5000+ downloads and going strong

AIRS passed the 5000 downloads mark on 17th of October! Many thanks to all who have downloaded AIRS in the past and tried it out. It shows that AIRS is useful to some extent, which is encouraging and stimulating for future improvements and developments. As you might have noticed, there are frequent updates to AIRS, [...]

Weather Provider Changed in AIRS

AIRS provides the means of recording the current weather at the current location you are at (within intervals you can set). Until V2.2.6.2, AIRS used the Google Weather API. While not being officially documented by Google, it has been used for many projects, including AIRS, for various purposes. Unfortunately, Google decided to kill the API [...]

What to record in AIRS?

AIRS allows for recording a variety of possible values from your local device but the question remains: what to record in AIRS? An answer depends on your particular scenario and what you want to achieve with the recordings. In the following, I will give you a few examples as to what you could record for [...]

Changes in AIRS: Storing in SQLite (and more)

As you know from previous posts, I’m heavily extending AIRS towards more functionality, better UI, better storage and more. It’s a difficult process since I’m learning as I’m implementing. Recently, I implemented the biggest change in AIRS since starting its development: local recordings are stored in SQLite now! This not only increases security in terms of [...]

AIRS User Interface now in tabbed View!

The new version of AIRS (V2.1) is now available on Google Play! The user interface has now been changed to a tabbed view, making the navigation simpler. With that, AIRS is now fully activity-driven. As a consequence, rotation is supported, i.e., you can use AIRS in portrait or landscape mode in all screens! Other changes [...]

AIRS now supports on-device visualisation!

AIRS has been updated recently. It now supports on-device visualisation of values. This has been implemented so that each sensor indicates the possibility to visualise and each sensor provides its own history, if supported. For this, the AIRS platform provides generic history support (with configurable length of the history) as well as visualisations (currently, AIRS [...]

9 months of Android Programming

About 9 months ago, I started my first endeavour into Android programming by porting the former Java MIDP platform NORS onto Android, now released as the AIRS platform. It was positively surprising how quickly I made progress. AIRS has progressed since with many sensors being added and stability having improved. While NORS suffered constant instability (on my latest [...]

AIRS Released as an Android Version of NORS

NORS has been an effort of mine for some years now, establishing a mobile-centric sensing platform that allows for gathering a large variety of phone and sensor information through the mobile phone. However, MIDP as a Java platform is less and less common in modern smartphones – Android as well as iOS did not adopt [...]

Getting more and more mobile

It all started with changing my mobile phone some time in July. I changed from Nokia to Android, as reported earlier on this blog. It was a leap forward in going mobile, although I had been quite mobile already. Some two weeks ago, I went further by getting a Android tab. It’s the Samsung Galaxy [...]

2010 – Mobile Data Adoption Being Done Harmful

It’s 2010. I remember all the cute scenarios – the mock-up demos – about the evolution of 3G. Spectrum being locked away, given exclusively to operators for the evolution of mobile data towards a better world. People walking around with video telephony to their loved ones. Augmented reality for better understanding the real world and [...]