Sunday, October 17, 2010

Darkfall Status Updated to 2.0!

Darkfall Status gives Android phone users updates on the server status for the computer game Darkfall Online. Please visit for more information.

A new version (2.0.0) of Darkfall Status was released for all Android 1.5+ phones. The new version features:
  • Completely revamped user interface
  • More interval options
  • Optional auto-boot with phone
  • Better reliability than previous releases. 
Please note that because of the way Android works, the background service will run more reliably better if Ongoing Notifications are enabled.

Darkfall Status - New UI

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What Color? - Version 1.5 released!

A new version of What Color? was released to the Android Market today. This update brings portrait mode to all phones that have an orientation sensor. The portrait mode works similar to Android 2.2's built in camera app. The shutter and pause buttons are rotated when the camera is rotated into portrait mode.

The pull-out drawer is not yet visible in portrait mode, but I am hoping to enable this in the future. Also, for phones that already had portrait mode enabled (G1, MyTouch, pre Froyo Nexus One) the app will work exactly the same as before.

In addition, full support for Android 2.2 (Froyo) phones has been added. This includes the ability to move the app to SD card and support for the new backup features. The settings of the app will be backed up to Google's cloud backup service automatically.

Finally, there were a few bugs on certain phones (HTC Hero for one) caused by the camera preview failing to restart after going into the Settings Menu. This has been fixed by restarting the camera after a few seconds if it fails to start the first time.

For users of the Samsung Moment: The camera preview format this phone uses (yuv420p) does not comply with the standard format that Google supposedly guarantees to work with all phones (yuv420sp). Therefore, color information on this phone cannot currently be decoded, since it is stored in a different order. Instead you must snap a picture and use Static mode to get color information. I will work on trying to decode this color format, but there is very little information to be found and I have so far had no luck in doing so.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What Color? - Version 1.4 released!

WhatColor? is a program for Android version 1.5 (Cupcake) and higher phones. You simply point your phone's built-in camera at an object and it will display the color of that object.

A new version of What Color? was released to the Android market today. New features include Text-To-Speech and text size adjustment. You can also toggle the pull-out containing additional color information for live mode and/or static mode. This gives a little more screen space for the camera image on screen.

Friday, October 30, 2009

"What Color?" App Released

Simply point the camera at an object and it gives you the basic color name, along with RGB, HSV, CMYK, and HTML coded.

You can also snap the picture to view in static mode. Touch anywhere on a static picture to get a color name. In this mode, there are over 1600 color names. You can also zoom in and out, scroll around, and adjust brightness, saturation, and color balance.

The app costs $0.99 and is available in the Android Market now for phones running version 1.6 (Donut) or higher.

"Darkfall Status" App Released

Get updates on the server status for the MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) Darkfall Online. Visit for more on the game.

Choose to be updated only when the server status changes or an ongoing notification that keeps the status icon in the notification bar at all times.

The app is available for free on the Android Market now.