Many Chrome OS users come to this question sooner or later. Yes there is still an option to use Linux apps inside Chrome OS, but this apps runs in a virtual environment without direct access to the hardware. There is better option like crouton, but it is still not the same as having the real Ubuntu (or any other your favorite GNU/Linux distribution) installation. Do you know that you even could have a dual-boot to Chrome OS or Linux? Well, not on every Chromebook, but still. I’m not going to copy-paste the guides from another sources. The best source is an official documentation of the tools you will use. I just want to point you in the right direction and also make a note for myself.Read More »How to install Ubutnu on Chromebook
There is several ways to create different build flows for your Flutter app. You can use flavors for example. But today I want to describe my Android release flow where Codemagic builds my app from GitHub tag to publish it to Google Play and to create a release in GitHub. And the most comfortable thing is that app version is taken from tag name.Read More »Use tag name as app version in Codemagic builds
For me currently Gitpod is the best IDE for Chrome OS users. Not only because it is cloud based with web interface, but because it allows you to set up and run full development environment almost for any purpose not depending on my local system and hardware. The second big thing is that you can switch from one environment to another completely different in a minutes. From time to time I’m realizing there is another project I can run in Gitpod with simple configuration.
Today we gonna set up Firebase Cloud Functions project in Gitpod.Read More »Firebase Cloud Functions development environment in Gitpod
The way I was doing this previously was a command line tool for Linux. But it turns out there is a simple way to this with a couple of clicks.Read More »How to write an image to SD Card in Chrome OS
I think the first question raised here can be “Why do you need this?”. I’m developing a Flutter application in Gitpod environment and need to run it on a real dive. There is no way to connect to my USB port from cloud-based IDE, but adb can connect over the network as well. While I’m at home there is no reason for me to use the method described in this guide because I have static IP and forwarded port on my router. I’m using this method only when I’m a road warrior. But you can use it at home as well or in any situation where you can’t or don’t want to configure router or get public IP address.Read More »ADB over any network without port forwarding. Even over mobile 3G/4G/LTE.
Today I want to show how I configured Gitpod for Flutter development and how I’m running the app from cloud IDE right on my real Android device.Read More »Developing Flutter application in Gitpod and running it on real device
While there is a component in Home Assistant for Samsung SmartThings integration, the things with vacuum cleaners is not so obvious as it can be. While I’m not sure about an older versions of Samsung robot cleaners, I can say that you can’t control newer versions (like VR9300 in my case) using only Home Assistant integration. Need some magic here.Read More »How to connect Samsung PowerBot robot vacuum cleaner to Home Assistant
It is not a secret that Android Studio could almost perfectly run on a PC with 4GB RAM if we are talking about Windows OS or Linux. Yes we already have an official Android Studio build for Chrome OS, but the things are not so simple here.Read More »How to run Android Studio on a Chromebook with 4GB of RAM
Looking back in time, I’m indeed was a fan of smartwatches. My first wearable device was the first watch with Android Wear – LG G Watch. It was very strange-looking yet very cool device.Read More »Fossil Sport review or how to solve all issues with it
When it comes to my favorite gear, it is definitely Anker.Read More »USB Type-C hub for Chromebook: Anker USB C Hub 5-in-1 Premium quick review