Archive for February, 2011

Email Templates 1.0.4

Email Templates 1.0.4 was released on the Android Marketplace today with a couple of big improvements. The biggest improvement in this release is support for the K-9 Mail client. K-9 supports sharing emails, which allows you to reply to your existing emails. K-9 version 3.601 only shares the subject and body of the email, but they have added support for the FROM, TO and CC fields as well. While viewing a message in K-9 follow these steps to reply to your email with Email Templates.

  • Click your menu key
  • select “More”
  • select “Share”
  • Select “Email Templates” from the list of applications
  • pick your Template & select your method to send

This releases also improves the way you add file attachments by adding support for additional file managers, etc. I have tested the following applications (note: other file managers may also work, I’ll continue to test and update this list on the main website).

Previously the keyboard would open and take up half the screen when modifying or starting a new template. Now the keyboard will be suppressed until you select a text box to edit.

More updates will be coming, I’m looking to expand the functionality by supporting some additional message types. If you have any suggestions or requests, please send an email to

Spy Phone 1.2.5

Spy Phone has received a couple of big features since the last blog post. The best feature by far, is a fully functioning web browser which allows you surf any website while taking pictures, video & audio. You can also set a custom background wallpaper to disguise your screen. The background image works best if the image matches your screen size exactly. HQ video recording has been added to devices running 2.2 or later. Currently Motorola devices running 2.2 cannot record HQ video and require you to revert the video mode in the settings.

Spy Phone now includes some additional controls to start and stop recording. In addition to the on screen button you can now use the volume buttons, hardware camera button, and D-Pad. These additional controls make Spy Phone easier to use.

An experimental widget has been added that lets you capture images and record audio from the home screen, but this is not guaranteed to work on all phones. I’ve noticed this does not work on the Motorola DROID, but does work on a Nexus One & Nexus S.

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I’m happy to announce that SivarTech Solutions LLC will be attending Google IO May 10-11 2011 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We will also be attending the Bootcamp May 9th at the Mission Bay Conference Center.

I’m really grateful for the time and energy Google puts towards educating the development community and appreciate everything they do. On a side note I really hope they fix the registration site for next years registration. With the amount of traffic hammering the registration site, I received 503 error after 503 error. I was pretty sure that I was completely out of luck. The tickets for Google IO 2011 were sold out in 59 minutes! I was lucky to secure a ticket and cannot wait for May!

In anticipation of Google IO 2011 I released a widget to display the days, hours, minutes and seconds remaining until Google IO.

You can download the widget here Android Marketplace (Free)