Sunday, August 21, 2011

Azan 3.4 Released

Check out "Azan"

The latest version of Android based Azan application has been released.

It now has more than 30000(and still counting) total downloads and an average rating of more than 4 stars (out of 5). And It is being used by people from all over the world.

Friday, August 19, 2011

some sscanf magic

In the world of regular expressions and comprehensive frameworks like boost, ace etc it is justifiable if you have forgotten about poor sscan and the string parsing capabilities it provides.

Recently I had to do some rudimentary string parsing in C and didn't have external frameworks at my disposal. Thus sscanf came to the rescue and solved the problem just one line.

The following invocation of sscanf extracts from str everything uptill the first '*' and puts it in res_str.

sscanf(str, "%[^*]%*s", res_str);

Friday, August 12, 2011

Determine ringer mode on Android

The following code would let you determine if Android the device is on silent or vibrate.

private boolean isDeviceSilentOrOnVibrate(){
AudioManager am = (AudioManager)getSystemService(Context.AUDIO_SERVICE);
case AudioManager.RINGER_MODE_SILENT:
case AudioManager.RINGER_MODE_VIBRATE:
return true;
return false;