Friday, November 22, 2013

Barcode Scanner and Generator (Version 2)

On November 4th, 2012 we launched QR Code Scanner and Generator V1



Since then we made numerous progres on the library and updated it time and again.

Time has now come to welcome better smarter version of BarCode fragment library.

Please welcome Barcode Fragment Lib V2

The library is located at .The library has better features and more detailed samples.

Unlike previous versions you can now simply add a jar in your app and start using the complete scanner functionality.
You can download the jar's from here: BarcodeLibraryFragment and Barcode Core (Please note both jars are mandatory)

Library now also support some added barcode types (e.g Aztec, Datamatrix).

Please read the wiki located at to start using the library.

There is a sample implementation for easier understanding of usage at : :

I am also looking for the contributors for maintaining the library. Please let me know if you are interested to enhance this library.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Install Hangouts 2.0.122

Google has released Hangouts 2 which gives you additional benefits of sending and receiving SMS right from your hangout application.

Hence, the over all experience of application is much more smoother and definitely richer.

You can download the file from here


The new Hangout first got released as Version 2.0.12 which was having some issues with Video chats but the current version i.e Version 2.0.122 is expected to resolve that.
Currently the APK is only for Nexus 5 in the Android Market but it ain't gonna stop you from getting it ;)

Lemme know about your experience with this version.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Setup Android Studio On Ubuntu 13.10

Android Studio is still in its early development days. Hence, it's still not completely polished.

Yet again its one of the most powerful tools out there in the market which can be very useful if you start using them :D

At this point of time if you want to start Android Studio, you need to run a shell file every time, which no doubt is not so user friendly and may become frustrating as you always have a Terminal window associated to it, resulting multiple open windows on your desktop.

In my previous post i told you guys how to setup android and other things on Ubuntu system (Including java)

In this post ill try to help you setup Android Studio.

Just follow below:

  1. Start Terminal
  2. $ sudo -i (It will ask for password)
  3. cd /usr/share/applications
  4. nano AndroidStudio.desktop
  5. Enter following  in the file
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Android Studio

That's it !! you are done!

Now simply go in your Applications you will find Android Studio application which you can click and start anytime you like. You can also drag it down to quick launcher.

Hope it helped!