Monday, February 4, 2013

Best lag fix ever?

Disclaimer: this fix does not apply to everybody ;)

I've had several Android devices since Android 2.1 and I've always been bothered with that occasional lag you get way to often!

I've tried many ways to squeeze that tiny little bit of speed from the hardware, with little to no success. Sometimes it would be a bit better yet not perfect; Sometimes the 'better' was just placebo.

My current phone is a galaxy nexus. I'm generally happy with it but it felt laggy. From time to time I would pick up the nexus of a friend and feel it was much more smooth and responsive.

Well, I finally found the reason: my wallpaper.
I am a hobbyist photographer. When I started this hobby I took an oath: "I will never have a wallpaper that I didn't shoot myself.". A good way to keep the motivation to use this awfully expensive gear :)
Now my mistake was to not resize the pictures and use them directly as wallpapers. I'm talking about 18ish MP high quality pictures. Once resized to the desktop size (that's about twice as wide as the device held in portrait mode) lags are gone.

When I discovered this, my phone was running Android 4.1.2 I believe, it is now running Android 4.2.1. Maybe it no longer applies to 4.2, but lags didn't come back.
This is definitively not placebo :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Promotion

The Pro version of the widget is now available on the Android Market for 0.50€ or the lowest price the market let me set in your currency :)

The promotion will continue until christmas, possibly until the new year.

P.S. : The original idea was to set it to 0.10$/€ but unfortunately this is not possible! However, Google did it for some high-quality applications, to celebrate the 10 millionth download on the Android Market. Check-it out here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Text Battery Widget Free & Pro : new version 1.3.9

New free & pro versions (1.3.9)

* Added support for Russian (thanks to 200mpx)
* Added percent string below the number (pro version only for now)
* Slightly modified the layout

I've added a small space between the number and what I call the status line ('charging'/'percent') because the text of these two lines was touching sometimes.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Text Battery Widget Pro V1.3.6

New pro version 1.3.6

Some new features in this version :

 * Added possibility to insert a space between numbers
 * Added optional "fully charged" text when the battery is full (localized in your language)
 * Optimized and reduced apk size