Friday, April 24, 2009

Cupcake edition status update

I'm making more progress on 1.5.13 which is the version I will release for Cupcake. I've gotten a bug with rentals fixed and I'm working on the soft-keyboard navigation.

All-in-all, I'm impressed with cupcake and I'm enjoying running it on my phone. The UI polish adds a great deal to the device and only time will tell what we have in store for us.

I'm really excited about what 2.0 will bring. Hopefully Android will become a serious iPhone competitor soon but it will probably have to settle for beating out Windows Mobile and Nokia for the moment...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MyCollection 1.5.13 Comming

I'm releasing 1.5.13 updated to the new 1.5 Android API along with a Chinese Port. 1.5 might clear up some of my SDCAR issues and if so, I'll start work on developing some of the remaining popular feature requests.

I tweaked some of the SoftKeyboard options to make things work a little better with my app (the defaults didn't quite work). All-in-all, cupcake should be a good update!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My Collection Pro - Status Update

I have the application building under 1.5 of the API. Some of the UI polish they did in the new version is not making thinks look all that well so I'm going to have to tweak some things. My tweaks should be backwards compatible with 1.1 so hopefully no surprises.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Android 1.5 API comming

I've just read over the changes to the Android 1.5 API (cupcake anyone) and there is one change in the list that I think might REALLY help MyCollection.

    • New Linux kernel (version 2.6.27)
    • SD card filesystem auto-checking and repair
    • SIM Application Toolkit 1.0

The biggest problem my app has involves dealing with the database on the SD card. Not all SD cards are created equal (in fact, performance across not only manufacture but product line varies greatly) and 90% of the bug reports I get have to do with SD card issues.

Hopefully this will help a bit. I haven't done a lot of development on the app. There are a few feature requests out there people want and I want the app to sit for a while and stabilize. I was releasing updates multiple times a day in some cases and the user community was strained by that.

I still have the framework for non-UPC search results and how to deal with multiple search results. I even have a beta UI for that. I think I'll release that under the 1.5 API and let that gel before making any other changes (wish-lists, SMS message integration, etc).