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Help! Desigining Power Prayer Application!

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by thepurepressure, May 24, 2010.

  1. thepurepressure

    Thread Starter

    Oh man, I wish there was a Chat Room for android app developers; this process has been tedious! I am working on designing an application that has many pages; the first page an intro; I'd like to add my own graphics to; then there being tabs;
    ie. Prayer Journal, My Prayers; Prayer Caveats; etc..

    under Prayer Journal will have different entries and maybe some prompts to start journaling.

    My prayers; will have another page that it needs
    ie the section on this page that says 'Promises I'm standing on'
    and then to click on that and another page pop up with a
    huge list of God's Promises

    Then I want to be able to tag the prayer with the 7 types of prayer, intercession, supplication, etc... and also have a Submit to Top Prayer Networks button at the bottom and I want that one button to submit the entire prayer form to the e-mails of all the prayer networks I've collected so that the one prayer you type in there is sent out to over 50 emails which cause hundreds of thousands of people to pray for that single request and a place where you can have Prayer Requests summed up along with a checkbox to check when God answeres them.

    Then a prompt with a text box that says
    In regards to this prayer, I'm worried about...

    Caveats will have maybe like a little scrollbar, or sections
    one for Caveats of Answered Prayer; ie. Motivated out of love, for God's glory,
    and stipulations for answered prayer ie. Abiding in God's Word Daily, Repentence of Sin, etc..
    like Worry; (with all the Scripture where God tells us not to worry and where Paul says to cast all worries on God and the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus;) and Persistence (with scripture of persistent neighbor asking for bread in middle of night and after many petitions with reluctance the neighbor gives him the bread; and not ceasing prayer until you are really done with it. That sometimes we “quit praying through before the break through.” I think this is a great reminder to hold off on the ‘amen’ at the end sometimes.
    So perhaps like a few sections right on top of one another and if you click on it it highlights and then goes to another screen where people can look at it.

    I have it to the point where I can add stuff in from the Layouts and Views under main.xml - I don't know where the commands are to do what I want to do; maybe a checklist of stuff I need to do? Any help would be AMAZING !

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  2. SystemsLock

    SystemsLock Newbie

    Hold on while I rant.

    Not another religious app! I mean seriously! False hope makes for crappy apps. Not everyone is Christen you know.

    End rant.

    Everything your talking about is entirely possible, but I'd start much smaller. Be careful not to set your goals too high or you'll just wind up disappointing yourself. Take a look at the notepad tutorial on the android developers website, that should have a lot of what you need.

    As for the "prayer network" you know people are just going to be dicks about it. Personally I'd love the opportunity to spam the living daylights out of 50 religious organizations "with the push of a button".
  3. IndyRoadie

    IndyRoadie Member

    Considering that statistically, non-religious people, such as atheists, agnostic, etc make up about 16% of the world's population, one would think that religious applications for Android would indeed be found "useful" by some of the remaining 84%.

    Regardless of your particular belief on the subject of religion, if you are a person of reason and logic, then you should be able to see this.

    Let's say that I personally, do not play games on my phone, however, statistically, many people do, therefore I would see their usefulness(in general), even though they are not useful, to ME in particular. Therefore, I would not come into a thread that I know, by the very Subject of the thread, to be something I am not interested in, and insult people that DO find it interesting (and useful).
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  4. ari-free

    ari-free Android Expert

    There is on IRC. #android-dev on freenode.net
    Be sure to register your nick with the network in order to join the channel.
  5. aiz4andy

    aiz4andy Member

    Many angles to the debate here - how useful would a prayer app like this be?

    There is a saying that goes along the lines of "one pair of hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer", which I totally agree with.

    Another argument would be that if (whichever) God is so lacking in self-confidence that he needs everyone to schedule time out so they can tell him how great he is a few times a day, every day - then maybe he should have intelligently designed them so they don't need modern technology to remind them that they need to pander to his ego and self esteem every couple of hours.

    That said, I have discovered in my life there is no end to people's willingness to believe all sorts of ridiculous nonsense - so I think that uptake of said apps would be pretty high.

    Just to add, there are a couple of good apps by Nefarious Monkey Studios called:

    - What the Bible Says About
    - 101 Bible Contradictions

    Both are worth a download and read through.
  6. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    The OP requested help with designing his app, not your personal opinions on his beliefs or those of anyone else. Please keep on-topic.

    @the purepressure: maybe post your specific problems over in Android Developers? Someone there may be able to point you in the right direction.
  7. thepurepressure

    Thread Starter

    How do I get the code to start with? Are there templates out there already to work from other than scratch? I basically want an intro screen that has Daily Prayer Caveat like the TIPS section too right after that and a background for where you write your prayers like a mountain and

    How do I create a background where people write text instead of black screen (ie Mountain)

    Design an intro to the Application

    Set up an interface where there are tabs, (ie Prayer Journal, Pending Prayer, Chat Room,

    How do I set a button up to where if you click it it submits the information in the boxes to multiple emails and saves it in the Pending Prayer section; how do I create multiple boxes where I have a title above it
    In regards to this prayer, I am worried about ...
    [ ]
    with [] being the box
    and then on the same page below it having
    a section where it says
    Promises I'm Standing on
    and then a button to Add Promises
    and then clicking on that and it going to a section with hundreds of promises God made those who have done what Jesus said and instead of whining and complaining and went and got baptised to try it out for themselves and recieved the Holy Spirit. Basically I just had to get that out there - don't hate on Christianity until you've repented of your sins and went and got baptized... the Holy Spirit really does enter you and you're desires SHIFT and you become a new creation, so long as you actually ask God to come into your heart during the baptism.

    What I'm saying for the promises is i want there to be checkboxes near them and then when people see one they want to stand on they check the checkbox and then it goes under the Promises Im standing on but it doesnt go directly back to the main screen I want it where they can add many then if they hit the back button then it goes back to main screen and I want to have a thing on the top notifying them that thats what they have to do to do so.

    How do I set up a Chat room in the application?

    Design a icon for the App on the Market

    Get the App on the Market.

    Then I should be good!

    Thanks again!
  8. Celox

    Celox Well-Known Member

    I typed a really long rant. But in the end I figured it's not worth entering into a discussion with a religious person as yourself. There is no chance you'll take other views into consideration and you'll just end up sticking to your own personal believes and you will keep claiming them to be true without anything to back them up (except some anecdotes and probably the bible, which i do not consider backing up your claims).

    anyhow, good luck with the app. Religious or not, we are all people. I for one will not be going anywhere near it though :)
  9. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    VIP Member

    I'm glad, because the OP asked for help with creating an application, not opinions on whether he should. ;)

    I'm closing this thread, and again suggest that the OP post his questions in the Android Developers forum.
    vandyblackandgold likes this.

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