Quick Settings is for you.

Quick Settings is the swiss knife equivalent in terms of apps to do with settings. It allows users to quickly toggle between a list of settings with less than 2 swipes once set up. Let’s take an in-depth look.

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Local Apps from local Heroes

December 28, 2009 4 comments

Merry Christmas from GirlmeetsAndroid! I’ve been clearing pre-holiday work and enjoying the long weekend. Now I’m back to post on the Android. This post will be all about Singapore apps from the local developers since I’m based here. Seems like there’s not a lot of exposure to local apps so I just want to give them some exposure.

SBS Buses

(Free app, requires data connection)

This app tells you the arrival times of buses and allows you to send sms to Iris for their service arrival times. A must have for me since I commute to work by bus. 99% accurate based on my experience with it. However, it does not support SMRT buses.

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Seesmic out now on Android!

November 23, 2009 2 comments

If you tweet and want to use something else apart from HTC’s Peep or the well established Twidroid, good news! Seesmic is now available for Android! I’m still setting it up and I will post some user feedback soon.

To find out more from the official Seesmic site, simply click here.

[EDIT]

Seesmic is not working well for me. It does not respond when I try to start it, I’ve only managed to get it working when I just downloaded it. All I can say now is, works like your usual Twitter client. If you’re on Twidroid, I suggest you stick to it.

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App Talk: Locale

October 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Today I will review the app: Locale

Locale is an app that allows you to set the way your phone responds under certain Situations. On my Hero, I have situations such as Low Battery. When my battery level hits 30%, Locale will kick in and set brightness to lowest so as to preserve battery life. Another situation is Update Feeds. Locale integrates with NewsRob hence I am able to set Locale to get Hero to connect to the wi-fi in my office and start download feeds from 4pm – 5pm so that I can read my feeds once I knock off at 6pm. Last but not least, I have a Sleep situation where my phone will be on silent mode from 1am – 8am. Volume will reverted to the last setting so that I get uninterrupted sleep.

You add situations in Locale easily, and there are a few default conditions and settings available for you to tweak. I am hoping that there will be more functions to tweak and more apps to be integrated into Locale but for now, it gets things done. You can do things like setting Locale to detect your location and setting a condition (e.g. silent mode when you reach office) so that you won’t have to worry about it.

The best thing is Locale is free so go ahead, try it and let me know if it’s good for you!

* Images from Cryket

Locale in Cryket

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