Partner Project 13: Mobile Apps

In part 13 of the Partner Project, we discuss different options for making your website or Youtube channel mobile by showing you paid and free options for making mobile apps for your content.

For those interested in coding your own apps from scratch, here’s the links to the individual developer portals for each phone:

For Apple: http://developer.apple.com/ ($99)
For Windows Phone 7: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/ ($99)
And forJava Phones (which is essentially all dumb phones): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index-jsp-135888.html ($0)
And here’s the free App creator programs available:
AppInventor (Android): http://info.appinventor.mit.edu
Andromo (Android): http://www.andromo.com – splits add revenue with you 50/50
AppMakr (Android, iOS, WP7): http://www.appmakr.com
Conduit (All Smartphone Platforms): http://mobile.conduit.com – splits add revenue with you after your app becomes popular
If you’re using the app for a Youtube channel, here’s an extra tips to help you along:
To embed your Youtube Channel as an RSS feed, use this format:
feed://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/users/YOUR_CHANNEL/uploads
Where YOUR_CHANNEL is the name of your Youtube channel.

Make Free Calls With Your Smartphone




If you have a smartphone, you no longer need to pay for data AND voice minutes. This video will show you how to make calls for free using Google Voice.

http://voice.google.com
http://www.sipgate.com
http://www.voxox.com
http://www.ipkall.com
http://www.appbrain.com/app/sipdroid/org.sipdroid.sipua
http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/com.xinlu.gvdial/

Instructions for iPhone:
http://www.hutsby.net/2010/02/howto-iphone-sip-isipsimple-and-sipgate.html

Proxy Instructions:




Learn how to make your own QR codes and increase your mobile presence!
Visit my forum page to leave questions or post comments:
http://www.tinkernut.com/groups/videotutorial-extras/forum/topic/make-your-own-qr-codes/

Links used in this video:
BeQRious – http://www.beqrious.com/generator
Desktop QR code scanner – http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/284_qr_codes/QRreader.air
I-nigma – http://www.i-nigma.com/SupportedDevices.html
Spotlike – http://spotlike.com
Paperlinks – http://www.paperlinks.com
Google Generator – http://www.goo.gl

Dual Boot Your Phone with Windows Mobile And Android

If you want to repurpose an old Windows Mobile Phone that you may have lying around, you can convert it to an Android phone in a few simple steps.

Links:

Android Eclair for HTC Vogue – http://www.tinkernut.com/demos/269_dualboot/android_eclair_vogue.zip
Gen.YDualBoot – http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=623792

Popular Android Ports:
NOTE- If your phone isn’t listed, just google your phone adding “android” after it.
HTC Touch – http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/androidhtc/
iPhone – http://www.redmondpie.com/install-android-on-iphone-3g-2g-with-iphodroid
Samsung i900, i910, i780, i907- http://andromnia.net/wiki/home

Hacking Tip: How To Root An Android Phone





In this episode, we will learn how to root an Android based phone.

Jailbreaking your phone is now legal in the US

COMMANDS:
adb devices (This should list a device as a long number. If it doesnt something is wrong.)
adb push c:\droid2root\rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp
adb shell
cd /data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin (Be patient here. When finished it will return you to c:\droid2root)
adb devices
adb shell (you should now see a # instead of a $)
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
exit
adb push c:\droid2root\Superuser.apk /system/app
adb push c:\droid2root\su /system/bin
adb push c:\droid2root\busybox /system/bin
adb shell
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
exit

Now reboot your phone. You should now be rooted!

Android SDK – http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Droid2Root – http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XY4TFFOK

Alternate Instructions – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

Unroot – http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

Apps for rooted phones –

SetCPU – App used to overclock your device

AdFree Android – remove ad’s

ShootMe – Take screenshots simply by shaking your phone

MeatMorph – Allows you to install custom themes

Titanium Backup – Make custom backups of your phone, including Apps.

Tutorials for rooted phones:

Make A Custom Boot Animation –

http://www.dkszone.net/how-to-create-custom-boot-animation-for

Install Custom Fonts –

http://www.gadgetsdna.com/custom-fonts-installation-on-rooted-android-device/696/

Install Custom Themes –

http://androiddelight.com/2010/07/17/delightful-theme-iron-man-for-rooted-droid/