Simple App Idea, not much experience

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  1. coolmint

    coolmint New Member

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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.
     
  8. coolmint

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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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