Monday, 22 November 2010

Invisible Starfield

After publishing Starfield Twist over the weekend I was unable to see it in the market on my Tattoo. A couple of releases later and it's finally there and all it took was the removal of a bit of XML. It seems some phones, that are perfectly capable of using live wallpapers, do not declare it correctly (including the unofficial 2.2 ROM I am running) and so the market automatically filters out those apps.

The fix is to remove the following from the XML which tells the market that the app is a live wallpaper:
<uses-feature android:name="android.software.live_wallpaper" />
The downside to this is that all devices running Android 2.1 and above will see the app even if they do not support live wallpapers!

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