Friday, 4 November 2011

M2Day Upgrade Version 5.5

M2Day android application version 5.5 has been released into the market.
IKIM FM shoutcast has been included.
Download here.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

SMS Forwarder Application

SMS Bounce is a forwarder application. This android phone application will allow users to forward their SMS to another phone.

This application is useful when you're facing with this situation:-
1. you arrive in the office and realise that you've accidentaly left behind your phone at home
2. you've misplaced your handphone
3. and you're expecting important or urgent message

When you're facing with this situation, just sms a secret passcode to your phone. This will activate the application and it will forward any incoming messages to the phone from which you've requested.
 


Once you're done, make sure to deactivate the forwarder.

The application is free as always and can download from Android Market.

Monday, 24 October 2011

CatchYou - Mobile Phone Locator

CatchYou is an application for android phone. It can track the location of the target mobile phone. Useful for:-
1. Lost or stolen handphone.
2. Track the whereabout of your family members, friends or any target phone.

How to use this application:-
1. Install CatchYou app in the target phone.
2. Whenever you want to track the location of the mobile phone, just SMS "locategomoman" to the target phone.
3. Once receiving the passcode, the target phone will automatically find its location using GPS or Network Provider.
4. The target phone will then reply to the tracker phone with its coordinates.
5. The tracker phone can then open the location coordinates using map.



CatchYou application is free and you can download from the Android Market.

Kita enjoyyy....

Record all incoming and outgoing calls with our free call recorder app. Get it here.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Compass and Location Application for Android Phone

Kompas application version 2 has been released. Instead of just being a compass, the app can also get your current location using Google map.


It's free and you can download from Android Market.

Malaysia Highway CCTV Application for Android

TraffiCam application which is for android phone has been upgraded to version 4.5

Pls bear in mind that the quality and availability of the CCTV view is beyond our responsibility. We only connect and simplify the process for the benefit of the public to view the traffic condition via android phone.

The upgrade is available in Android Market for free.

MapMe - Android Application for Map and Navigation

MapMe application for android phone has been upgraded to Version 4.

Now the application has be capability to save your current coordinates. With this feature, the application can act as locator such as car locator etc. The app can gives you direction from your current coordinates to the saved location using Google map.

You can also send your location to your friends for assistance if you are in emergency or lost direction.

The app can get you the mileage from current to the saved location and the estimate traveling time.

To get the location, the app will be using Network Provider as default but you can choose to use GPS for more accuracy.

For more details and download, get it free from Android Market.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Malaysia Shoutcast and Radio Channel on Android

We've just released M2Day application version 5.0 which has included the following shoutcast and radio channel:-
- FuuhYo FM
- Frenxy FM
- Warong Chat FM
- Mutiara FM
- THN FM
- Gomo FM
- Radi FM
- Korea K-Pop
- Mix Channel
- Hard Rock Channel
- Oldies Channel


Get this free application from Android Market.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Malaysia Movie Showtime on Android Phone

In M2Day android application, we've included movie showtime for movie goers. You can search by Location, Theater, Day, Time or Genre.

From the M2Day application main menu, go to "Kita Lepak Dulu" > "Jom Tengok Wayang". The default location is Kuala Lumpur. To search movie showtime in Penang, Johor Bahru etc, just enter your location in the "Change Location" box.

With this movie showtime application, you can also search for movie in other countries. You can get it for free from Android Market here.

~ Kita enjoy...

Saturday, 8 October 2011

MalaysiaToday RSS Reader (M2Day)

This android application can get you the latest news from MalaysiaToday using RSS feed. You can get it for free from the android market here.

Other news include:-
  • HarakahDaily
  • KeadilanDaily
  • RoketKini.com
  • The Malaysian Insider
  • Free Malaysia Today
  • Free Radio Sarawak
For leisure reading, the app has included:-
  • Tazkirah
  • EPL
  • Sales
  • Health Tips
  • Malaysian Property
Download here

Monday, 19 September 2011

Flashlight Application for Android Phone

Turn your android phone into a flashlight with this application.
The latest version has included the ability to turn it on or off.
You can download it for free from android market.

Android Compass

We have released a simple and non-fancy compass in Android Market. It only shows the north direction and the azimuth value.

Get away from any steel or magnetic component to get better result. You can get the app from android market.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

TraffiCam Update

Since we're all going back from Hari Raya, we have updated the TraffiCam app. We have included PLUS and NPE highway.


You can download or update the app from Android Market.

~mytikus

Android Application - MapMe

We have published MapMe application in Android Market on 1st Syawal. The purpose of this application is to get your location and the ability to send your location via sms to any preferred number. It's free and you can get it from Android Market.

