Jul 6, 2013

NLP, update 2

I got a start to my NLP project. I actually have an app running on my phone!

I installed the SDK from android website and followed the first tutorial on getting a Hello World app running on your device.

I messed up a little bit by running the SDK in the download folder, realized what I did and then moved it to its home in the applications folder. Stuff didn't seem quite right, and I couldn't get the app to run on my phone. A few of the help forums said stuff like it should "just work" on the mac. Anyway, I ended up deleting the whole thing and installing it right from the beginning. It worked just fine.

So here's the IDE:
Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 12.27.18 AM

And screenshot from my phone:
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The tutorials I used:

http://developer.android.com/training/basics/firstapp/creating-project.html

and

http://developer.android.com/training/basics/firstapp/running-app.html

I have also browsed XDA and stackoverflow as places to ask questions and to look at what other people are doing.

So what I am understanding is that android apps interfaces are built in xml, and the OS can control the layout. I makes it so you don't have to have everything pixel perfect because there is flow. It borrows a lot from html, which is nice.

Screen shots from tonight

Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 12.04.02 AM

So far I created a button and an input box. It doesn't do anything yet, but I sure looks legitimate.

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