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Six Button Launcher v1.0

Posted: May 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Six Button Launcher is an home replacement I wrote for my mother. She has recently had her first smart phone, a 2nd gen Moto G, which she was struggling to use. “Too many apps, too many screens, I just need a phone”

Six Button Launcher allows the user to assign applications to six large buttons on one screen.


BlueTooth Unlock 1.9

Posted: June 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Version 1.9 has added a manual lock preference.

When selected BlueTooth Unlock will create a notification that can be used to manually lock your device after it has been unlocked.

Bluetooth Unlock 1.8

Posted: May 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

More updates…

More debugging.

Bug fix for application to start preference. Applications with multiple entry points such as the phone and people application are dealt with correctly. If you had an application to start defined it will need reselecting in the preferences.

BlueUnlock 1.7

Posted: April 24, 2012 in Uncategorized

Latest release enables better communication between me and you.
I’ve added a contact button for you to use to request help and submit feature requests via email.
I’ve also added a review button so that you can give it a review if you like it,
I’ve also added a button for you to send the debugging log file attached as an email.
The debug code has been tidied up so that only one log file is in created.

Linux Mint 11 Random Logout.

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

I have a Sony Vaio laptop with Nvidia graphics running Linux Mint 11 and for the most part it runs really well. However, there has been one annoying problem with it. Every now and then it would log me out for no apparent reason, usually within the first ten to 15 minutes of boot up. Anyway I’ve done some digging to try to solve this issue and it appears to be a bug in Ubuntu. Further investigation revealed a possible work around the details of with can be found here

The general gist of things is that there a race condition that causes a crash.

It can be solved thus;

Add “sleep 3” to the end of /etc/init/gdm.conf

sleep 3
exec gdm-binary $CONFIG_FILE
end script

I’ve implemented the work around and everything seems to be working fine.

BlueUnlock Updated Again

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

BlueUnlock has been updated to 1.5.

When starting BlueUnlock the application would hang whilst loading the list of applications to launch. Now when the application starts a progress dialog is displayed whilst the list is loaded.

The list of applications has been tidied up. Application icons are all the same size and the list looks the same in landscape and portrait.

Question: Would it be worthwhile allowing different bluetooth devices to launch different applications?

BlueUnlock Updated

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve received an email from a customer saying that BlueUnlock wasn’t working for them.

I’ve updated BlueUnlock to include debug information. This is switchable by a check box preference. The logging events are written to the SD card hence the additional permission.

Hopefully this will enable me to provide a better service should things not work for you.