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By htc-hd2, Senior Member on 11th January 2011, 11:07 PM
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Today a friend of mine wanted to install a .apk file on his Android phone and he did not have a clue on how to do this.
So.. After some hours PHP coding here I created an online tool for him (and other newbies).

Basically the users selects the .apk he wants to install, and points his Android camera to the given QR code.

Please have a look at http://bit.ly/e4mLXu , and let me know what you think.
Some things like About and FAQ are still missing, but will be added later this week.

Thank you.
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12th January 2011, 01:41 AM |#2  
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It's a good concept but the site layout is so unnecessary, you don't need all those unneeded images and links in the website that has nothing to do with its function.
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12th January 2011, 02:28 PM |#3  
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It's a good concept but the site layout is so unnecessary, you don't need all those unneeded images and links in the website that has nothing to do with its function.

Thank you for your input.. I guess that I did go over the top a bit on the design.... But I was really in my zone when doing the page layout :)

I'm re-doing it at the moment, and I will try to keep it as KISS as possible.

Once again thank you for your input.
12th January 2011, 08:04 PM |#4  
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Awesome idea. A friend of mine just got her first Android phone, and is pretty clueless about installing APKs, even though I rooted her phone and walked her through it with Root Explorer. This will make it much simpler for her.
12th January 2011, 08:06 PM |#5  
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Good idea! Can save some time. It`s already saved in my favorites!
12th January 2011, 08:21 PM |#6  
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file manager, astro..

this is for first class rookies
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12th January 2011, 09:05 PM |#7  
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Sorry but have I missed something here??

Why on earth would ANYBODY really actually need to use this? (no offence) Has your friend lost the plot?

Why would you go through all this instead of simply installing a file manager liek ASTRO via the market?

a) Copy apk to sd card/phone
b) install ASTRO File Manager from market.
c) Install apk

How difficult is that?

If I have missed something here please explain because I cant think of any scenario where this would be an advantage.
12th January 2011, 09:36 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheATHEiST

Sorry but have I missed something here??

Why on earth would ANYBODY really actually need to use this? (no offence) Has your friend lost the plot?

Why would you go through all this instead of simply installing a file manager liek ASTRO via the market?

a) Copy apk to sd card/phone
b) install ASTRO File Manager from market.
c) Install apk

How difficult is that?

If I have missed something here please explain because I cant think of any scenario where this would be an advantage.

unless that not everyone knows those steps.
12th January 2011, 09:40 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheATHEiST

Sorry but have I missed something here??

Why on earth would ANYBODY really actually need to use this? (no offence) Has your friend lost the plot?

Why would you go through all this instead of simply installing a file manager liek ASTRO via the market?

a) Copy apk to sd card/phone
b) install ASTRO File Manager from market.
c) Install apk

How difficult is that?

If I have missed something here please explain because I cant think of any scenario where this would be an advantage.

I have not looked at it yet, but this allows you to do it without connecting the phone to the pc right?



Logical order for your instructions

a) Install ASTRO File Manager from market.
b) Copy apk to sd card/phone
c) Install apk

repeat steps b and c for other .apks
12th January 2011, 09:49 PM |#10  
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It is a great idea,and nicely done. but i will stay with the other method.
12th January 2011, 09:55 PM |#11  
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i think its great especially when you forget your usb cable, i never leave home with out but i forgot it, surfing thru xda and didnt feel like opening xda app on phone just download upload install, also, when paw server is down i guess, nice work.

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