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Android Development: !BZZT

18 September 2010

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Some time back in June, I got hold of a HTC Desire. Admittedly, I was waiting for a decent Android device with a full qwerty keyboard, but I figure I would have had to wait for far too long, so I gave in.

Now, I don't like to admit, but the first thing I did when I switched it on was plugged it in and tried to make an app for it! After experimenting with the SDK for a while, I created an app named "!BZZT".

During those few months experimenting, I occasionally forgot to set my phone to silent when I went to bed. You know what this means, right? I had a combination of email, mobile internet notifications, phone calls and sms messages all deciding to wake me up! This is what prompted me to write !BZZT.

Here's the description I put on the Android Marketplace:
!BZZT is an application that enables you to automatically silence your phone based on particular days and particular times through the use of Profiles. For those of you who forget to put the phone to silent before you go to sleep, this is an app for you.

To the left is a QR code to download the app easily, and below are some screenshots.

Give it a try, let me know what you think, and if you enjoy it, rate it and share it with your friends!
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