Archive for December, 2009

Anddev.org user XCaffeinated has posted a helpful guide on how ot scale the emulator to simulate the physical size of the device, the post is here.

Adobe you bore me

Posted: December 6, 2009 in Android, Java, Mobile
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I would imagine many of you have tried the mobile application from Adobe for Android. Its okay I guess but I want to go in a different direction. Some research groups have created new languages that cover the image processing area. One of those groups has started an Andorid branch, namely processing.org, see the android source branch/trunk.

A less complex approach seems to be JJIL which just focuses on image processing itself. The created image processing pipe-lines than can be used both in processing still images and video. The actual math-programming  functions used seems to be based on OpenCV.

What I am attempting to state is there is big difference between put something up and engaging the mobile Android user. Being able to crop and color correct an image is not exactly engaging that mobile Android user. Thus the general idea is to start with an Android Image Gallery application and use JJIL to do some image processing via image processing pipelines and combine that with some new UI ideas I have to see if I can raise the engage the mobile Android user bar higher than Adobe did.

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EMMA suport for Anroid SDK 1.6 R2

Posted: December 4, 2009 in Android, Java, Mobile
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Google is updating prior SDKs to include EMMA support, first one is API level 4 which is SDK 1.6r2. Details here. Some other fixes as well including the emulator skin fix for the d-pad.

Androd 2.0.1 Level 6

Posted: December 4, 2009 in Android, Java, Mobile
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Androd 2.0.1 SDK was released by Google. Notes about changes near the bottom of this page.

On Dec 1st Moto released MotoDEVStduo4androd 1.0.2 updated to SDK 2.0. One improvement that might not have been talked about yet is being able to install rest of Eclipse IDe components as MotoDevStudio base starts with just Eclipse Java and some other parts.

So first screen shot Team SVN and Git installed:

As I go through this process I will post more screen-shots. I should also point out I had to Dave Winer yell at someone at MotoDev Studio Team about not being able to install all the Eclipse components. Maybe this is a sign of better listening? This not tot begrudge the MotoDev Studio team in any way as I appreciate the hard work that went on to solve the problem.

Next up is to install WTP. TPTP, BiRT so I can get the eclipse Memory analyzer plugins working and Eclipse ECF.

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Before I being this, some background.  Sometimes intelligent gifted people are not the easiest to interface with. Dave Winer certainly could be said to be the Frank Zappa of the RSS user community at times. So when you find an aha moment from dave winer explained by himself in an easy non pressure language its a real find.

Dave Winer recently started using an Android device with OS 1.5 and wanted to know how to do screen capture form a user perspective that means not installing something like the Android SDK or even probably installing something else. The thread he comments in is here.

The Gem is the last comment in the thread in that Dave Winer challenges all developers to look past our feedback systems that are developer centric and adopt a more user friendly approach. Let me explain, you know that physical thing called the Apple retail store? ever notice how there i snot a single install of any developer bug trackers there? Ever wonder why?

That is one of the reasons why you should use something like DroidDrop to remotely log the application problem as you do not want extra step sin consumer application feedback. the more times you can step into the consumers shoe sand think like them the better the consumer application.

Welcome to the Android User community Dave Winer..I forgot to mention DW’s Droid user  blog is here.

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