Category Archives: Tutorials

How to create an Amazon EC2 instance with Apache, PHP and MySQL (LAMP)

At Robot Media we want to spend as little time as possible worrying about anything that isn’t mobile or tablet related. That is one of the reasons why we use Amazon EC2 -and Amazon AWS in general- for the backend components of our apps. In this tutorial we will show you how to set up [...]

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How to find the serial number of your Kindle 3?

Your Kindle 3 serial number can be found in Settings, under Device Info. Press Home, then Menu, the choose Settings.

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How to register your mobile app to publish Facebook stories

Mobile apps that want to publish Facebook stories on behalf of an user need to be registered on Facebook first. Here’s how. Step 1: Where? Log in to Facebook and go to Click on + Set Up New App. Tip: The Facebook account that you use will not be visibile to your app users [...]

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How to register your mobile app on Twitter to post tweets

Most mobile apps these days have some kind of Twitter integration. The less the app can do on behalf of an user, the simpler this integration is. Mobile apps that want to post tweets need to be registered on Twitter and cleared by their API team. Here’s how. Step 1: Where? Go to Twitter developers, sign in [...]

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WP Android Shortcode: a WordPress plugin to add links to the Android Market

Linking to Android Market apps is somewhat problematic. Because Android Market links only work from Android devices, the most common way to link to an Android app is to offer a QR code of the app link that can be scanned with an app like Barcode Scanner. However, when browsing from an Android device, a direct [...]

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Installing beta or ad hoc builds of iPhone/iPad apps

Follow this tutorial to install beta, pre-release or review builds of iPhone/iPad apps in your device. These builds are also known as ad hoc and are created by developers to distribute apps outside of the iTunes App Store, most commonly for beta testing or review purposes. Instructions for Mac OS X (preferred) a) If you [...]

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How to send an useful Android bug report with Bug Reporter

Android developers often get bug reports from their users that lack context. With so many Android devices and versions out there, it is vital to properly identify the device that had the problem. This brief tutorial will teach you how to send an useful bug report to an Android developer using Bug Reporter. 1) Download [...]

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Installing non-Market Android apps

In some cases you might want to install an Android app that is not available in the Android Market. This brief tutorial will show you how. Enabling unknown sources The first step is to enable the installation of non-Market apps from your Android device. Simply go to Settings > Applications and enable Unknown sources if [...]

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Designing iPhone wallpapers

An iPhone and iPod touch wallpaper is the background image shown when the device is locked. If you want to design an iPhone wallpaper you have to take into account not only the screen resolution (480×320) but also that part of your wallpaper will be covered by the clock and the unlock bar. Below are [...]

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Available on the Android Market Badge

Update (2011-06-27): Google has finally released an official Available in Android Market badge. If you’re an app developer you’re probably familiar with the Available on the iTunes App Store badge below. Since there’s no official Android Market badge yet we decided to create our own and offer it to all Android developers under a Creative [...]

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