Monday 25 April 2011


Llama now speaks Russian. You can download it from here:
It'll be on the market next weekend. In the mean time, here's what happens when you Google image search for ламалама&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch
There's also a new translations page on the blog:

Sunday 24 April 2011

New market version

Just to a quick note to say that the versions that were the Beta versions are now on the market. The map addon for Llama has also made an appearance on the market. Thanks to everyone that's emailed me about translations. I'll send out the list of phrases depending on the feedback of the market release. Please email me about any issues you find. There's an email button in the app now. Cheers all!

Monday 18 April 2011

Who's bored and wants to translate stuff?

Well I missed my own deadline for the market release, but at least I spent the extra time doing the most tedious and boring part of any piece of software... copying the pieces of text into resource files so that it can be translated into different languages. When I first started writing Llama I never meant to release it to anyone, so I didn't bother with any localisation. It also wasn't supposed to do half of the stuff it can do now! It was literally to just shut my phone up when I got to work. Ah well, hindsight.
If anyone fancies doing some translations for me, then get in touch (the email address is in the app). There's a list of 580 phrases that need translating :D otherwise, I'll chuck it through Google translate and see how that goes. In the mean time, there's a new beta with the localisation ready (but only English at the mo) and some minor bug fixes.
I've also had no luck getting Llama to force Android to update its location without the screen having to be on. I blame Google. Bad Google! Here's an issue for you all to follow:
I had attempted to read the radio log cat, but it appears that the logs don't update with any juicy information that give away the current cell ID. A future version of Llama will let you blink the screen every 5 mins or so, so that the location updates. Maybe I can set the screen brightness to zero to fool it into not actually turning on the screen. Meh.

Sunday 10 April 2011

Nearly time for another Market release

There's a fresh version on the beta page. The Llama UI has received a bit of a revamp, so it now looks a bit more iPhoney with a toolbar rather than relying on the menu button. This should make the functions easier to discover, but also gave me space to put some Llama tips and tricks. There's also finally a link to this blog and my email address in the app. Hooray!