Monthly Archives: April 2014

TodoTxtMac

Screenshot of TodoTxtMac (borrowed from it's webpaget)

Screenshot of TodoTxtMac (borrowed from it’s webpage)

I got a link in my RSS flow from Lifehacker that there was a new GUI for Todo.txt for the mac, namely TodoTxtMac. It does basically the same thing as Todour, just a little bit differently. Check it out!

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Lovur v1.0

Here it is. A first version of the Lovur application. I’ll call it a 1.0, but it’s probably quite buggy still.
While it may not revolutionize the world it’s been a good experience for me to learn.

imageNext step is to also try to get this on to IPhone and to do the small localization support that I didn’t do this time around.

I’ve used quite a few plug-ins and resources made available by others in making this application:

Needless to say, I’ve never been able to make anything this complete with so little effort before..

Anyhow. I just published to Play just for seeing how it will look like there (not really tested on anything else than very modern devices)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nerdur.lovur

 

 

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Lovur – Getting there

The Lovur application is coming along quite nicely. I am developing it using a Sony Xperia ic_512x512and a MacBook Pro.  Currently the application is functional but a bit ugly..

I’ve managed to work through my learning list a bit:

  • The Cordova Environment
  • MVC pattern of angular.js
  • Plugins in cordova
  • Using Google Analytics in a Cordova application
  • Using AdMob in a Cordova application
  • Customizing the look and feel of Ionic
  • Localization support
  • Sharing to Facebook/Twitter with Cordova
  • Releasing an application on Play Store

A few steps to go, but I mostly want to point out that this would be a lot more difficult without very helpful sites like http://devgirl.org and http://stackoverflow.com

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The learning application – Lovur

To learn more about HTML5/JS and understanding how things fit together I’ve decided to implement a trivial application in Cordova using the Ionic framework.

The application is a port of a simple game we used to play when I was a kid, where the goal is to calculate the Love between two people based on their name (or probabilityLoves of success in a relationship or whatever.. I don’t quite remember). Anyhow, the application is simple enough for me not spending time on the algorithm (even though I’ve of course improved it to utilize some of the computing power available) and to learn a thing or two on HTML5/JS Mobile Application development, more specifically:

  • The Cordova Environment
  • MVC pattern of angular.js
  • Plugins in cordova
  • Using Google Analytics in a Cordova application
  • Using AdMob in a Cordova application
  • Customizing the look and feel of Ionic
  • Localization support
  • Sharing to Facebook/Twitter with Cordova
  • Releasing an application on Play Store

I guess these are reasonable goals for a first application.. I will report back here on the progress

 

 

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Saturday morning coding

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It’s saturday morning and I’m enjoying my third cup of coffee. It’s one of those days when there aren’t that many plans made, and I feel like learning something new. 

As I’ve been playing with HTML5 the last couple of months, just an hour here and there and made some small experimental apps, it may be time to dig a bit deeper and really make a complete (but trivial) application.

After having played a bit with jQuery and read about other frameworks I’ve decided to learn AngularJS and the Ionic framework to begin with and make my trivial app with these. The AngularJS way of working is elegant and I want to know how to use it. So today is a day of Youtube and sublime text. This will be a really good day 🙂

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