In this version, the app does not utilise GPS. So it may not be 100% accurate. But you need internet connection for the app to locate your current position.

Whenever you're in emergency situation (accident, kidnapping etc), just tap the display screen and the app will automatically sms your location to your emergency number.


The app can also show your current location on a map.


You must setup the phone number in advance before the app can send you the sms.

Enjoy it,
~mytikus

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Android App Development KIV

Currently, we've KIVed our android development project until further notice.

TQ

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

DogBuzz Version 2.1.0

DogBuzz is originally a dog whistler application for android phone. In this latest version, we've included sound frequency 17,400 Hz which is also known as Teen Buzz. Most mature adults are unable to hear the sound but not to most teenagers and children.

This app also consist of several other sound frequencies to choose from. This app has been developed only on theory and we have never tested on real dog because we do not have any dog, nor our neighbour.


You can download the latest .APK file here

Monday, 9 May 2011

PingRoid - Ping Host/IP Address With Android Phone

PingRoid is another tool for android phone. You can use this app to ping any host (eg:-www.mytikus.com) or by it's IP address, using your android phone. Suitable for network administrator to monitor host/server from remote, the app will display any packet loss and other relevant stats.


If you want to monitor your website or maybe for web hosting service provider, you can check whether your site is alive using this application.

This app require internet connection. We have tested using our WiFi and on Android 2.1. This android app is free and you can download from Android Market.


Sebelum dload, kita makan nasi dulu,
~ mytikus

Friday, 6 May 2011

TranslateMe Version 2.0

Apart from acting as a talking translator, TranslateMe app version 2.0 has the option for you to send the translated message via sms to your foreign friends.

First, choose the language you want to translate. To help you with the correct pronunciation, click on the "Speaker" button so the app can read out the translated words for you. Then enter the phone no to sms the translated words or sentence to our friend.


Currently, you need to enter the phone no and click on "Send SMS" (6) to send the translated message via sms.

Your android phone may also needs internet connection before it can do the translation and text-to-speech (TTS) installed to do the talking.

Download the app from Android Market.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

TranslateMe Version 1.8

TranslateMe was formerly known as MyTranslator. We've changed it to avoid confusion with other similar android application name. In this latest version 1.8, we've also included Vietnamese language into the translator.

TranslateMe is a talking translator which can translate several languages.

You can get the latest version here.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

MyTranslator Version 1.7 - More Languages Included

Today, we have released MyTranslator version 1.7. More languages have been included including Malay, Japanese, Chinese and Italian.

The app can do all the translation but it cannot speak in all languages depending on its availability. We have also brushed up some coding in this latest version.

You can get the upgrade here.


~mytikus

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

MyTranslator Version 1.5 - A Talking Translator

Yesterday, we have released a translator app. However, we found it difficult to pronounce the word in French. My tongue is just not that fluent, may be because of budu.

So today, we came out with a new version 1.5. In this latest version, we made the app talking using the text-to-speech (TTS) engine.

For those SPM leavers or students who are going to France to further their studies, this app is very useful for your express learning. The app can pronounce the word for you correctly so that Eric Cantona can understand what you are talking about.

For your info, the app needs internet connection before it can do the translation for you. Also don't forget to install TTS to do the talking. We'll try to include more languages in future upgrade.

The upgrade is free. Get the latest version from our official site here.

en profiter (now I also can speak French),
~mytikus

Monday, 18 April 2011

More New Android App Release - Translator

Just now, we have released another android app, "MyTranslator". This app is for language translation for English, French and Spanish. Here, in Malaysia, English is being taught as second language but we have no clue at all about French or Spanish.

Suitable for students, if you're currently preparing to study in France or Spain, this app is a must study tool. We know students always carry along their phone and with this app, the translator is always in your pocket. It can become your best friend.

As for tourist, if you plan visiting France or watching Messi playing in Barcelona, this app can become a pocket tool when it comes to language translation. You'll have no more problem placing orders in restaurant, hopefully.

With this app, gone are the days when you have to carry along thick dictionary or translation pocket book. Just withdraw your android phone from your pocket, and the translator is ready to assist you.

Again, we've developed it for free and you can download from Android Market.


Kita enjoyyy....
~mytikus

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Colorblind Tester for Android Phone

KalerBlind is another android application for colorblind test. This application is based on Ishihara test.
Select any picture from the gallery to test if you can read the number given. It's free and you can download the .APK file here.


~mytikus

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

App Review - Dog Whistler

DogBuzz is a dog whistler application for android phone. This application has been developed based on ultra sound theory. We cannot guarantee its effectiveness but the app will let you choose different ultra sound frequencies ranging from 12,000 Hz up to 44,000 Hz. Some say the suitable frequency is 20,000 Hz but we do not have any dog to give it a try, even in our neighborhood.

