Stuart Alsford

Coffee, Games, and the odd bit of coding


Infrequent and rambling

Home Switch Beta Testing

Other the last few months I have seen more and more 1-3 star reviews from people running devices loaded with EMUI, Huawei/Honor, and a few others. (I mention EMUI for a reason, not to point fingers). I've tried tackling this before with some detection based on what...

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Home Switch update coming soon!

Hey, It's been a while coming, but I will have an update for Home Switch out within the coming weeks. This deals with 2 issues that I have come across either in talking to people or looking at the ANR (App not responding) logs that people report back to Google. The...

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Talos 1.1 update plans

It's been a long time now since I first published Talos to the Google Play Store, and even longer since I first decided that I was going to make it over 18 months ago. Yay for being slow and not spending as much time as I probably should developing it. As such, I...

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A few app updates!

It's taken a very long time for me to actually get to it, but Home Switch and Timer for GTA Online have both had updates over the last day or so. Home Switch was a relatively minor change to try to reduce the likelihood that you can get stuck inside the app but...

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Talos is released!

It's been a long time in the making, but this week finally sees the release of Talos Launcher. For those of you who don't follow me on twitter, Talos is the first app I started making,  and it has seen many changes since its first design. Originally, it was intended...

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Tycka is released!

After what seems like an eternity, but in reality was just 2 months, I have finally released an app called Tycka. What is Tycka? Well, it is an app for Chrome Cast that can be used to display the 5 most recent (at present) tweets to your Cast device. It was originally...

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My Projects

Home Switch

A little app that will wipe your current home screen and then prompt you to select a new one. Can be used instead of finding the app that is the default in settings, and wiping defaults.


Previously known as Daddy Gave Me A Phone, Talos is a replacement home screen (launcher) for Android.

Timer for GTA Online

This app counts down 48 minutes from pressing a button, which is the same length of time as a day in GTA V, which is how often you can sell a car to make some quick money.


Tycka is an app for ChromeCast that can be used to display the 5 most recent (at present) tweets to your Cast device.

Daddy Gave Me A Phone

The original incarnation of Talos, Daddy Gave Me A Phone is now a dead project. Check inside for the life of Daddy Gave Me A Phone until it got a slightly shorter name.