Thursday, March 3, 2011

Net Ping and installing to the SD Card

Lately, I've been running out of internal memory on my Android phone, and I've gotten hooked on moving everything over to the SD card that I can. Net Ping version 1.5 doesn't allow installation on the SD card, which is the default behavior for apps.

Making the change to the app is very simple, according to the developer documentation:

To allow the system to install your application on the external storage, modify your manifest file to include the android:installLocation attribute in the <manifest> element, with a value of either "preferExternal" or "auto".

(See Install Location for Android Apps.)

This setting is ignored by the earliest versions of Android, which makes it backwards compatible.

I'll be publishing the SD card installable version of Net Ping soon.

To check out the Net Ping app, you can find it on the Android Market.

1 comment:

  1. Net Ping version 1.6 is published, so now you can move the app to your SD Card.