How to run WhatsApp on PC

 

 

WhatsApp , without any doubt is the best instant messaging app for the mobile. WhatsApp was in news recently due to its acquisition by Facebook . WhatsApp is built for mobile and no official version exist for PC .There are many malware applications that claims to be WhatsApp for PC ,what they do is stealing your personal details . Any application that claim to be the pc client of WhatsApp need to be dealt with suspicion. Please don’t download them and put yourselves in danger.

 

So that means i can’t have WhatsApp on PC ? Officially no. But there is always a way , right ?

To run WhatsApp on PC , all you need to have is an android emulator downloaded on PC . Emulator , as the name suggests, creates a virtual android device within your PC and let you run all the apps within PC itself.

Official Android SDK contains emulator , which is used by developers to test their apk files. But running this emulator needs some complex setting up proccedurres. So i am not going to use that.  For those who want to give a try , download it from Android developers website.

 

There are a some other good emulators you could give a try. Bluestacks App player is a free one. But it should be considered a player , rather than an emulator, nevertheless runs android apps . When i tried out, i found it lagging and many a times i had to force shut it down.

An alternative is You Wave . This is the emulator that i use currently . This is not a freeware , but you can try it before buying. It is very stable and runs without any lag or freezes . Only issue i found is the ROM . The device that is being emulated doesnot have enough memory and neither i found an option to increase the memory. So that is a -ve for me. Anyways , the original application is far far bettter than Bluestacks .

 

 

 

 

 

So now back to the topic. With the emulator installed and opened , download the Whatsapp messenger and install it .

 

While opening it will ask for the phone number ,enter it and wait till the app waits for the confirmation code ( 5 Minutes) .

 

 

 

Once the time out is finished , you will reach a new window which says sms verification failed . Here you can enter the confirmation code you reeviced via sms . Just the enter the code in the space above call me button. Finished . You are now ready to use WhatsApp on PC . Enjoy !!!! 

 

NB : Please note that WhatsApp doesnot allow same phone number to be used in multiple devices , so you may have to use a number that is not associated with an existing account . 

 

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Best 5 Live wallpapers in Playstore : Part One

What it makes android different from other operating system is the customization part. You can change the look , the behavior, sounds and what not ? Google Playstore got a separate section just for the personalization apps . You can choose from the thousands of themes, icon packs, wallpapers and launchers .  You will easily get lost in that wilderness. Don’t get baffled by the ratings . I have tested many of the top applications in that genre and must tell you , most of those highly rated apps doesn’t fare better than the free apps available .

Given the size of the playstore , the task of testing each and every app is not going to be feasible for us. So i randomly test apps , mostly from the small developers . I will list out the apps that i found worth mentioning over here . Today , the app that caught my eye is Live Jellyfish LWP

This was a surprise app for me. Found this one on my friends mobile . I instantly fell in love with it. This is a very simple live wallpaper . Smooth and clean animation. It is a very light app and doesn’t consume ram and lags . Since the wallpaper is a dark one , it also doesn’t consumes the battery too much. So easily a 5 star from me

You won’t regret paying for this live wallpaper.

Playstore link : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.superjellystudios.wallpaper.livejellyfish

How to create your own android app without any coding for free

There are tons of resources available for you to learn android , and almost all are absolutely free . Being open source , Android SDK and toolkit can be downloaded from the official Android Developer website . Android website itself have great articles to start your learning .But learning a language is not an easy task. It takes weeks of training before you could even try to develop your own app. But i will tell you an alternative. This option is for those guys , who wants to develop their own android application without even writing a single line of code . All you need is the imagination .

So how you are going to do it ? Actually there are many websites that offers the users to develop their own android applications , but most of them on a subscription plan . Subscription fees depends upon the pack you are going to choose and will cost you anywhere not less than $33 . If you can’t shell out money , don’t be disappointed . There are a couple of web services that offers this for free of cost. I tried out two of them Appypie and Andromo , both are free , but subscription packs are also available . But i would recommend you to start with the free service before moving out to a paid service. As i said , i tried out Appypie and Andromo but ultimately i ended up with Andromo . I felt Andromo will be more friendly for a novice user . But Andromo requires you to sign up before starting , whereas Appypie will let you develop your app but need to complete the registration procedure before actually building it . Here i will be using Andromo .

