QuickFit 1.1 released

Juliane Lehmann / Mon, Apr 11, 2016

QuickFit now allow scheduling workouts on a weekly repeating basis!

This update is all about taking even more thought and effort out of tracking workouts with Google Fit: Set up once when you plan doing your workouts, and then get reminded via a notification to actually do it, and to enter your session into Google Fit. The focus is still on delivering minimal UI that allows the user to get all needed information as fast as possible.

New app: QuickFit

Juliane Lehmann / Wed, Feb 24, 2016

I’m learning Android development, and after hacking on Watchlater for a while, it was time for the first project completely of my own, that should also allow me to try my hand at some framework component that Watchlater simply had no use for. That project lies dormant on my HDD - while it taught me about the support library, material design and all about the service lifecycle, ultimately my goal of writing the IRC client I wanted was doomed from the start. The IRC protocol simply does not allow to identify users persistently, and so my goal of presenting query conversations on the same level as channels was unreachable. So QuickFit is the much better replacement project.

For me, using Google Fit is about logging my activity, looking at the calendar view and seeing a nice, high level and getting my daily pling. So walking and cycling gets tracked nicely automatically, but of course I want to enter my other workouts too. The Google Fit app can do this, but it is a bit of a long process: select the activity from the dropdown (easy, with the favorites), enter a time span, hit submit, get the “activity is in the future” message, go back, decide on some easy-to-enter start time that will work, hit submit again. That should be easier!

There was my perfect excuse for an app that allows me to:

Available for free on Google Play, or be a beta tester

Find the source (Apache License 2.0) on GitHub

I’d be happy about feedback by mail, or raise an issue on GitHub.

App update: Watch Later 1.3.1

Maximilian Hille / Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Watch Later got another update:

Available for free on Google Play

Feedback welcome on Reddit

Find the source (GPL) on GitHub

App update: Watch Later 1.2.2

Maximilian Hille / Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Watch Later got an update:

Unfortunately, we did not have time yet to get around Android M’s AppLinks-Anti-Feature. There are some ideas, but no time right now.

Available for free on Google Play

Feedback welcome on Reddit

Find the source (GPL) on GitHub

Android cheatsheet

Maximilian Hille / Wed, Jul 29, 2015

I googled the following things so often that I will be lazy and put them on my site for easier retrieval:

Android debug keystore fingerprint

keytool -list -v -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android


Android emulator hardware acceleration

emulator -avd <avd_name> -qemu -m 512 -enable-kvm


Android emulator mock GPS location

adb emu geo fix 121.4961236714487 31.24010934431376


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