Category Archive: 'Tips and Tricks'


I needed to quickly and easily create screenshots for the Social Wall mobile application for the Apple App Store submission. One way to do is to install the app on the mobile phone or emulator then take a screenshot. Then you would have to edit the screenshot in a photo editing software tool like Adobe […]


Ever wanted to test  your mobile app on your PC without having to load the Android SDK Emulator? How about playing your favourite mobile game such as Clash of Clans or Cut the Rope on your PC? This is now possible by running Emulators on your PC! You can pretty much do almost everything except make […]

Installing and Starting the SQLite manager for Firefox

Installing and Starting the SQLite manager for Firefox

There are a number of articles splattered across the Internet about using the Firefox Addon called SQLite Manager for editing your Android Application SQL database but there are not many that mention on how to install and start the Firefox addon (in particular when using the latest version of Firefox). To be honest, I too found […]

Colour Style Mobile Apps Guidelines

I came across an interesting and useful resource on the Google website that needed to be shared. Google created a list of Colour Palettes suitable for Android, Web and iOS which I have found useful when choosing colour for our mobile apps. Google suggests to use the 500 colours as the primary colours in the app and the other colours as accent […]

Quickest way to resize icons for mobile apps

The fastest way I have found to generate the app icons for Android and iOS (iPad and iPhone) is to use a website tool called Favicon and Website Generator – click here. It’s very simple to use and it’s a time saver. It will then generate the different sized icons for Android, iOS, Websites (including […]