I should’ve blogged more often, I know. In the past week I’ve gone through almost the whole SDLC with my app. I had a coding issue that kept me from testing the app for like a week, so when I finally fixed it most of the code was still prototype. When I first tested it, everything appeared to work just fine, except for a bit of code I had sliced out. I was so excited. Further testing revealed a big problem. If I can fix this problem before our deadline the app will be finished. If not I’ll have to resort to Plan B.
As a young kid, we want smartphones but aren’t able to get them for whatever reason, most commonly the cost and the yearly contracts. Even older people want cool techonlogy without having to pay monthly bills. That’s where devices like the Ipod Touch comes in. It has all the features of it’s smartphone “brother” except for being able to connect to the internet unless you use wi-fi. Unfortunately Android doesn’t have a device that gives you all of the features of it’s smartphones with wi-fi only internet access and is as small as a smartphone. That was before the Samsung Galaxy Players were announced. They come in two different screen sizes, one 4 inches, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.0, and another 5 inches, the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0. They both have similar specs, but the 5 inch version has a flash. These devices are part of the Galaxy S family of smartphones provided by Samsung. These smartphones are known for their great displays, speed, weight and design. Personally, I would love to have this device when it’s available. It has Android 2.2(planned upgrade to 2.3) and is powered by a 1ghz Snapdragon processor that allows it to run the currently and newly available hardware intensive apps and games. And, to top it off, it has a front facing camera for video chat. I can’t wait for this device to ship…
Yesterday deanna and i made our goal for the week. We are going to finish the english portion of our app by the end of the week. We are making more progress than I thought we would.
My goals for today is to finish these screens and finish the history of the brands since I dont have school today I can proably be finish around 2 or 3. I was researching yesterday in the lab now all I have to do is put the piece to the puzzle should be a piece a cake but the hard part is finding the release date for a brand that I dont really wear. But for me its kind fun research and learning more shoes since I like shoes so I wont be bored while im doing this so on my way to work hahahah.
Class was great. I finally finished my app and made some changes based off of suggestions. Unfortunately i ran into technical difficulties and couldn’t let Ms.Leshell test it. However, i will submit it as soon as I can.
Next class looks promising due to the radio interview and talk about patents. Looking forward to it….
In this class, we had set goals. The goals were basically features that we needed to add to our apps. I think this way of setting goals is a good way to add features to our apps. When you have one simple goal to work on, it makes it a much easier to work on our apps.
I know I haven’t blogged in a while, sorry. I’ve been busy with school work and other events that has been really tiring. Aside all of that, I had a pretty good day, class was awesome as usual. The class ate pizza and afterwards discussed everyones algorithms. We also had another talk about app inventor just so everyone would be 50/50 on how to use it properly. Hopefully i’ll have my app fully done by next week.
So, today we finished up our algorithms. Ms.Leshell discussed the reason behind the algorithms in more detail. Finishing up the algorithms will give us a better understanding of our apps and help us develop our apps. This is important because we can easily refer to this to make our apps and it will be much easier than just making it on the fly.
Can’t wait for next class….
For an hour today we ate and talked about the Binladin debate. But after all of that I learned that what I thought was the algorithm was not, but it was close. I also got my phone so I can do the rest of the tutorials and I began to learn how to make multiple screens. So although an hour of class was useless I got something done.