My mobile app for Android, published
Several weeks back, I’ve finally decided to clean up an Android app that I have been using and published it in the Android Market. The mobile app is simple. What it does is automatically disable and enable my Internet connection via GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA based on the configured time schedule. You can also configure it such that it will enable/disable the Internet connection based on a repeating schedule.
I actually use it to whenever I use my Samsung Spica to connect to the Internet using those 1-day unlimited mobile Internet subscriptions. I decided to make the mobile app so that it will automatically disconnect my data connection before the subscription expires. This allows me to save money on unwanted data charges once the unlimited subscription expires.
The other benefit of the mobile app, which I called APN+, is that disabling data connections when not needed on an Android mobile phone also helps save on battery.
You can get the APN+ mobile app from the Android Market for free. Give me some feedback if ever you try it out. I’d want to make it better. Especially making it work on other Android phones and support for other languages.
Now that I have the first version out the door, I’m already thinking of future features like, bandwidth based control and mobile carrier specific automated tasks for enrolling to unlimited mobile subscriptions.
What do you think?
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.