Sunday, 15 July 2012

Check AdSense on the go - Android

As soon as I joined the AdSense programme the first thing I wanted to be able to do was to check my earnings on the move on my phone.

Let me introduce you to AdSense Dashboard>n

Check your earnings today, yesterday, this month, this year and all time! What more do you need!

P.s its free!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Allow users to download file from your site

I was recently asked to provide a download link to allow users of my website to download a file (a word document).

After an initial Google it seemed that this was going to be a lot more complicated than I thought, but in reality the solution is incredibly simple!

  1. Within your website, create a folder (e.g. named downloads) where you will keep the files that users can download.
  2. Within your webpage (or ASP.NET page) add a simple anchor tag (that's the <a>... </a> you usually use for links.
  3. Set the href property to the location of the file to download.
It's that simple - so you should end up with a tag like:

<a href="../Downloads/documentToDownload.doc">Click here to download file!</a>

Clicking this in your page instead of linking to a page will simply start downloading the file in your browser - easy!

Android Studio - How to change app icon (ic_launcher)

Changing your applications icon (ic_launcher) is a common occurrence when developing your android application. Here's quick steps on how...