I was hoping to write a service on Android that would list all applications installed as per previous post.Then, It would decide to update automatically some apps and install others. Is there any class on the SDK that has this kind of functionality? That is, can I call some API or code to install an application on the phone? Can I force some updates as well?
I've foud that the PackageManager.installPackage(...) method was used to do that, but is no longer supported (http://developer.android.com/ sdk/api_diff/4/changes/android.content.pm.PackageManager.html)
Is there any way to determine programmatically the time at which an Android application was installed? I don't see anything in PackageInfo, etc.
--EDIT-- To clarify, App A is installed at Time X. At some later time, Time Y, App B is installed. Is there any way App B can know when App A was installed? The link http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2831333/how-to-get-app-install-time-from-android/2920310#2920310 indicates that reading the modify time on the source dir of the App is sufficient. Is this really correct? Why?
Followed the instructions in http://developer.android.com/sdk/adding-components.html for adding 2.0 as components to an existing 1.6 SDK, from within Eclipse.
It didn't work. Not by a long shot. Instead, it got partway through and then said that C:android-sdk-windows-1.6_r1 tempDocPackage.new01 couldn't be copied because of a lock, and similarly for PlatformPackage.new01.
It said to shut down running programs, but the only program running was Eclipse, which was needed to do the upgrade.
The cancel button was disabled, and the close box didn't work. Shutting down Eclipse killed it, but left C:android-sdk-windows-1.6_r1 in a corrupted state. Restarting Eclipse showed the Android projects with errors, no SDK, and a disabled Android SDK and AVD Manager (which means no ability to rerun the install).
Shutting down Eclipse, renaming the corrupted SDK directory, unzipping 1.6 again into C:, and restarting Eclipse made it as if nothing had ever happened, which is good. But it is not possible to complete the install from Eclipse, which is bad.
When I run my application on a physical phone from within Eclipse, my Google MapView works perfectly. If export the app to an apk file and install it to the same phone from the command line with adb then the MapView comes up but shows only the Google logo and grid - no map tiles appear. I'm using a debug application key and a GMaps API key generated with that debug key. I've verified that this happens on both the Droid and N1 phones. The logcat looks identical in both the working and non-working cases - no obvious error messages.
Yes we have threads about this already but we still have not gotten an answer AND I think it's about time somebody at least explain what does this number actually MEAN. I'm getting frustrated with the lack of transparency on this.
My apps used to be around 56% active installs
VERY soon after I updated the apps to allow install to SDCARD (preferExternal), then the active install count started dropping like a rock. Now it's around 39% today for my main app.
My opinion is there is a bug in the SDCARD install feature somewhere that is not counting those installs. We know there already is a bug with home screen icons if you install to sdcard you will get a blank icon until the Home app restarts.
I was wondering if there is a way of enabling the GPS programmatically through an application without going to the menu Settings > Security & location > Enable GPS satellites. Please let me know if there is a way, I've seen this asked a million times in this group but there are never any replies.
i'm currently setting the alarm via the following.. //set the alarm alarm.set(AlarmManager.RTC_WAKEUP, cal.getTimeInMillis(), pendingintent); i don't seem to see an AlarmManager method that allows me to get the time of that set alarm... Is there a way to do it from somewhere else in my app?
So I read the xml tricks 2 from developer.android.com, and it worked for me. But I need to programmatically include 1 xml into another. addview returns
07-12 01:01:18.429: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(267): java.lang.IllegalStateException: The specified child already has a parent. You must call removeView() on the child's parent first. 07-12 01:01:18.429: ERROR/AndroidRuntime(267): at android.view.ViewGroup.addViewInner(ViewGroup.java:1970)
((ViewGroup) placeHolderProductList).addView(productList, new LinearLayout.LayoutParams(LinearLayout.LayoutParams.FILL_PARENT, LinearLayout.LayoutParams.WRAP_CONTENT)) ;
I red in these discussion groups that you cannot programmatically turn on/off the GPS : Mark Murphy was exhaustive, as always. But i found a 3rd party App, in the market, that creates a widget capable of switching the GPS on/off. How did they do it? Are they using a different SDK ?
On Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Vipul <vipulpancha...@gmail.com> wrote: > I want to get the name of device programmatically. > Suppose anyone has set the device name as "My New Phone"> I want to get that.
i have a requirement to place 2 overlapping image view inside a web view.the upper image view can be moved using trackball and the lower image view is static.now i want to capture the whole screen programmatically and save it as an image.i have referred this link but unable to get the solution.
I am trying to improve the layout for my game. The problem is that while I can create a good layout for one android phone, it doesn't work for another, ie the trackball for MyTouch is on the right side (landscape mode), but for the MyCliq, the DPad is on the left side. Is there a way to programmatically set the layout based on which phone it is?
In an Android application I am writing, the styling for my various TextView elements is defined in an xml resource. I would like enable the user to change certain styles such as android:typeface using a PreferenceActivity. Is there a way to modify a style resource programmatically such that all associated widgets will update correctly? If not, must I manually select all widgets by id and change their styling?
I'm currently writing an app in Android that works with the GPS, at the moment I'm able to work out whether the GPS is enabled, my problem is that I want to enable the GPS on app startup if it is disabled, how can I do this programmaticaly?
Is it possible to enable usb debugging (under settings/applications/development) programatically from within my app? I was looking at Permission.WRITE_SETTINGS and http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/Settings.System.html but couldn't find anything appropriate.