I spent another good four to five hours last night on furthering my understanding of Android; so far I’ve managed to create an application that has the following features;
- Add or take away from an int variable using buttons and then output this to the display.
- Ask the user to fill in some forms, and then input these into an email and send it to a specified email address.
- Take a photo using the devices camera, display the thumbnail of the recently taken picture and then have the user press a button to save it as their wallpaper.
So in all its all pretty basic stuff, however I’ve been able to learn a great deal from how Android works and how you go about doing things with the language. Intents are really important for starting up new tasks, yesterday I was scratching my head for half an hour trying to work out why something wasn’t working only to realise I hadn’t started an intent for it. One thing I really like about programming in Android is the ability to send what I’ve made over to my phone in a matter of seconds, test it and then work on it some more.
The plan now is to finish up the tutorial series I am following by the weekend and then get cracking on doing some game development on Android. It’ll probably be simple stuff like what I am doing now to start off with and the plan is for it to get progressively more and more complicated.