I just got an Android phone for my son. Is there any way to set up parental restrictions on the phone so he doesn't have full access to everything on the browser? I have hidden the browser icon, but that's not going to work very long. He's not very computer/tech savvy, but his friends will show him. His iPod Touch has restriction settings, so wondering if Android has anything like it. I've searched this forum and the net and haven't found anything.
I recently spotted my 9 year old son searching for inappropriate stuff inside the Google Chrome app. Is it possible to restrict the browser so that when he googles certain words, it wouldn't bring out any results? I've seen programs that do that but I can't recall any of them. Oh, and he's using the original Nexus 7.
I cannot find any articles on the content restrictions for developing on Andriod. Are there any? My client wants to make an app that contains 'strong adult language' for sexual position as well as potentially adult imagery.
Currently porting an iPhone application to Android. I've encountered an issue that I haven't been able to overcome. On the iPhone, translating your text is trivial. Put all your strings/text in Localizable.strings in the format: "sentence to translate" = "sentence translated" The original string can contain any characters of any type. So, what are the restrictions in the name of a resource on Android. Or is there a way to circumvent it and easily replace one string with another. I'd like to keep the original dictionary of text I was using on the iPhone to keep things simple and not introduce any unnecessary errors.
Anything out there that can help keep app browsing secure and safe?Also anything that can be added to the standard browser to put browsing restrictions on without having to turn it on and off with every reboot?
If I root my GSIII can the size limit on video text messages be adjusted or deleted all together? This is the only thing I don't like about my phone, I send a lot of video tex+ messages and this drives me crazy. I know I can change my video settings for MMS but the quality is really crappy.
I was wondering if there's any way to put restrictions on a Samsung galaxy tab such as only being able to use the web browsing ... So i would like to disable the use of the android market etc. For school purposes (dont want my students playing games downloading etc etc).
I have tried numerous launchers and have found it difficult to find any launchers that allow you to go above 72x72 resolution for icons. The only one that would was Go Launcher EX and that simply scaled them up to a barely noticeable 82x82.
Is there a launcher which allows you to load icons that are say 100x100 and that does not scale them?
Does the 4.4 update remove the carriers restrictions on the Google wallet? Specifically can you use the nfc payment. I read that the carriers restricted the nfc payment feature on Google wallet for "supposed security reasons" and that the 4.4 update is supposed to fix this.
Bought my Desire HD yesterday.I need some advice as to what I should install. So far I have (rightly or wrongly) downloaded: HTC Sync 3.xxx. Froyo Advanced AppKiller Synced my Google calendar with the Calendar app on the phone.
I've been searching this site and found some answers related to setting an alarm. I've successfully been able to set up an alarm.From an activity I set an alarm that at certain time and date will call a receiver,From the receiver I call a service.From the service I send a notification (on the notification bar) to the user.I set up an alarm 5 minutes from now. Say I turn off the phone and turn it back on (it seems it forgets the alarm). How can I prevent this from happening? Do I really need to call a service to send the notifications or can I do it from the receiver?
My Gmail account works great, and I have my aol and yahoo acounts set up no problem (well the yahoo was a little problem but got it to work so thats all that matters). I have 2 other email accounts that no matter what I do I can not get them to work. One is my works email which is handled by a company called network solutions. I can get the incoming server setup fine but I can not get the outgoing to work. The other is my school email which is some sort of msn email account variation (email@example.com which i log into through msn.com). I cant get anything to work for this accuont.
Set it up last night and went through the basic set up screens that pop up automaticall. I set up the email account I use all the time but also set up a GMAIL account as I had read that Android really likes to sync with GMAIL. Once these were done I then set up a couple of things on the home screens and then thought right, time to get some apps. Clicked on the Market icon, selcted a couple of things to download, like google voice control app, clicked ok. Download seemed to start but withing 10 seconds in the notification bar I got an error saying download unsuccessful please try later.
Now basically all I have done is set up the very basics on a brand new phone, created a brand new GMAIL account, just with username and password, and thats it. I have also tried a full factory reset of the phone and starting over, but still no good. Is there something else I need to do, that the phone isn't prompting me to do or is there something wrong somewhere.
Every app I make starts out with a number of common base classes, interfaces, utility classes and a basic package structure that has been working for me. Is there a way for me to set up a project template in Eclipse that will give me all of the basic Android project stuff PLUS a bunch of custom packages, classes and interfaces? I guess I could just put all of this stuff into one or more libraries as opposed to creating a whole project template, so if you have a preferred approach or information/links/etc on how to do any of the above, please share (I'm relatively inexperienced with Eclipse, so the more detail the better).
I've given up on finding an automatic OTA sync for my photos so I figured since I plug my phone to the computer once a day anyways, why not just use that. I'd like to have a program that would automatically sync my photos/videos or a specified folder/directory to my computer.
note: there are two versions of VLC Remote, I'm talking about this one: http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.hobbyistsoftware.android.vlcremote_us
Is VLC Setup Helper supposed to be open on the computer to establish a connection with my phone? When I'm playing a file in VLC, and open up the phone's app, it won't connect until I open up "VLC Setup Helper". It just seems a hassle to always remember to open up VLC Setup Helper all the time.
I was able to successfully setup a POP account through the Setup Screen...in fact when I go back through Setup, I still see the account. The problem is I can't DO anything with it in setup (including deleting it to start over) and it doesn't show up in my Apps window with an icon! I see it on the setup screen labeled "Setup Accounts" but no matter if I tap it or hold it or swipe it or try to hit the menu key, it just sits there. There is a green button with the checkmark in it. I guess what I would think i ought to be able to do is to assign it an icon (or even get a generic one) and find the account listed on my app screen...I'm willing to reset it, but I can't even delete it to start!
Can anyone recommend a Bluetooth device (with a FM transmitter) so that I can make/receive calls and stream Pandora through my car stereo speakers? Is Motorokr t505 any good? Are there better alternatives to this?