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  1. PaulTR

    PaulTR Member

    I've read the forums for a while, but finally registered. Just released my first Android game not too long ago and all that :) I'm currently a senior at Fresno State University in computer science, and Android is probably the most fun of the platforms I've developed for, so yeah. Hi! :p

    As for devices, I have an HTC Incredible 2, and a Nexus 7

  2. PaulTR

    PaulTR Member

  3. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Welcome to the forums Paul, glad to have you on the site :)

    Feel free to post your game here: App Announcements

    Thanks for joining :D
  4. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

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    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

  6. PaulTR

    PaulTR Member

    Thanks guys! Just posted in App Announcements.

    I also have one more app I'm working on, but it won't be released under my account. I'm currently a senior at Fresno State University, and for my senior project I decided to make an Android app for the zoo here. It's actually going a lot better than I expected since it's my first large solo project, my first Android app written using Java and all of the Android packages, and my first program for a professional business. I have screen shots if anyone's interested :) Here's the features I've added so far and have been learning from:

    WebViews - Best. Things. Ever. I had a map image for the zoo, but I was having a lot of trouble getting the gesture based zoom/move aspects to work, then I found out that I could just toss an image into an HTML document and save it as an asset, and it's all built in.

    Customized ListViews - Also great! Took some work to make the layouts work correctly with multiple lines of text and an image, but now that it does, it looks gorgeous.

    Themes - I actually went back and edited what I have now to use themes. At the start I just hard coded a lot of my styles into the XML layout files, but once I figured out how to work with themes it was great

    Locale/Language Settings - So easy to work with, it's ridiculous. Fresno has a large population that only speaks Spanish, so being able to just put all of my strings into an ES file or grab the device context and specifically set my text has been amazing

    ActionBarSherlock - Not an official part of the Android platform, but this third party library has been absolutely great for navigation on old and new devices.

    Other than that, just the fact that I can use a lot of Java packages in there has been great. I'm still figuring out a lot with it and fine tuning the app, but so far it's been really fun.
  7. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Well-Known Member

    Good to hear if you have any questions dont hesitate to ask.
  8. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator Guide

    Good to hear, i know a lot of my friends in college choose to do Apps for their college projects as well.

    Nice suggestions there, i will certainly pass it on to my friends.

    Like Liamo said, if you have any questions feel free to ask :)

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