About AlexByrnes

Alex Byrnes is an open source expert and Android blogger/developer who can be seen all over the 'net at AndroidAndMe and Nandroid. During the day he's an ordinary software engineer for the Dayton Daily News.

Articles by AlexByrnes

How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

Ever seen those black and white checkered boxes on Android web sites? They’re QR or “Quick Response” codes, and they can be read from your phone using the Barcode Scanner application from the Android Market. You can scan the codes that are published on web sites and use the results for all kinds of things. […]

How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

How To Check Your Android For Cupcake

Cupcake is the internal Google nickname for the latest version of the Android operating system  (There will be a Doughnut version next). Google engineers stumbled on a great marketing tool similar to Ubuntu’s Hardy Heron, Intrepid Ibex, Jaunty Jackalope scheme. Who doesn’t like dessert? Unfortunately, Cupcake is quickly becoming known as the update that didn’t […]