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Wakeup Daydream

Introduction

Would you like to use your tablet as a live billboard showing the current time as well as the RSS feed of your choice with large fonts that you could read from across the room ?

Please check the screenshots.

Description

It is useful for:
a) Night watch
b) Glance at the screen from across the room when you prepare to leave to work.

One thing the app doesn’t try to do is be another application that shows temperature, or integrate with aggregation services.

Features:

You have full control over most of the aspects of the application, here are some of the features:
a) whether to show the hour in bold or not
b) color for hour / minutes and 12/24 hours format
c) color and font size of the headlines
d) fade-in animation for the free version (2 more animations on the PRO version)
e) refresh interval
f) it does not integrate with Google / Facebook etc, you have to type in a valid RSS feed URL.

This uses the Daydream functionality added in Android 4.2.2 thus will not work if you have an older version of Android.
It does not install an Application icon, you have to go to Settings / Display, activate the Daydream functionality if it is currently disabled, then you will see a new entry – Wakeup Daydream. You can then configure it and set it as default.
I have set the Daydream to start when my tablet is connected to the charger.

Animations are nice to have, but they use a lot of the processor power. Please set the Animation to None if you want to minimize CPU usage.

Wakeup Daydream Pro Unlocker

For the PRO version, please go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nativnux.daydream.unlocker

Download:

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Wakeup Daydream.apk

 

Nativnux Aquarium Logger

Introduction

Tired of keeping a log book on your aquariums ?

This application is an electronic version of a log book. It helps you keep track of all measurements / observations – and it makes it easy to check on the history of your aquarium.

Description

There’s no predefined set of measurements (kH, pH, etc …), you are in control of all these types of actions. The application comes preinstalled with a basic set of actions, but you can edit / delete / add new ones. For example, it is not uncommon to have various sets of Calcium measurements kits (Sera, or Hanna, etc …) thus you can add both of them and input values depending on which one you use.

With a quick glance you have access to the history of your aquarium which helps planing ahead or determining whatever you need to do.

There are two types of actions. Repeating actions (you have full control defining them based on your needs) as well as notes you consider worthy of mentioning. Do you notice a plant started to grow better ? Or a coral ? Add it as a note. Did you do a water change, measured pH or added some type of fertilizer ? Add it as an entry of type Water Change with value 7.

Features:
– You can track as many aquariums you want.
– Unlimited number of log entries for each aquarium.
– Unlimited number of types of actions that you can add (and you can remove the predefined ones)
– Database import / export for backup purposes.
– English / French translations
– Grouping of actions by days in relative time: “X days ago”.
– You can add / remove photos for each log entry (to keep track of plants / fish / coral growth)
– No Privacy Permisions requested (Internet permissions to be able to serve ads, sdcard access permission needed for the log file as well as for the Database Import / Export operations).
– Charting ability for actions (it uses the first number found on the Value line, so you can anything else around the number as long as you use space around it to separate it from the text). You can select multiple actions to have them charted at once.
– Calendar reminders for each activity of an aquarium.
– Searching within the log entries of each aquarium. You can search by name / value.
– Navigation Drawer for ease of switching between aquariums.

Nativnux Aquarium Logger Pro Unlocker

Ads can be eliminated from the application by buying the Pro Unlocker: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nativnux.aqlog.unlocker

If you have feedback or ideas that might help improve the application or the chores of maintaining the aquarium, please use the “Send feedback” feature.

Enjoy!

PS: the screenshots are for the unlocked version of the application.

Download:

AquariumLogger.apk

iptraf Installer

Installer for iptraf 3.0.0 cross-compiled for ARM platforms.

Prerequisites: rooted phone and busybox installed on /system/xbin.
You also need to have about 1Mb free on your /system partition.

Usage:

To use iptraf, you need to either have an SSH server on your phone (for example DroidSSHd) and connect using Putty from your PC, or you can use the Terminal Emulator (please see attached screenshots).

Any terminal emulator application should work, but iptraf requires at least 80×24 characters screen so for smaller screens you might need to reduce the font size a lot to make it fit.

The price is payed for the installer and the effort to have iptraf cross-compiled for Android, since iptraf is distributed under GPL license. Put in a different way, you are just buying me a beer for making it easier for you to have iptraf on your phone!

Filters:

If you decide to connect using SSH, the trouble is that iptraf will show the SSH traffic too – something that you might not want to have there constantly updating.

It would seem intuitive to create a filter which excludes SSH port from the traffic, but once you do that, iptraf will not show anything else; iptraf actually has an “implicit no-display” policy meaning that once you apply a filter (include / exclude) nothing else is displayed, even if the filter is Exclude mode. You will need to have an additional Include entry added to the filter (after the Exclusion entry taking care of the SSH port) where everything is 0 and all the ports have an Y next to them. Please check attached screenshots as an example on how the entries of the filter should look like.

Please do not forget to “Apply filter…” every time you change something in the filters. X saves the filter, Ctrl-X cancel the changes, but even if you press X, the filter is not yet applied unless you Apply the filter.

Download:

IptrafInstaller.apk

Immersive Wallpapers

Description

12 hand picked, immersive, spectacular, diverse, saturated HD wallpapers for you to enjoy!

The application allows you to select which part of the photos (bundled within) you would like to have as a background.

12 available now, more applications to follow!

Download

SpectacularWallpapers.apk

Nativnux Installer

Installer for Midnight Commander 4.7.5.4 cross-compiled for ARM platforms.

Prerequisites: rooted phone and busybox installed.
You also need to have about 5.5Mb free on your /system partition.

Usage:

To use MC, you need to either have an SSH server on your phone (for example DroidSSHd) and connect using Putty from your PC, or you can use the Terminal Emulator (please see attached screenshots).

Any terminal emulator application works given that it supports “screen” as terminal type.

The price is payed for the installer and the effort to have MC cross-compiled for Android, since MC is distributed under GPL license. Put in a different way, you are just buying me a beer for making it easier for you to have MC on your phone!

Download:

NativnuxInstaller.apk

Current Date 1×1 Widget

Description

Highly configurable widget that displays the current date on the Home Screen using a 1×1 square.

Advantages:

  • saves precious screen space
  • saves finger movements, not having to drag the notification bar to check the current date
  • saves battery life since there’s only one event firing at midnight to refresh with the new date.
  • supports multi-language as it is using the phone’s months / days predefined values.

Header (colored bar on top) as well as Body (the white space) are configurable.

Clicking the widgets opens the phone’s calendar.

To reconfigure the widget you have to remove the widget and add a new one by selecting the values you want.

Download:

CurrentDateWidget.apk

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