Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Features coming to Droid Explorer

I've been working on some updates to Droid Explorer (which will probably get a name change with the next release).
These updates include:

  • Being able to connect to devices via TCP/IP.
  • A new Shell Console (which is much needed as the old one is very buggy and only works on a few devices correctly, or at all) that has full color processing.
  • A new layout for the Device Selection dialog. Less clutter, more information.
  • An updated debug console
  • An updated logcat console.

 

shell logcat devices


Effective immediately, I will be monitoring a tag [DroidExplorer] over on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange for non-bug related support. If it is an actual bug, it should be created as a bug, if you are just having an issue, or a question, then you can ask it over on Android Enthusiasts.


Finally, I am considering moving the source code to Github. If I do decide to move it, releases will probably still stay on CodePlex, at least for the time being. They have a good api that is already built in to my build scripts so I can easily publish new releases.

Some of the reasons I may be moving:

  • It seems that Microsoft has abandoned CodePlex.
  • The blog hasn't been updated in over a year.
  • Performance of the site has decreased.
  • Analytics have been having issues since October. And I have attempted to contact the CodePlex team, via Email and Twitter, without a response.

Until then, you can get the latest version from the Droid Explorer project page.

Features coming to Droid Explorer

I've been working on some updates to Droid Explorer (which will probably get a name change with the next release).
These updates include:

  • Being able to connect to devices via TCP/IP.
  • A new Shell Console (which is much needed as the old one is very buggy and only works on a few devices correctly, or at all) that has full color processing.
  • A new layout for the Device Selection dialog. Less clutter, more information.
  • An updated debug console
  • An updated logcat console.

 

shell logcat devices


Effective immediately, I will be monitoring a tag [DroidExplorer] over on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange for non-bug related support. If it is an actual bug, it should be created as a bug, if you are just having an issue, or a question, then you can ask it over on Android Enthusiasts.


Finally, I am considering moving the source code to Github. If I do decide to move it, releases will probably still stay on CodePlex, at least for the time being. They have a good api that is already built in to my build scripts so I can easily publish new releases.

Some of the reasons I may be moving:

  • It seems that Microsoft has abandoned CodePlex.
  • The blog hasn't been updated in over a year.
  • Performance of the site has decreased.
  • Analytics have been having issues since October. And I have attempted to contact the CodePlex team, via Email and Twitter, without a response.

Until then, you can get the latest version from the Droid Explorer project page.