Tag Archives: Apps

Android’s 64-bit requirement puts pressure on Adobe

Google recently reiterated that, in the not too distant future, they’ll be enforcing a requirement for all Android apps using native code to provide a 64-bit version as they phase out 32-bit support. As you’d expect, this has far-reaching implications for app developers, depending on the languages and libraries they use – particularly for Unity and Adobe AIR developers. Continue reading Android’s 64-bit requirement puts pressure on Adobe


 

Thailand Survival Guide

I just launched a new app. It’s an offline travel guide for tourists visiting Thailand, containing lots of vital information about laws, visa regulations, shopping, transport and how to avoid the common scams. Android only for now – go have a look.

Speccy – Spectrum Analyser

I just created an Audio Spectrum Analyser app and it’s proved very popular. Turn your Android device into an audio spectrum analysis tool and break into safes – um, please don’t use it for that 😉 The app uses a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm to analyse sound and has some features not found in similar apps (such as exporting audio snapshot data). Check it out!

How to use it

There are many uses for spectrum analyzers, such as:


 
    Assessing environmental noise for health and safety
    Sound checking speaker setups, PA systems and in-car stereos
    • Identifying audio signals obscured to the human ear by noise
    • Testing the microphone on your device
    • Comparing the quality of different brands of headphones
    • Testing signal generators
    • Tuning musical instruments
    • Measuring audio signals just outside human perception. As people age over 20 years, their aural perception range drops well below 21 kHz

Speccy has also been used to find gas leaks and even hunt ghosts, apparently!

For calibrating audio equipment or mixing, have a read of this article, this one, or watch this useful video:

A few more useful articles about spectrum analyzers:

I’ll add more references and examples when I can. For those interested in helping me correct or add more translations, see this github repo.



PRTY.MX – Be a DJedi

I created a little YouTube party mixer, complete with a crossfader and ‘automix’ capability – for all you budding bar DJs. It uses the YouTube Data API and a whole lot of JavaScript. It’s simple to use – just search for a couple of your favourite tracks and crossfade between them like a pro! Continue reading PRTY.MX – Be a DJedi

Learn Thai mobile app

I’ve started developing a new app for learning Thai language. A very early Beta version is available for testing here – Android only at the moment. Let me know if there’s particular features and content you’d like to see in there 🙂