Simple App Idea, not much experience

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    I love it that the idea has got a few people going. Quite surprised really but still very hopeful someone can make it happen. It has to happen eventually. I lost my phone since starting this thread but I've got a replacement now (no thanks to insurance) and I'm back wishing my phone would sigh every now and then. Keep it up and I'll keep believing in a brighter, more emotive world for me and my phone
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    hi guys I found this thread a few weeks ago when I was googling around for ideas to use as my first Android app. I completed my take on it this week and have uploaded the app to Google Play:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bullant.co.uk.app01.grumblebot01

    The app is called Grumblebot and will randomly play a sigh within the duration you set. So if someone wants to give it a go, let me know what you think :D
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    Wow, that is really cool, coolmint! This idea has been kicking around for a while. I think I'm going to try it out. I hope the OP notices this. I think he will be thrilled that sometime gave it a go.
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    Darn, its not compatible with this phone (RAZR M). I will try it on my Maxx.
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    ah right, I set the build platform to the latest version (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ), so I hope that wasn't too restrictive?
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    It may be. My phones are still ICS and will be for a little while I'm sure. Not too many phones have jellybean yet...even though it seems jellybean apps should work on ICS.
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    Great news lad you're a hero. Unfortunately I'm on an s2 and I believe we're waiting till November for the update. Still fantastic work. Does it have the option to add your own sounds. So much potential with this app I can't wait to try it. Might see if any pals are on jelly.
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    I wonder if it would work on ICS. Is there anyone you know who has ICS that you can ask them to try it to see if it works? I'm thinking if going into the play store and changing my device to a jellybean phone to see if it will work.
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    So glad you noticed this. I think it is a funny idea and would love to try it out in the midst of my co-workers when no one is paying attention and then wondering where its coming from.
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    That would be a pretty snazzy app! I would get it.
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    Guess you can't manually change your device on google play anymore. If the app works on 4.0 (ICS), then you could change the 4.1 restriction on google play to include ICS. Then we can all start having fun with it.
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    ok I'll look into downgrading it to ICS 4.0, I'm new to Android phones in general and had naively assumed every device would be up-to-date :biggrin:


    the sounds effects are hard coded, but I might consider changing it to load from file
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    Well coolmint, I think that is pretty impressive that you took on this project and even more impressive that you are fairly new to Android. Hats off to you.
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    If you're using Eclipse to develop in, then you just need to change the API that you're building against and recompile. Eclipse will let you know if you've used any code that is incompatible with a previous API.

    I'd really like to see the source code that you've used. It appears from your screencaps that you are using the same method I started with, but I couldn't get the randomness correct without writing my own method (API issue as I was building against Gingerbread API for a wider distribution). Would you mind creating a Github and uploading your source there please. I'm very interested in your randomization method.
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    yep I'll make the changes and such when I get a chance in the next few days, and I'll upload the source code to the web too for those interested


    cheers :D
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    Sounds great. Can you upload the code prior to making the API changes. This way, if anything breaks at least we have the original code to reference in addition the the necessary changes to backport.

    Good job mate!
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    I get an error "there is a problem parsing the package." Any ideas on a workaround.
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    Just downloaded it and I'm waiting for my first one now with a nice cup of tea. Very excited. Would be fantastic if you could put your own sigh in there, maybe for version 1.1, not sure how difficult that would be. Ill let you know how it goes
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