Requirements for Mobile App Development

To Develope your 1st Mobile App you’ll need the following:

1. A “browser”
&
2. Your Imagination.

Yes, That’s it, that’s all you need.

Everything after that is optional.

I recommend two things to make Mobile App Creation easier.

1. An Android Smartphone, and
2.  Your willingness to explore and learn.

Having your own computer and/or Library Card will make a few tasks simpler, but it’s not mandatory.

Yes that’s it, That’s all you need.

There are a few tasks that are easier on a desktop but I have created an app solely from an Android phone running OS 2.2.1.

Yes, I did use Remote Access to access my Laptop to accomplish a few tasks, but the point is that physical access to a laptop is not necessary.

Hopefully soon I’ll have this process developed for iOS also.

Next Android App Development

Posted from WordPress for Android by Fredt4

Custom Looking Buttons

Here’s a post found on the Buzztouch Forum on how to make custom looking buttons.

Posted: Wed, Dec. 14 2011 02:17 PM (pst)

By user name: Moofa

Hi, I was squeezing my head for couple of days now about how could I make the buttons in BT to not appear like preset buttons.

And I came up with this idea:

1. I set up the Button Size Small Device to 158 to fill the whole screen area

2. Button Margin Small Device set to 0 to eliminate any space between the buttons

3. Label Layout Style -set to Middle

4. Label Font Color -Clear After setting all this I ended up with four buttons on the screen that were centered and had no space between them.

I made a symmetrical image in Corel draw. See here:

http:// dl.dropbox.com/ u/10939844/ corel.jpg

And imported it in PhotoShop.

See here: http:// dl.dropbox.com/ u/10939844/ PS.jpg

I then cut away the four squares I needed and assigned them to the four buttons in the correct order. I ended up with a custom made screen with four butons that look free form and not square as default ones. See here the result: http:// dl.dropbox.com/ u/10939844/ photo.PNG You can play with this idea in any way you want. Even use more buttons(that would lead to more squares to build in CD or PS) Just be careful of the proportions of your screen and of your uncut image. BR, Vali

Next: Rectangular Buttons & More

Posted from WordPress for Android by Fredt4

Posted from WordPress for Android by Fredt4

Mobile App Creators (Native & Web) Who and What they are.

App Creators, who and what are they. The answer varies from sophisticated to simple, and from complex to simple. Some require programming and some don’t.

One group of app builder are free (they’ll place advertising on your app).

Other are selling you the support service.  You get a free app, but you pay for them to publish, host &/or maintain the app.

Some are not more (sometimes very sophisticated, sometimes not) than mobile websites.

Some are native apps, some a hybrid of native and web apps.

Some give you the tools to build your app without limitations, others are merely marketing tools for their services.

A few allow you to build your first app, publish it and distribute it in minutes, other will take you weeks to install and understand to the point of usefulness.

Some are useful but have limitations which may not be acceptable to you. Others may be useful but prohibitively expensive.

By understanding the complex matrix of the features offered and what you need you’ll be able to pick the right platform.

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Posted from WordPress for Android by Fredt4