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How to have a rooted Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) without tripping KNOX

Despite having a quite long history of voiding devices’ warranties, with my latest purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB (SM-G900F, with the Snapdragon processor), I started a challenge to avoid voiding the warranty. Therefore, I keep trying rooting my device without tripping KNOX. So far, I have been successful. However, with the slow arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy...

OpenPomo development has stopped

Time to admit it. I do not have the time to continue the development of OpenPomo. It has been funny to start the (probably) first non-trivial Pomodoro Android project ever. OpenPomo development started on October 2009 as a University project, under the name Pomodroid. I don’t even remember when it was first released to the public, as opensource software. My commitment to the project has...

How to enable Horde ActiveSync with Apache httpd, mod_fastcgi, and PHP 5.4

In order to have a groupware environment without being spied by intrusive cloud companies, I set up a self-hosted Horde Groupware. What I love about Horde, besides being open-source software and not requiring root access, is the support of ActiveSync. I have got two Android devices. Therefore, I have the need to synchronize contacts, calendars, tasks and mails. The actual Horde 4 is capable to...

OpenPomo Project is born

After more than a year, I am very happy to announce that Pomodroid – the first Android advanced productivity app that lets user focus on their tasks under the Pomodoro Technique – has been discontinued. From the ashes of Pomodroid, the OpenPomo project is born. OpenPomo is a family of Android applications, all of them opensource, implementing the Pomodoro Technique. Right now...

Pomodroid is not dead! Some updates on Development

Pomodroid Project is not dead! I am just busy with my Master of Science course. I am (very slowly) developing v0.9.0 release with A new, standardized, easier user interface, and new icons! A Pomodoro Timer implemented as Android Service, that will be able to run in background Better Performance Support for more remote services A free/opensource vs a paid version! The first will stay free and...

Preparing a paid version of Pomodroid

After many days of reasoning about the future of Pomodroid, the (actually) free/open Android application for managing tasks under the Pomodoro Technique, I decided that I will develop two separate versions, one remaining free/open for those just wanting simple functionalities (e.g., no remote fetching of tickets) and a new version that will be called Pomodroid Pro, containing all the extra...

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.