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[APP][2.2+]Tinycore - The ultimate status-bar system monitor! (3.0 update is here!)

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Announcement from Rolf Smit: Tinycore 3 is now available! Go check it out!
4th March 2014, 09:23 PM   |  #1  
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Tinycore

Tinycore is a tiny and highly customizable cpu and memory monitor gadget that will fit your status-bar or any other place on your screen perfectly. With this app you will always know how much Ram your device is using how much load your CPU has or even on what frequencies your CPU is running.

Tinycore is in fact a small overlay window, the overlay is so small that most people wont even notice it's there. No matter what you do on your device Tinycore is always there to tell you the whats going one inside without distracting you or using lots of your valuable screen space.



In action
This is an example of how Tinycore could look when placed on top of the status-bar! Of course many more styles can be created! (See attached images for full app screenshots)

Before Tinycore


Tinycore enabled




Goal
Tinycore is designed to be lightweight, fashionable and to be highly customizable! The 'impact' on system resources like Ram and CPU aren't noticeable at all, which is great because no one wants a resource eating monitor. The application tries to follow official android developer guidelines as much as possible and comes with the simplicity and beauty of the famous Holo theme.

Although Tinycore has some pro features the basic version of the app is fully usable! For the full customization experience some pro features can be unlocked inside the app using Google In-app-billing.


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Download
Currently the app is only available trough Google Play




If you like Tinycore you may want to check out my new game Pixie Dust: Play with the elements! :)

Pixie Dust xda thread


Key features
  • Display system monitors of your choice in the status-bar:
    • CPU usage
    • CPU frequency (pro)
    • CPU temperature
    • RAM usage
    • Battery level
    • Battery temperature
  • Add up to 10 different monitors at once to the status-bar! (pro)
  • Create multiple monitor profiles
  • Monitor customization options:
    • Color
    • Width
    • Height
    • Orientation
    • Core options, only for CPU monitors
    • Location
  • Multi-core support (pro)
  • Automaticly start at boot
  • Optional "Keep-alive" notification
  • Customizable update interval (pro)
  • Float below status-bar (pro)

Permissions
Tinycore uses only the most highly necessary permissions and nothing more!
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED This permission is used to start the app automatically when your phone boots
  • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW Must have permission for this app, without this permission the app is not capable of showing the monitor


Feedback
The main reason I created this topic was because I would really like to get some feedback. I did not have the chance to fully test this app on devices with 8 or more cores, if you have a problem or got some great ideas! Let me know!

XDA:DevDB Information
Tinycore, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
Rolf Smit

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2014-03-04
Last Updated 2014-12-11
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Version-history

Version 3.0

3.0.2 (17)
  • Fixed: Below status-bar function not working.

3.0.1 (16)
  • Fixed: Android 5.0 ART crash.

3.0.0 (15)
  • New: Fully customizable profiles;
  • New: System info screen (CPU, RAM, Battery);
  • New: Lollipop style theme;
  • New: CPU temperature monitor;
  • New: Battery temperature monitor;
  • Fixed: Bug in detecting CPU frequencies and online state of the CPU;
  • Added 5 new languages:
    • Danish
    • Bulgarian
    • Czech
    • Korean
    • Thai

Version 2.0

2.2 (13)
  • Added: Quick profiles
  • Fixed: Core online offline detection.
  • Changed: Better core detection for 4 and 8 core devices!

2.1.2 (12)
  • Fixed: RAM monitor not working for some 2Gb+ devices.
  • Updated translations.

2.1.1 (11)
  • Bug fixes and optimizations.
    • Fixed: Suddenly force close bug on some Android 4.1+ devices.
    • Fixed: Orientation would't change anymore.
  • Added 1 new language: Arabic.

2.1.0 (10)
  • Increased the maximum amount of monitors from 8 to 10.
  • Added an experimental option to automatically hide the monitors in full-screen.
  • Added option to set the notification priority (Only for Android 4.1 and higher).
  • Moved notification settings to its own menu.
  • Added new monitor type: battery level.
  • Fixed force close when pressing the feedback button.
  • Fixed height bug in the free version.
  • Fixed orientation dialog showing when not supposed to.
  • Decreased the buy and social dialog show rate.
  • Optimizations when phone screen turns off. (Tinycore shuts itself now almost completely down!)
  • Updated language files.
  • Added 4 new languages:
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Polish
    • Turkish

2.0.0 (8)
  • Multiple monitor support! Add up to 8 monitors in your status-bar, display ram and CPU at the same time.
  • Even more features available to free users.
  • New app design and logo.
  • Option to show all cores at once, or just one core of your choice.
  • CPU min and max frequency read method changed.
  • And many more!

Version 1.0


1.1.3 (5)
  • Added: 4 new languages: Chinese, Macedonian, Slovenian and Spanish
  • Updated: In-app-billing library for improved security
  • Updated: Actionbar library
  • Updated: Localization for some languages
  • Fixed: Some miscellaneous bugs

1.1.2 (4)
  • Added: 6 new languages:
    • Dutch
    • Slovak
    • Russian
    • Italian
    • Portuguese - Portugal
    • Portuguese - Brazil
  • Changed: Maximum height from 20px to 40px
  • Changed: Default interval from 1 second to 1.5 second
  • Fixed: CPU frequency not correctly showing on some devices
  • Other: Some tweaks and improvements

1.1.1 (3)
  • Force close bug fix for Android 2.3 and below
  • Some tweaks and improvements

1.1 (2)
  • New: Option to show Ram usage or even CPU frequency
  • New: Option to hide the notification
  • New: Dark theme as requested (press menu, or press the action-bar overflow button to find the switch option)
  • Changed: Some layout improvements
  • Changed: Fully custom colors available for free version
  • Fixed: Few small bugs

1.0 (1)
  • Initial release
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Tinycore localization
About localization
Tinycore is build with love in Holland and is translated in Dutch (off-course) but also in English by default, thanks to many XDA members Tinycore is also available in more than 10 other languages!

The Tinycore 2.0 update has arrived and therefor many languages need an update!

Translate to your language
If you want to help translating Tinycore just head to www.getlocalization.com create an account and go to the Tinycore project page www.getlocalization.com/tinycore and your ready to go!

Everyone helping with translating can get an app refund using PayPal, and will be added to this credit list. (Don't forget to send me a private message otherwise I might just miss you!)


Localization credits:

Done or almost done*Needs update (Finished for >65%)
**Work in progress (Finished for >5%)


Wishlist
  • Korean
  • Thai (Thailand)
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the multi core button... does it split the bar's height in 4? if so, I'd be happy if you add a buttob to split it in width, so that there will be 4 bars evenly split making the addition of their widths the same as the one core width

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if you need a German translation, I'd be happy to help

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I can translate to polish.
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cool it works very good on my gnex with KitKat

keep up the good work!
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Thank you, gonna have a deeper look, sounds interesting and handy.
And congrats making into the XDA portal
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Tinycore 2.0
First of all a many many truly many thanks to everyone supporting my work!

Tinycore 2.0 is finally finished!

Tinycore 2.0 introduces the option for pro users to add more than just one monitor to the status-bar, this feature is requested very often!

All changes
  • Multiple monitor support! Add up to 8 monitors in your status-bar, display ram and CPU at the same time.
  • Even more features available to free users.
  • New app design and logo.
  • Option to show all cores at once, or just one core of your choice.
  • CPU min and max frequency read method changed.
  • And many more!
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I think that tabbed view would be better choise than toggles

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