23/08/2013

[Android] Auto Answer app

Last year I bought an Android smartphone from LG, with Gingerbread 2.3.4 on it. Much to my surprise, it was not very smart, for example I couldn't set it to automatically answer incoming calls.

The good thing about having it run Android, was that I could fix this flaw by developing my own app, so I googled around and found an Auto Answer project on Google Code from Matt Hahnfeld, released under a GNU GPL v3 licence.

Since the author removed it from Google's Play Store, I catered his code to my needs and installed the app on my Optimus HUB. It works perfectly, I tested it on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 (LG Optimus L7) without issues, and it should work on Froyo 2.2 too.

At the time there weren't many free apps that did this but now you finally have some choices, note that some phones already come with this feature built-in.

You can find my code on GitHub, the licence remains the same GNU GPL v3. To successfully compile it you'll need an IDE such as Eclipse, and the proper Android SDK for your OS version. The source code I uploaded comes with the Android 4 lib, but you can easily switch it to another version.

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