I have just released my first ever Android application. It’s called World Cup 2010 TV Guide and is available in the Android Market (do a search for World Cup 2010 TV Guide or, better, just scan the above QR code.)
I got my Google Nexus One exactly two weeks ago (Thanks Alam and Dassen!) and I became a fan from the very first sight. The hardware is fantastic and the operating system, Android, which I upgraded to the latest 2.2 version on the same day, is excellent. It is built on Linux and provided all the features one can dream on a smartphone. Let’s just say that it easily matches whatever exists elsewhere…
Android smartphones are programmed using Java using the Eclipse IDE. As you all know, I am somewhat of a Java buff myself and I love Eclipse and all the Java opensource ecosystem. The application itself is not very complex yet I had to spent a few days to understand how Android deals with user interface layouts (DroidDraw helped a lot) as well as with the built-in SQLite database.
Interestingly, I never felt constrained even though I was programming for a phone instead of a PC. The Nexus One is really a powerful device. And it runs Java so well that, now, I know why I spent all those years reading Java books and programming for fun up to 2am :-)
Who knows? When I bought my Amiga 500 around 1988, it came in a box on which was written “Your Imagination is the Limit” and this really made me understand how malleable and powerful a computer can be when programmed correctly. I am really looking forward to learn how to develop more powerful Android application.
In the meantime, download “World Cup 2010 TV Guide” in the Android Market. And have fun with it!
As you always say : “Niceeeeeeeee” :-)
I worked on a dev project using Windows mobile, was cool… Never tried android though, not yet.
Tempting but a few months ago, I asked myself the following :
“A new 10MP mobile phone or a lens for my camera?”
You might already know the answer…
As a matter of fact, Android is incredibly cool… and somewhat frustrating at the same time. The documentation is not complete and there are a lot of “Android development” websites with erroneous information. But trial and error mostly gets you there…
@Avinash Is there any android-based phones on the market in Mauritius?
I developed a simple blogging application on android but didn’t get to test it on a real phone, just on the emulator.
What I found impressive is that I just had to connect my Nexus One to my MacBook, enabled USB Development and, hey presto, I could easily “run” my app on the Nexus One as easily as in an emulator. Once again, Google is doing the right thing: not pissing off developers :-)
I was your student of Enterprise Application Development at cdac.
I am currently working on my dissertation.
I need some help:
I need some codes that can read the contents of volatile memory of a cellular phone and dump these contents into a file on a memory card.
Grateful for your help.
Have a nice weekend.
Can you be more explicit? What kind of mobile phone are you referring to? Personally, I know a bit of Android and that’s it :-)
Just for your info (and for my own pleasure), my first Android app has been downloaded 6646 times up to now :-)
Sir, please can you tell me how to implement inheritance in a rdbms. I have gone through the net ….but i got more confuse….In fact …i have the following entities…student, educator and non-teaching staffs….so…since they are sharing common attributes like name, address..etc….i would like to create another entity like person…which would be an base class…and then the other entities listed above can be its derived class….
Thanking u beforehand sir…
I suppose you’re using a database which allows for inheritance like PostgreSQL. Read the relevant documentation where everything is explained in detail.
Just Another mobile developer!!!
I currently don’t own any Android based Device. I own an HTC TyTN and bought a windows mobile development book as my first purchase on amazon but I’m being lazy to xplore the SDK. I used Java Micro Edition Platform for my final year project and it was interesting but when I tried to implement same on windows mobile, deception was ahead. .NET APIs are not free and you have to pay for (don’t know what kind of)support.
Java is cool and the open source community is doing a lot for this platform :) I applied for the post of .NET developer but after realising that .NET framework regarding c# functionality emerged from java, I feel ashamed lol :( … I’ll need some time to think about buying an android based phone and exploit the OS using the SDK.
Thank you for the information. In fact i am using oracle as database.
Just a brief comment to tell you all that the app has been downloaded 11233 times up to now… I’m happy.
I am loving Android Development. I badly need an android mobile phone with GPS. If any1 got one,please let me know! its for my final yr project @ uom. I can xchange it with my Blackberry Curve 8520 too if needed:(…
Does the HTC Tattoo possess a GPS? It’s available at Rs 8000 now. Surely the UOM can afford to get one…
do you own a android device ? why dont you develop more apps ?
I do have an idea for one developement
Yes, I own a Google Nexus One. And I’m planning to get more Android-based devices in the future.
What are you thinking of developing?