Welcome,

My name is Stephen and currently an IT Professional doing administration and support, however I've always had a deep passion for software development. I've started mobile application development when I got my first Android phone in October 09. This blog catalogues all my progress with creating mobile apps for not only Android, but eventually iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7. Hope you enjoy.

-Stephen

Still Learning

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I know the lack of posts are obvious, but it's because I'm still learning Android coding. It's such a complex system and I'm self teaching with a book designed with the 1.0 SDK, so who knows how much more it'll take me to get up to speed with 1.5, 1,6 and 2.0...which was just released today.

My current progress is still learning to create user interfaces (UI), which in comparison to the other programming languages I've worked with, Android is THE most complex. With this one example in the book I had to create a whole new file just to define what colors to use for the text and background, the file was a total of 6 loc (lines of code) ps: it's page 85 of this 400 page book I bought to teach myself Android, so I still got a ways.

With that begin said it'll just be a greater victory once my name is on an application that's on phones across the world.

In other news Android universe is expanding in the USA. What was just T-Mobile, is now Sprint (I love my HTC Hero), and soon to be Verizon territory.

 

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