Upcoming Releases: 1.0.1, 1.1, and beyond for Android

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

With the start of a new year, we’ll be resuming our more regular team updates to keep you in the loop on what we’re working on here in the jQuery Mobile project. To kick things off, we’d like to share our current thinking on the next few releases so you can start planning ahead.

JQuery planning on releasing our first maintenance release for 1.0 within the next two weeks. This will consist of bug fixes and minor improvements to 1.0 after which we’ll focus on getting 1.1 out the door
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Robot Controll through Android Gesture Movement.

February 28, 2012 3 comments

Here I will show you how to control Robot through the Gesture Movement, basically here I’m getting the gesture movement, left right, up, down, based on this value (X and Y direction), I’m passing this value to Controller through mobile bluetooth and based on this command Robot will move left, right, fwd, back.

Gesture detection is one of the great features of all touch based mobile devices. Gestures are patterns drawn by the user on the screen. Simple gestures include tap, scroll, swipe, etc. Complex gestures are more complex patterns drawn on the screen. In Android we can detect simple gestures using GestureDetector class and complex gestures using GestureOverlayView class.
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User scenario testing for Android – Robotium

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Robotium is a test framework created to make it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box test cases for Android applications. With the support of Robotium, test case developers can write function, system and acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities.
Robotium has full support for Activities, Dialogs, Toasts, Menus and Context Menus.
See below for common Robotium questions and answers.
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GridView with Image and TextView

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

How to use GridView with Images and TextView ?
How to Organize TextView and Image in Horizontal & Vertical combination ?
How to Create Advanced GridView with Image and TextView ?

We will solve here all the above question.
In this tutorial we are going to see how to create an advanced Gridview screen, that will have text + image
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14 Ways To Be A Great Startup CEO

February 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Everyone thinks that being a startup CEO is a glamorous job or one that has to be a ton of fun. That’s what I now refer to as the “glamour brain” speaking aka the startup life you hear about from the press. You know the press articles I’m talking about… the ones that talk about how easy it is to raise money, how many users the company is getting, and how great it is to be CEO. Very rarely do you hear about what a bitch it is to be CEO and how it’s not for every founder that wants to be an entrepreneur. I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about what it takes to be a great Startup CEO that is also a founder. Here are some of the traits I’ve found.
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Step by Step – Google Map in Android

February 17, 2012 5 comments

Introduction –
Google Maps is one of the many applications bundled with the Android platform. In addition to simply using the Maps application, you can also embed it into your own applications and make it do some very cool things.

Objective –
Change the views of Google Maps
Obtain the latitude and longitude of locations in Google Maps
Perform geocoding and reverse geocoding
Add markers to Google Maps

Common Issue
API key is incorrect (http://code.google.com/android/add-ons/google-apis/mapkey.html)
You are using the standard Android emulator and not the Google APIs.
You have extended Activity instead of MapActivity

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Android, ListView and Databases

February 7, 2012 2 comments

Here I’ll show how to get data from the Sqlite database and show them into ListView. I am intending to query a database using a SQLiteDatabase API. The results I obtain are in a Cursor object that I iterate and create an ArrayList that is passed to the ListView. Let us see the steps involved in this exercise:
What you will learn –

ListView
ListView icon
ListAdapter
ListActivity
ListActivity and Layout
What is Adapter
ListViews and performance
Create ListActivity Show Data from Array without Database
ListActivity with own layout
Implementing your own ListAdapter
Implementing your own adapter
Rows interacting with the data model – CheckBox
Use of SimpleCursorAdapter – Database
What is SQLite
SQLite in Android – brief
rawQuery() Example
query() Example
What is Cursor?
ListViews, ListActivities and SimpleCursorAdapter –Details
ListView with Database

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