19 December 2012

Android: activating screen disconnects phone call

When you are calling the customer service of a Belgian phone company you can go into the waiting queue for a looooooong time. So i put the speaker on and have the waiting music loop while I continue working. When they finally pick up the phone, half an hour later, the phone screen has gone in sleep mode. So... I press the power button to switch the screen on (and switch the speaker off), which ... ends the call I've been waiting for so long. Aaaaargh...

How to disable call disconnection when you activate your screen with the power button on Android (4.0)?
Go to Settings > "Accessibility" and uncheck "Power button ends calls".
Unfortunatly you will also loose the intuitive facility to end a phone call using the power button.
Pushing the button when the screen is off should wake up the screen, pushing the button when the screen is on and a call is ongoing should end the call.
Hope Google guys correct his in the future. Please?

11 December 2012

Upcoming features for Hybris 4.8

Next week a new minor 4.8 release is expected for the Hybris e-commerce platform.
This should be the last release before the major Hybris 5.0 release (expected Q2 2013).
Expected new features:

  • Subsrciptions and bundling module
    • recurring price models
    • product bundles (e;g. sell entire digital publication or individual chapters and articles, sell mobile with phone contract)
      • dynamic, rule based bundling and pricing
    • cockpit: graphical dashboard for managing bundles and subscriptions
    • great for any digital content provider(newspapers, platform subscriptions, eBooks, Steam-like online game buying...)
  • New Telco accelerators, built on subscription and bundling module. An accelerator is a prebuilt Hybris application targeted at a specific market.
    • B2B accelerator mobile front

    6 December 2012

    KeyKash: transfer money from mobile to mobile

    Keytrade bank introduced the KeyKash Android application that allows you to transfer money to another mobile phone (also running KeyKash). As a Keytrade customer you can send money to any belgian bank account.
    You can transfer money using NFC (put the phones back to back and tap your screen) or QR code (let the receiver scan the QR code for the transfer).