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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by androinewbi, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. androinewbi

    androinewbi Lurker
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    I need help creating a simple app that opens to a specific image (a screenshot that I have) with a live time and date situated on it. Basically, when I open the app, I want to see a fixed image with the time running, and when I press return, the app closes.

    Here's an illustration: https://i.imgur.com/J4kEEbp.jpeg

    Could you please guide me on how to code such an app ?

    Thank you all.

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i'm no developer, but do you know the basics of android? do you have android studio setup?

    here is where to start:

    android studio:
  3. androinewbi

    androinewbi Lurker
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    Thank you @ocnbrze for your message.

    Unfortunately I don't have any knowledge when it comes to android coding and developing.

    The thing is, the "app" I want to create is so simple that spending countless hours learning the basics of coding just to make it isn't worth it. I was hoping to find someone that's so experienced with developing, he could make this app in 2 seconds, or give me the exact steps (i.e codes or blueprint) to do it myself.

    Luckily, a good friend of mine was able to achieve it on html, which means it requires internet for the date and time to be live. But, I was hoping for it it to be on the phone (app and not web page).
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    something like that will not be free, if you want a developer to do the hard work for you. even someone was to give you the steps, you will still need the hardware and software setup.

    this will give you some idea on what it takes to start from an an app idea to a working product:
    https://www.rootstrap.com/blog/how-...get Audience Opinion,want to use this thing.v

    i would take the time and learn it yourself, especially if the app is simple enough.

    i doubt getting someone here or elsewhere with your idea would truly work. you have to worry about scams or individuals that might steal your idea for themselves. a safer way would be to hire a professional to do the work, but i doubt that will be cheap.
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  6. androinewbi

    androinewbi Lurker
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    Thank you for your message. I will definitely check those out !

    Sound advice. Thank you !
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  7. I would definitely get an app development agency to sort this for you.

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