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).


  1. This is Kevin from China, my teammates and i have an android community (one of the leading Android community websites in China), we are hoping to get your authorization to localize and distribute your Android application-MyCollection on our site.

    We are aiming to make our website the No.1 Android community in China mainland by publishing android news, localized applications, etc. After hardworking and popularizing for months, we have accumulated great amount of registers, and have received great attention from Android fans and media.

    Now, we need to get your permission to localize your android application mentioned above and put it onto our website. What we are offering is a free service and you can regard our website as a distribution mechanism (quite like android market, but to distribute the Chinese version).

    We hope and believe that we can both benefit from our cooperation.
    1. We can introduce your application to the huge user group in China mainland.
    2. We can attract more attention by publishing the Chinese version of your application on our website.

    If you are interested, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to let me know. Look forward to your feedbacks and suggestions soon.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Xue

  2. Kevin,

    Localization help would be great. Would you contribute the XML file? How would you localize the app?

  3. Thank you for kind reply.
    To localize your application to Chinese ,we need you to send us the text messages(xml String resource in unicode is prefered).