STEP 1

Go to http://www.andromo.com

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Complete the signing up procedure . It is free !

STEP 2

Give a name for the project . The name given will be the name of the app

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Click create after giving a name

STEP 3

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Here you can see the basic information about your app. You can choose the target device – whether google play store or amazon app store or samsung app store  , the category , app version etc. Click save and continue once you are done here .

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This is the main page of your app. Click Add an Activity button to evoke a drop down menu , where in you can choose the type of activity . Choose the activity of your choose to evoke the sub menu where you can add further details. You can choose as many activities as you can , but requires a minimum of one . Please be careful about choosing the activity , as this will be the content of your app. Once finished don’t forget to click save and continue .

STEP 5

Here you can choose the style of your app . Colours , Themes etc .

STEP 6

Go through the Dashboard ,  That is the layout . Choose from the available layout . Once you customized , click Save and Continue

STEP 7

Monetization tab gives you the options to add ads in your apps. Please note that  free version of Andromo comes with inbuilt ads of the Andromo inside your app.

STEP 8

Services tab let you choose the push messages and Google analytics

STEP 9

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Now click the Build My App button to start the building procedure. All the compiling and building will be done by the Andromo servers and this will take some time. Once the building is completed , they will send you a notification into your registered email upon which you can download your app by clicking on the Actions button . If you are not satisfied with the app , you can go back and edit each and every step. That is it . Now you have made your own Android App. If you want , you can publish it into Google Play store. We will update you on this later. For now i am winding up this post. Hope this was helpful for you.

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How to get lives in candy crush saga without signing in Facebook ?

This article is meant for candy crush saga in Android / i OS

For anyone who is used to playing candy crush saga knows how disappointing it is to ran out of lives . So to get more lives you have three options .

One – Purchase a life pack from developer.

Two-Wait for the life to refill .(Not sure , but i think  it is 15 minutes for each lives)

Three– Log into Facebook and ask your friends for more lives .But what if you don’t have WiFi or internet access in your mobile ? 

Well , i give you another option. After you ran out of the lives , just exit the game and go to the time settings of your phone. Advance the time by 5 hours . Then go back to the game. You will see the lives are again full. Once you ran out of lives again , you can repeat the trick . Once you are done with the game , don’t forget to reset your clock to actual time. After resetting to actual time , if you open the game you might see a wait period of many thousand minutes for next life . Don’t worry . All you have to do is , not wait for thousand minutes , connect with Facebook . Once the synchronization is complete , the wait period will be disappear and will show full lives .

NB : Please note that tweaking with the system time could adversely affect other applications in the phone and could lead to data loss / damage . Caution is advised .

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Apps I Love : Greenify

Last week i told you about the battery problem my phone is encountering . The battery was draining at the rate of 6 % per hour , that too during the night time when i was not using it . The problem was persistent from the very beginning itself. Oh , by the way , did i tell you that my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini duos . I tried almost all the so called battery saver apps . Some are helpful , but most of them are just craps that further drains my battery . To my dismay , i found the phone a little bit irresponsive when i installed the most downloaded and popular app on the play store . And another app evoked knox , the security app preloaded on galaxy phones , which warns me about a suspicious activity by that app . Most of the battery saver apps gives you a fair idea about the apps that are draining your battery , the condition of battery , time remaining and some gives you the option to force stop the apps running in background . Anyways , i was lost in the battle .

But then i came across an app called Greenify . This app will hibernate those apps that are running in the background and there by saves the battery for you. This is nothing new , as you can do this yourself without any app. Just go to settings>application manager>running apps. Select the app , then Force stop. But you have to repeat this for each and every app that is running in the background. Greenify saves your time and effort in this . With a single touch , most of the apps are hibernated.

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I have rooted the phone and hence more options like hibernating the system app is also possible. To know how to root your phone click here. Let me tell you , from my experience , most of the apps that were eating my battery away were the stock apps or the system apps like google play magazines , movies , music , search , flipboard ( yes it is a pre loaded app on s4 mini) , location manager etc. I was quite impressed by the free app that i purchased the donation version that gives me the option to hibernate system apps and also enables some experimental features along (xpose installer need to be installed) .

So on a scale of 10 , i will rate Greenify free 8/10 and Greenify Donation 10/10

Get Greenify from Play Store.

Give a try and let me know whether that worked for you or not. Happy to help 🙂