New tool released: Network Type Indicator for Android

I recently published my first Android app, and I hope someone else finds it useful. It's a bit of niche tool, but comes to cover a missing feature of some phones.

This is a tool for those that like to know which kind of network coverage type they're under –in other words, if they're on a 2G, EDGE, 3G, etc… network–, yet their phone, like mine, doesn't display such information automatically.
It shows a status bar icon and a permanent notification identifying the network type.

It takes as little memory as possible and barely any CPU time, for those with severely limited handsets. Like me.

Unlike with my previous tools and not releasing the source code, for the time being, until I get more comfortable with Android development.

Google Play Entry
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.outlyer.nettype
Project page
http://p.outlyer.net/nettype/

And here are some screen captures:

Network Type Indicator, dropdown permanent notification

Network Type Indicator, Persistent Notification

Network Type Indicator, light theme screenshot

Network Type Indicator, light theme

Network Type Indicator, dark theme screenshot

Network Type Indicator, dark theme

One thought on “New tool released: Network Type Indicator for Android

  1. Frank Brown says:

    I have a Gal S-3. I live in the Ft Polk Area of Leesville La. Bad Cell coverage. This is a great tool for me to see the advancement going on with Sprint and the upgrades they are performing in this Area. I hope to keep you informed of how it works. Thanks.


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