Smartphone: Nuts & Bolts

Everything about Windows Mobile Smartphone

Just updated: CHome Configurator version 1.1.0.5

Posted by TLogix on July 11, 2008

List of changes:

  • FIXED: Error when writing to .home.xml file: Null reference
  • FIXED: Error when deleting a panel with more than one pages

CHome Configurator page

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Just updated: CHome Configurator 1.1.0.2

Posted by TLogix on July 6, 2008

List of changes:

  • NEW: First panel is now dockable
  • NEW: The page order will also be saved in the active .home.xml file
  • NEW: Icon pack is avalable from a seperate download
  • FIXED: Bug with Internet Link Template when https:// URL is specified

CHome Configurator page

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myDOF for Windows Mobile Standard 6

Posted by TLogix on July 6, 2008

myDOF is a depth of field (DOF) calculator written for Windows Mobile Standard devices. This software is based on the information provided at www.dofmaster.com web site. For more information about DOF please read its definiton from Wikipedia

This software is very easy to use. Simply fill out the required information: type of camera, focal length of the lens, aperture and the focus distance (distance to the subject) and myDOF will display:

  • Depth of field
  • Near limit of sharpness
  • Far limit of sharpness
  • Limit of sharpness in front of the suject
  • Limite of sharpness behind the subject
  • Hyperfocal distance

Download it here

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CHome Configurator for WM 6.1

Posted by TLogix on May 17, 2008

If you are using a smartphone running on Windows Mobile 6.1, this small utility might be useful for you. It allows you to switch on/off and change the display order of the sliding panels on any CHome homescreens. It could also be used to customize all custom panels based on CWelcomeCenter and Settings plugin.

UPDATED TO 1.1.0.5: 

  • FIXED: Error when writing to .home.xml file: Null reference
  • FIXED: Error when deleting a panel with more than one pages

Version 1.1.0.2 

  • NEW: First panel is now dockable
  • NEW: The page order will also be saved in the active .home.xml file
  • NEW: Icon pack is avalable from a seperate download
  • FIXED: Bug with Internet Link Template when https:// URL is specified

 Version 1.1.0.1 

  • NEW: Contact Dialer template now offers a choice to enable SMS button if the selected phone number isn’t a mobile phone.

Version 1.1.0.0

  • NEW: interactive Application Launcher template
  • NEW: interactive Internet Link template
  • FIXED: Page Order window didn’t save the settings properly
  • FIXED: location of support files (helpers & pictures) are now based on the executable’s folder. This allows the software to be installed to storage card.
  • FIXED: Pictures extracted & used from Outlook Contacts are now saved in My Documents folder.
  • REMOVED: Import & Export to XML because of major problem with the importing feature.

Version 1.0.0.0

  • NEW: ability to add new and remove existing panels (panels based on CWelcomeCenter)
  • NEW: import from XML, export to XML
  • NEW: ability to copy/paste/paste as new (clone)
  • NEW: page template: Application Launcher, Internet Link and Contact Dialer
  • NEW: ability to change page order
  • NEW: support for CHOME on HTC Vox
  • NEW: Contact Dialer can extract and use contact’s picture.
  • FIXED: Page names are now sorted in alphanumeric order

Version 0.9.0.2

  • User must now have at least one visible and non disabled panel in order to save the settings.
  • Fixed a bug which prevents user to disable the panels
  • When the homescreen contains at least one visible panel based on CTestUIPlugin, user have a choice to reboot the device or else the changes won’t be effective.

Version 0.9.0.1

  • Fixed a bug with Softkey 2 URL.
  • Temporarily removed “Visible” check box on Customize window.
  • Saving the new settings will automatically update the homescreen without rebooting the phone.

Download CHomeConfig.CAB here
Download CHomeConfig-IconPack.CAB here 

  

 

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Text input problem with some HTC Windows Mobile devices

Posted by TLogix on April 23, 2008

During the development of myNotes, I came across a nasty problem on some of the HTC smartphones. When using the QWERTY keyboard, certain keys don’t work at all, they only return a function key instead of the alphanumeric character. For example, when I pressed on U key, instead if return the U character,  the key only returned the Arrow Up, that made the focus shift to the previous text box.

The only workaround is enabling multiline input mode on text boxes which requires a lot of navigation back and forth between the data entry window and the full screen editor window.

However after poking around various forums (MSDN, XDA developer, Howard’s, etc), I found out that updating the ROM on the problematic devices to the latest version will usually fix this. It seems that HTC has left a bad implementation of IME on some of their phones. Personally, my HTC SMT 5800 works fine after updating it to the latest ROM from UTStarcom. I also found on XDA Developer forum an unofficial (ie. use it at your own risk) keyboard driver update for HTC Cavalier here.

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myNotes: my latest project for Windows Mobile Standard

Posted by TLogix on April 22, 2008

 I have just finished a nice utility for Windows Mobile Stardard which allows users to quickly take a few notes or a short memo using their smartphone.

 FEATURES

  • Offers simple text editing capability
  • Notes are saved as invidividual text files in \My Documents\myNotes folder
  • Supports both portrait and landscape QVGA resolution smartphones
  • Easy to use
  • It’s free for personal use

Screen shot

Read more about this software and download it on myNotes homepage

Download URL is also available on the software homepage.

Please feel free to leave your comments & suggestions in this post.

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I’m moving in…

Posted by TLogix on April 20, 2008

After spending alot of time looking for a good blog hosting site. I finally settled down at WordPress.com. Smartphone: Nuts & Bolts is now ready. Please take a look around and feel free to leave your comments.

Updated April 22, 2008.

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