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Month: April 2014

Android Application Development

Android Application Development

                          The fast rapids have given way to the open mass of water that moves slow.  I have completed introductions to developing applications on Android devices.  The interface and terminology have been the most challenging part.  I’m currently reading two books on the subject. The first book which has most of the grit is “Android in Action“ (W. Frank Ableson, Robi Sen, Chris King, C. Enrique Ortiz. Android…

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Sensor Presentation

Sensor Presentation

GPS Visualizer This site has been known to me for a while.  I originally had found it in my search for ways to convert Google Map routes to a GPX file that would load in TopoFusion.  The site is so feature rich that I skipped past it.  I returned a few more times since then, but hadn’t found any compelling reason to look into it further.  This changed with Hazim Bitar‘s Android App “SensoDuino“.  The tutorial he presented helped put the…

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Android Sensors

Android Sensors

Beyond “Hello World” The thrill of creating my first Android app was short lived.  The ADK is vast and I have no outline or road map that comforts a spoon fed student.  The real reason for taking a stab at smart phone app development was to get at those sensors and store the readings.  This is going to require user input, screen output, sensor readings, and data storage. In Search Of The simple task of reading sensors proved to be…

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Android Developement

Android Developement

Why Android?  One reason, Innovation. The platform is open and is more adapt to the entry level developer.  It has lost almost half of its market share in the past 2 years.  Most of this loss has been claimed by the IOS devices that are currently surging.  Again the question why!?  Again, my answer is innovation.  I don’t have to reinvent the wheel.  The hard work has been done.  It’s a spring board to the IOS platform.      …

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Spring 2014 – Phones, Presentation, Processing, and Pi

Spring 2014 – Phones, Presentation, Processing, and Pi

This quarter I’ll be covering 4 P’s, these are Phones, Presentation,  Processing, and Pi.  The posts this quarter will follow a different structure.  The subjects below will be the main entries.  As more work is done in each subject, entries will be made and included with the post.  At the end of the quarter, they will be divided evenly in time from each other, this will help offer a more cohesive flow of the content. Phones really refers to smart…

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