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I've been an Android user since 2009. I've helped to design parts of the Android operating system, and graphics drivers for Android phones. Now I work for an indie studio, helping Android users to get things done and have fun.

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comment Determining support for Bluetooth Low Energy
This answer is now out of date.
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answered How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?
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comment How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?
Guys, if you're going to VTC as "unclear", you really need to leave a comment saying what isn't clear. That's the only way I can improve the question for you.
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comment How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?
That's a convenient way to start it, but in general GPS recording apps have a lot of optimizations, e.g. setting the update rate dynamically according to your speed, and only recording positions to the GPX file when they're a certain distance apart. I think your hacked-up Tasker script would use more battery and produce a larger file - and as you say, it would need some custom programming to turn the file into something you could view or use with another app.
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asked How can I start GPS track logging from an intent?
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awarded  Outspoken
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reviewed Approve How is my friend bypassing Applock application
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awarded  Necromancer
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comment Help. Tried to return phone to stock. Now only see LG logo. When trying to power down it just restarts. Cannot boot to recovery
What exact steps did you follow to cause this problem? And what's your question?
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reviewed Reject What is the difference between a proximity sensor and a light sensor?
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comment What is the difference between a proximity sensor and a light sensor?
@JohnSonderson That still wouldn't work, because the screen turns off when you trigger the proximity sensor. It would never know when to turn the screen back on again. Typically there's an infrared light next to the sensor, and it measures the reflection of that light. That's why the proximity sensor often has two adjacent apertures.
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answered Why do some Android phones have two microphones instead of one?
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revised Why do some Android phones have two microphones instead of one?
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comment Why do applications enforce read-write and read-only permissions for other apps to use it?
No, the write permission prevents an app deleting all your data. That's a key part of the extortion. If you're still confused, I suggest you drop into our Android Enthusiasts Chat room, as comments are not for extended discussions.
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comment Why do applications enforce read-write and read-only permissions for other apps to use it?
Write permissions aren't just about adding new data. One common practice of malware on PCs is to send all your data to the attacker and then delete it from your computer, or encrypt it, and then extort money for the return of the data.
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comment Merged two DCIM folders by mistake
What steps did you take to move the files, and where are you looking for them now?
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comment no sound via mobile network call
If bugs always manifested themselves right away there wouldn't be so many of them.
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comment no sound via mobile network call
Cyanogenmod nightly builds are not suitable for everyday use. If you use them, you should expect behaviour like this, and even worse bugs.