Over a million developers have joined DZone.

View the Logcat Buffer in a System Overlay Window with Ghost Log

· Java Zone

Learn more about the advantages of moving from a monolithic to microservices architecture.  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

Android developers may be interested in Jeff Gilfelt's new open-source tool, Ghost Log, which is an Android application that can be used to display the device logcat buffer in a system overlay window. It requires device root access to use in Android versions 4.1 and up, but Gilfelt also provides a workaround for developers working with non-rooted devices. The application in action looks like this:


Check out Gilfelt's Github for all the details and instructions, and to grab the application.

From Idea to Application gives you the architecture to quickly build, manage and run a range of applications (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices, etc.) on an open-standard, cloud-based platform. See why developers are using IBM Bluemix. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.


The best of DZone straight to your inbox.

Please provide a valid email address.

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}