Developing with subdomains just got a lot easier: *.lacolhost.com

source: http://developer-faq.blogspot.com/2011/07/access-localhost-from-android-sdk.html

It’s a pain working with applications where subdomains are used to identify accounts or other information. Generally, it involves hacking your /etc/hosts file with a list of specific subdomains.

We don’t really like doing that.

So we bought lacolhost.com and setup a wildcard to resolve to 127.0.0.1. It’s up and running and you can rely on it for your development now and for as long into the future as we can.

So the next time you need to test pinkfluffyunicorns.myapp.com in development, don’t mess with your hosts file, just go to pinkfluffyunicorns.lacolhost.com to hit your development environment and make sure it works.

lacolhost.com

*.lacolhost.com

Enjoy!