This app also depends on your speaker. We provide alternative frequency (High Pitch) which is actually audible to human hearing and it can be annoying. I've used it to get rid of certain people around me. This option has been tested and it did work. Ha...ha..


Choose any sound frequencies available from the listing and click on the Green Speaker button to start playing the frequency and a progress indication will appear on top of it. The player will play the sound continuously. You can adjust the speaker volume to get most out of it. To stop the player, click on the Red Speaker button and the progress indicator will disappear.

With this app, you can now shoot your neighbour's dog with your android phone but we shall not be held responsible for any consequence, ok. Consult your dog trainer.

You can also test on mosquito and other insects. Some say insects do react to sound frequency it you get it right. Some say it's rubbish because they do not have any ears... haha... funny. Well, it's up to you.

You can download your weapon here to start shooting. It's free.


Happy shooting,
~mytikus

New App Release - Suluh (Flashlight Application)

Mouse Click Ent has released another application for android phone called Suluh. A simple pocket tool which can convert your phone into flashlight. The application will display bright white light on your phone screen.


Useful when you are in the dark with no light, you can run the application to turn your phone into flashlight. You are advisable to have this app for emergency. You may need it when you're traveling in a bus at night or may be when you're out for a movie.

Suluh application is free and you can download it from our official site here.


Roger n out,
~mytikus

Thursday, 7 April 2011

App Upgrade - TraffiCam

TraffiCam version 2.0 has been released. This app will allow traffic users in Malaysia to snap pictures of traffic condition in Malaysia using the traffic camera. In this upgrade we have included more cameras such as AKLEH, PLUS, SHAPADU and Federal Route 2.

No charge for the upgrade and the app is still free. You can download the latest .APK file from our official site here.


Roger n out,
~mytikus

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Application Review - Kompas

Kompas is a small pocket compass for android phone. This application will utilise your phone sensor to point direction to north. We can't say that it's 100% perfect, depending on other conditions but it does point to the north.


Suitable for traveler, tourist or jungle trekker, the compass is now in your pocket. For muslims, you can use it as a guide to find your kiblat. The app itself does not indicate the kiblat direction but it can assist you during emergency.

This app is also free and you can download the .APK file here.

Enjoy it,
~mytikus

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Android ListView Example

This is another tutorial on android application development. It's about ListView where you have several options or list of options for the users to view or select.

We'll show you how:-
1. to create the ListView
2. to add items into the ListView
3. to pop up the item chosen by the user

Step 1
Go to res/layout and open up the main.xml file. Add the following code:-

<ListView android:id="@+id/ListView01"
android:layout_width="wrap_content"
android:layout_height="wrap_content">
</ListView>

Step 2
Go to src folder and open up your .java file. Add the following code:-

import android.app.Activity;
import android.app.AlertDialog;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.AdapterView;
import android.widget.ArrayAdapter;
import android.widget.ListView;
import android.widget.AdapterView.OnItemClickListener;


public class activityTestListView extends Activity 
{
    private ListView lv1;
    private String lv_arr[]={"Option 1","Option 2","Option 3"};
         
    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) 
   {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.main);
       
        lv1=(ListView)findViewById(R.id.ListView01);
        lv1.setAdapter(new ArrayAdapter<String>(this,android.R.layout.simple_list_item_1 , lv_arr));
        lv1.setTextFilterEnabled(true);
        

        //this line is what will happen when user click on the item
        lv1.setOnItemClickListener(new OnItemClickListener()
         {
        @Override
         public void onItemClick(AdapterView<?> a, View v, int position, long id)
            {
            AlertDialog.Builder adb=new AlertDialog.Builder(activityListView.this);
            adb.setTitle("LVSelectedItemExample");
            adb.setMessage("Selected Item is = "+lv1.getItemAtPosition(position));
            adb.setPositiveButton("Ok", null);
            adb.show();
            }
         });

    }
}

Note:-
~ replace "Option 1", "Option 2" and "Option 3" with your own preference

Run the project and click on any item from the listing.

Roger,
mytikus

Making Simple Toast Notification

We use toast notification quite often, especially during testing. Toast notification is a pop up window to show certain message to the users. Toast notification does not involve user interaction (there is no OK, Cancel, Yes, No etc). It will automatically fade in and out. See the sample code below:-

In .java file, put the following code:-

import android.widget.Toast;

public class activityTestToast extends Activity 
{  
    /** Called when the activity is first created. */
    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) 
   {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.main);

        //this line will pop up the message when the application is created
        Toast.makeText(this, "Cikucak!!", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();

   }
}

NOTE:-
1. Replace the work "Cikucak" with any message you prefer.
2. Try LENGTH_SHORT or LENGTH_LONG and see the difference

It's quite simple, right?

