Hide Apps in Nova Launcher Drawer

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TL;DR: Select Nova Settings -> App and widget drawers -> Hide apps (scroll down bit) -> select the apps you want to hide. I’ve noticed that my app drawer started to get cluttered with stuff I’m not really using (like the Audio FX stuff). since some of the things I can’t remove (system apps and what not), the next best thing is to just hide them altogether. Steps are quite simple: Go to Nova Settings: Select the App and widget drawers entry: Scroll down a bit and select Hide apps:…read more

Material Palette Resources

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Today I wanted to change the colours of my app (still in alpha). Since I want to be material, I went looking for material links. Here are some things I found: A Stack Exchange question on how to programmatically generate a monochromatic palette A material color generator – cool material picker – you can pick individual colours (primary and secondary) to see how it would look on the app HTH, A little experiment: If you find this post and ad below useful, please check the ad out :-)

Easy django applications with cookiecutter

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Now I’m trying to create a bunch of django applications and I’ve got tired of creating everything from scratch. So, here are the steps I’m using to easy create a new django app: Create a new virtual environment. This is vital. It allows you to set up your own versions, not pollute the default installation (removing packages is tricky IMO). If you don’t know what I’m talking about, spend a few minutes to find out. Install cookiecutter (pip install cookiecutter). This is according to some the best thing that happened…read more

Simple steps to deploy app to Heroku

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The past days I’ve been trying to find a cloud provider to deploy an app to. So, until docker becomes a bit easier and flynn up and running, I’ll stick with one of the known ones, i.e. heroku. I’ve been trying to get a simple list of heroku deployment steps for a while and after watching a nice video I think I’ve got it. So, without more ado, here they are. Preliminary steps Assuming that you want to start from scratch, here is what you need to install (dependencies): Install…read more