Sunday, June 12, 2011

Android Development

So today I can now call myself an Android Developer. I hooked up my phone and got the debugger bridge going, it's actually quite cool. Eclipse can pretty much take control of my phone and launch my debug programs at will. The debugger is kind of slow on it though cause it has to pipe quite a bit of code back and forth (I think?).
My target devices are 2.0/2.1+, but I'll maybe be able to go down to 1.6. I was originally going to work out a small twitter app (via going through a book), but the book doesn't seem to have any updates (it has a web version that gets updated) to fix the fact that Twitter requires oAuth to login and not just login credentials anymore, so the book doesn't get very far before it breaks.
The main thing that is different is the GUI layout and how events with the GUI work. Most of my working code will be portable, it's just once again making the GUI (sigh) work once again.
On progress notes, I have made MP Cryptographer (Desktop, perhaps the other will be mobile?) work with Gmail sending. I'll be making it configurable soon.