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Last Runner – Android, iOS and Windows Phone Game

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Last Runner is an Endless runner made for Android and iOS. Unlike Temple run and Subway Surfers, it’s a 2D game similar to Monster Dash by Half Brick studio.

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It got only one function, and that is to tap the screen for jump and double tap the screen for double jump. The Double jump functionality is a bit Tricky, it Does not always double jump when you try to double jump. It some times frustrates the player, but that is the beauty of an Addictive game.

Developer says that
“The One who Masters the Double Jump will conquer this Game”

Another most wonderful and main feature is all the drawings of this game are hand drawn and the scene changes every time you surpass a certain score.

Also the Game is integrated with Google Play Services so the player can log with Google Plus and  compete with their friends and Earn Achievements through the Game.

Google Play Game services feature is only available in the Android version

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The Game starts with a Story where a Volcano is erupting in a beautiful environment, its the first sign of world coming to an end. The two characters, the Professor and the Hero are discussing about collecting Life energy from around the world to create a magical Serum which will help turn a bare planet into another beautiful Earth which the earthlings are planning to migrate. So the hero turns into his Super Mode to Go after them through different environments lands.
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last runner high score
The game is a super good casual one specially when u are waiting for a train or bus. Competing with your friends makes it more Addictive. This is a Must try Game.

Watch the Trailer here

So Go On Guys, Download the Game and start playing
DON’T FORGET to RATE  🙂

You can download it by clicking the Buttons below
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VAM Browser – Award Winning Research

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This is a Research done by me and my research group back when we were doing our final year BSc in IT. This is kind of a predecessor for the Cortona that’s available for windows phone 8.1 now

Also this research won the “Youth Encouragement Award” in
the eSwabhimani 2012 Sri Lanka

The Research Paper is Published at the GHTC SAS 2013 Conference Held at Thiruvananthapuram India

See the research Here
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or Use QR Reader
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This is what our research stated back in 2012 states

“Technology is growing fast with the time. The days of desktop pcs and laptop pcs’ are disappearing fast. Now the latest and fastest growing technology is smart phone technology. Even though the earlier smart phones did not support much features, now it is been appearing with much more powerful hardware to support latest features. Internet access is a must these days, any smart phones without a web browser is a useless device. So, this research, Voice Active Mobil Web Browser, Assisting Vision Impaired people(VAM Web Browser), is carried out to find the difficulties Smartphone users are experiencing with their mobile web browsers and to provide a solution to it. The main research areas covered in this research project is implementing a web browser which has the feature to read web pages and to accept voice commands from user to execute some functions. Also this mobile web browser will have an advanced downloader feature which will support pausing the download and resume again. . Even though this system is not targeted to blind people the system will facilitate the vision impaired people as it got voice to text, text to voice features.”

Visit the Research Site for more details and Docs
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Setting Up JDK for JAVA Development in your Windows PC

Android is based on Java so
First you need JDK(Java Development KIT) installed in your machine and it needs to be configured in the Environment Variables.
To check if JDK is already installed in your machine. Open the command prompt and type “javac”
javac

Then press enter. If you see a screen like this

javacresults

That means you have JDK installed and configured.
else go to
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk8-downloads-2133151.html

And download the JDK suitable for your pc version(The latest version changes with years this Screen shot is taken on 2014 September)
JDK Download

After you have downloaded it and installed it copy the path of the bin folder in side the installation folder. Installation folder path will be normally
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_05\bin
Depending on the version of Java u have installed the folder name and depending on the Windows version the program folder name also changes.

Now Go to Control Panel-> System and click on Advanced System Settings
Advanced system Settings

Step 1
You will see a new Window called “System Properties” Pop up

Step 2
Then in that Windows you will see a Button Saying “Environment Variables”, click on it

Step 3
It opens a new window called “Environment Variables”

Note: Before Going to Step 4, check if the “User Variables for ‘Your PC user name’ “, already got “path” in the list, if it was not there follow Step 4 else skip to Step 5.2

Step 4
In that window under the “User Variables for ‘Your PC user name‘ “Click the New Button

Step 5
Now you will see a new window “New User Variable”, there on the ‘Variable name‘ section type “path”, and on the ‘Variable value‘ section paste the java sdk path you have copied earlier

Step 5.2
If there is already a path variable, select that section and click on the “Edit”, and without doing anything  in the ‘Variable name‘ section, go to the ‘Variable value‘ and add a “;” next to the existing value and paste the java sdk path you have copied earlier.

Step 6
After adding the value, click ‘OK’ , then again ‘OK’ on the “Environment Variables” window and finally click  on the ‘Apply” button on the “System Properties” window.

Settings

Now you will be able to get the result I have got earlier when typing “Javac” on the command prompt.

 

 

 

What is Android ?

The word Android originally means Human Robot.

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But here what we are going to see is Android the Mobile OS that is ruling the world now. So Android basically is an operating system like windows xp, windows 7, Ubuntu, Fedora and many other.

Android is open source. So developers are all around world are always up to improving the OS for a better performance. So Android always comes up with new and latest features compared to other OS available in the market.

Android project started by an individual and then later bought by Google and now it is developed in a large scale.

Operating system is free and updates are also given out as free. After Google acquired the Android, Google services are also connected with android which enhanced the features and power of the devices.

