Keith Flo

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Recent posts by Keith Flo

Folks ..

I need a free (or cheap) collection of graphics, icons etc .. that I can use in Android apps. What are some good collections of graphics/images that others are using and can recommend.

I'm working on my first two android apps. One is a game, the other is a flash cards app. Creating the graphics images myself is a non-starter .. It'd be years of effort and a bad result if I tried to do the images myself.
(I'm sure this question has been asked an answered in this forum before .. so if someone could point me to the appropriate thread .. I'd be appreciative!)

Thanks!
6 years ago
Aakarsha,

I suggest the following ..

Whizlabs .. not free but highly recommended. Check out this post. Also check out the FAQ here on JavaRanch. It contains links to tons of resources.

These will get you started.

kf
6 years ago
Awesome!!!

Congratulations .... I'd appreciate hearing some details on what you did to prepare!




I'm curious about how you develop UIs in Android Apps?

Some have said that since there is no 'visual designer' for Android developing your UI can be rather tedious. Can you tell me ...
  • Is this your experience too?
  • What do you use to develop your UIs?
  • Is there a tool/tools you recommend for building UIs?
  • Didn't Google recently acquire a vendor who makes Android UI tools?




  • PS: Just bought your book, from what I've read so far (a few pages in the bookstore) ... I like it ...
    I've never done any Android development but I know Windows Phone 7 has Visual Studio AND Expression Blend for rich, drag & drop UI building .... XCode has Interface Builder ... Andoid need something ... I think
    7 years ago
    Its nice to see an old post is still useful!

    7 years ago
    JSP
    Welcome Bert!! ... But don't you already live here?
    Jeanne,

    IE on Windows Phone 7 is not detected ... which is what I am using ... I get the regular home page. Which is fine ... hopefully you guys can add IE mobile ... the world is not all iPods ... (love the android devices too!)
    8 years ago
    Lester,

    Thanks!!! This is just what I needed!

    As I explained in another post ... Our issue is what approach and features our dev team wants to implement versus what our customer wants. Our customer wants a more traditional scenario where a user comes back to his/her desk, syncs the device and then we've get the data they've collected on their phone in our app. As devs we prefer (I should say I prefer) a more 'web services' style approach. Our customer is enraptured with the iPhone ... which is a malady which is not unique. Personally, I'd rather do the whole thing in Android ... but that's a battle I'm not likely to win. However, the ability to sync with our desktop app ... if they really feel they need that feature and is probably not possible in the iPhone ... may be a key decision point.
    8 years ago
    Alaa,

    Thanks! this helps a lot!

    However, there's something I'm 95% certain about (agreement could have changed, but I doubt that); you are not allowed to transfer data through the USB cable.



    That answers my question!!! If we cant transfer data through the USB cable our desktop app/phone data integration concept is a non-starter!

    Our issue is what approach and features our dev team wants to implement versus what our customer wants. Our customer wants a more traditional scenario where a user comes back to his/her desk, syncs the device and then we've get the data they've collected on their phone in our app. As devs we prefer (I should say I prefer) a more 'web services' style approach as you suggest. Personnally, I'd rather do the whole thing in Android but thats a battle I'm not likely to win.

    Thanks again!
    8 years ago
    iOS
    Can I have the Android app that write sync data with a desktop application that I create? The answer to this is a key element in deciding whether to do Android (which I prefer) or iPhone development.

    Most of our users have windows desktops. We'd like to write a windows app that retrieves data from an Android app that we will create when our users sync their phones. Is this allowed? Or is the only way through a web service? Basically sending/retrieving the data from a web site we create?
    8 years ago
    Can I have the iPhone app that write sync data with a desktop application that I create? Or is syncing restricted to only iTunes?

    Most of our users have windows desktops. We'd like to write a windows app that retrieves data from an iPhone app that we will create when our users sync their phones. Is this allowed? Can it be done either thru iTunes or directly from our windows app?
    8 years ago
    iOS
    Congrats!! That's an awesome score!!
    8 years ago
    Luke,

    Here's my view ...

  • as a developer I can do just about anything I might need or want to do when I can use Java ... taglibs let me do this
  • when I write a custom tag other developers (even non-developers) can use the functionality of the tag very easily. Just put the taglib directive in at the top of the JSP page and 'boom' they can use the functionality the tag provides.
  • Custom tags can have input arguments and allow you to return html ... returning html is more convenient that the text that your bean is (most likely) to provide.
  • Lastly, EL and JSTL are nice ... but they dont provide everything ... for example Struts2 has it own taglib for things you may need that aren't provided by JSTL (like html forms)
  • Bear and Dave

    Thanks for the comments ...

    By the way Dave ... I just bought your book ... I've finished the first two chapters and then I skipped to the JavaScript chapters ... because of this project ... I don't agree with the two reviews on Amazon ... my initial impressions are much more positive ... I'll write a my own comments on Amazon when I've finished more of the book.
    Folks,

    Starting a new project ... tomorrow ... Its a good deal more JS than I usually write ... (70% JavaScript, 30% Java) ....
    and I think I'd like to use an IDE for the JS work. Usually, I use Textpad or Eclipse for the JS ...

    I'd appreciate some comments/opinions on ...
  • Aptana JS/CSS/HTML IDE -- Is this the best choice?
  • Eclipse plugin(s) for JS
  • some other tool


  • thanks!