Monday, 4 April 2011

Android App Review - TraffiCam

TraffiCam is a small app to view traffic condition in Malaysia. The app will utilise traffic cameras which have been installed by the authority. The condition of the camera is beyond the app control. If the camera is broken, blurred image etc, that is because of poor maintenance. Until now, the camera in SMART highway is still not functioning and we decide not include into the app. We also hope if the authority can get camera with better image, maybe with the capability to zoom in or out. The positioning of the camera is also important so the users can have better view. Well, that's beyond our jurisdiction. We can only help to hook-up the facilities to the people. Maybe they can use it as crime prevention too.

With this app, you can view the following highway or route in Malaysia:-
1. SILK
2. NKVE
3. LDP
4. KESAS
5. PNB (Penang Bridge)
6. SPRINT


There are several cameras installed at each highway/route which you can select to view. Once you've selected the camera location, click on "Snap" to snap the traffic picture. It will snap the latest picture or the moment you snap it. Below is the image captured using camera in NKVE - Bukit Lanjan KM20.9. As you can see, the traffic on your right is quite congested... so, avoid this route.


The app will snap only picture file and there is no video streaming. That will be a lot faster than playing a video file. The picture will also reveal the date and time it's being captured.

The petrol is getting expensive and more expensive. So, avoid wasting your petrol in traffic-jam, ok? Hmmm... if you look in the picture above, how can paid highway also get congested? Sigh! Luckily we're in Kelantan.

Though the petrol price is rising and rising, we are distributing this app for free. You can download the .APK file here

Below is the sample when the camera is not maintained properly. We do not know what has caused the problem but it was taken from Kesas Highway - Kewajipan KM36.8.





Kita enjoy,
mytikus

Playing Audio File from Raw Resources

We'll share some info on how to play audio or video which can be stored in application's resource folder (res > raw).


Step 1: Put the audio/video file in (res/raw) folder of your project. If the "raw" folder does not exist, create one.
Step 2: Put in the following code:-


Private MediaPlayer mp;

mp = MediaPlayer.create(this, R.raw.audiofilename);
                    mp.setLooping(true);
                    mp.start();

Note:-
1. Change the audiofilename according to your own audio file name.
2. When you mp.setLooping(true), the audio file will play continuosly until you stop it.

Roger,
mytikus

How to Use Button Click

Button is the most commonly use function to fire up an event or action. We'll show an example to use button with android. How to get an action when you click on a button?


In your main.xml file, create the button like this:-
<Button android:id="@+id/Button01"
    android:layout_width="wrap_content"
    android:layout_height="wrap_content"
    android:onClick="myClickHandler" 
    android:text="Click Me"/>


Then in your .java file, put this code:-

public class buttonclick extends Activity
{
    private Button btnclickme;    

    @Override
    public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState)
    {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.main);
        btnclickme = (Button) findViewById(R.id.Button01);

        btnclickme.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener()
        {
            public void onClick(View v)            
            {
                 //what happen when click            
                 //put your code here
             }
         });               
    }
}



How's that? Hope that's helpful.

Radio Button and Radio Group

You use radio button to allow users to select certain item from several options. What if you want to allow user to select only one item? You can use Radio Group.

In the layout folder, open the main.xml file and put in the following code:-

<RadioGroup android:layout_width="fill_parent"
android:layout_height="fill_parent"
 android:orientation="vertical"
 android:id="@+id/QueGroup1">

            <RadioButton android:text=" Option 1..........."
            android:textColor="#ffff00"
             android:id="@+id/RadioButton01"
             android:layout_width="wrap_content"
             android:checked="true"
             android:layout_height="wrap_content">
             </RadioButton>
            
             <RadioButton android:text=" Option 2.........."
             android:textColor="#ffff00"
             android:id="@+id/RadioButton02"
             android:layout_width="wrap_content"
             android:layout_height="wrap_content"></RadioButton>
</RadioGroup>

User can only select one item (either Option 1 OR option 2) from the Radio Group. Hope that will help.


Roger,
~mytikus

Start Blogging

We start blogging to share info and knowledge on android application development, news or other related info. We did some reading about android sometime around November 2010. To date, we have developed 8 apps for fun which are currently available for free.

Our official site is at www.mytikus.com where you can get all the official info, news, download or updates. We tend to blog to share our knowledge and info about android with the rest of you.

Roger,
~mytikus