Google is constantly working on new versions of the Android software. These releases are infrequent; at the moment they normally come out every six months or so, but Google is looking to slow this down to once a year.

Versions usually come with a numerical code and a name that’s so far been themed after sweets and desserts, running in alphabetical order.

  • Android 1.5 Cupcake
  • Android 1.6 Donut
  • Android 2.1 Eclair
  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: The first OS to run on smartphones and tablet
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Android is developed using a slightly customized JAVA also known as Android. The lower level architecture works on Linux.

Eclipse with ADT plugin and Android Studio are used as tools to develop apps for Android Phones.

To know about Android you can visit – http://www.android.com/
To know about Android development you can visit – http://developer.android.com/index.html

My Life with Google Play Store

Hi Guys, this time I am back with some experience to share. Due to many requests I got from my developer community fans, I have decided to share my Google Play Store Experience…!

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As you know Google Play store is the Official Android App Store, where almost all the android users get their apps from.

So in this article I’ll write some points, in the forms of tips, based on my 2 years of experience with Google Play Store, where I have published more than 36 apps, with total of more than 1 Million User Base(apps downloaded more than 1 000 000 times), lost 7 apps, lost 2 of my play store accounts and running my 3rd account.

Hope the qualifications in the above paragraph will urge you to read the article 😉

Good to Know
Creating a Google Play Store account costs you one time payment of 25 USD.
You can publish unlimited apps till 3 of your apps get suspended for violating their privacy policy and BLA BLA things…!
After market get suspended, they will not allow you to start a Google Play app store from the same account. So you have to start another Account.
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Tip 1
When you are planning to publish an app for money(Selling an app for money in app store), unless you have a good client info tracking system don’t do it. Because one guy can buy your app, create backup which gives him the apk of your app, which he will publish in the Open Internet for everyone to get it and have it for Free. So always build free apps with Ads, so whatever happens you will still get money out of the ads.

Tip 2
Before you name your app please check if the word you are going to use in your app is allowed in United States of America. Because USA is the number one android market place with more than 75% of the app downloads happen, also they ban apps which has certain words or names. For example if ‘country x’ is in their black list, they block the apps with ‘country x’ in their names. Which will end up in a big loss to your app and expectations.

Tip 3
One of the easiest way to gain lots of download is to use a brand name(example: batman, Spiderman, Google), or a similar name to a popular app that’s available on that season(example: flappy bird, flappy tin man). But be warned that your app will be suspended sooner or later, even without giving you a warning. And there is no way of getting the app online.
Best tip on this will be use the brand name for sometime and replace them with your own after getting enough rating so your app is visible in the search(Not Recommended, you don’t know when they will suspend the app).

Tip 4
Add some relevant and popular tags in the description before publishing the app, it generates some traffic for your sites.
example: And have fun sharing with your friends on social network. #facebook #instagram

Tip 5
When developing an app always try to set the maximum possible min SDK value, so you will get a wide audience which results in increased download rate. Also if possible take screen shots from 7 inch and 10 inch tablets screen shots of your app and add them(There is a specific section for it in the app publication form), so that will enable the app to be downloaded by the tab owners too.  Don’t care about the ugly interface when installed to a tab(if it is not designed for tabs ), even you can take a normal phone screen shot and create a tablet sized image with image editing tools.
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Tip 6
Whenever you publish an app try to get it some 5 star rating with your friend’s help, people think that we are cheating, but the truth is you are actually pushing your app in to the Google play store search a bit so that it gets visible to all the users, so then it is up to the true down loaders to give the real rating for your app.(There are some of the Marketing Strategies I tried and succeeded)
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You must understand, publishing apps in the app store is my hobby and not my profession, and I have lots of fun with the play store.

I have written all that came to my mind, this article will be constantly updated.
So tune in…
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How to enable ADB in Windows 8 for Google Glass XE7

Google Glass XE7 when you try to connect with the ADB like other Android phone will not work in Windos 8. The ADB will not identify the Google Glass. This problem does not exist in the Mac. Lets see how to make the ADB discover and connect to the Google Glass in Windows 8.

The problem is, there is no proper driver yet for the google glass. Windows 8’s auto search for drivers will also not work.

For this what we can do is we have to add some properties manually to the android_winusb.inf file, and save it.

The normal path of this file is ‘sdk\extras\google\usb_driver’ inside your Android sdk folder.

But here I am giving you the link for the modified android_winusb.inf , just download it and replace it.

And before starting the steps belove you have to bring down Windows security check by going to command prompt as admin and typing the following command

bcdedit -set loadoptions ENABLE_INTERGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING OFF

Then go to control panel –> Device Manager where you will see your glass connected but shown with a exclamation mark which tells you driver not found.
Click on it and, click on update button and instead of selecting update by online search, select manual update and give the path of the folder where you replaced the winusb.inf
The path will be Android–>sdk–>extras–>google–>usb_driver

in my case the path is ‘C:\Development\sdk\extras\google\usb_driver’

Also don’t forget to add the Path of the adb in the system variable path.

Now you can access your Google Glass through the adb commands in the normal command prompt.

before starting to use adb commands re enable the windows security check with this command in the command prompt


bcdedit -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTERGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON


adb install urapp.apk
  – this command will install the app to the google glass

adb uninstall packagenameofurapp
will uninstall the app from the google glass.

adb shell am start -n com.package.name/.ActivityName
  This command will run the app inside the Google Glass.