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Old 12-10-2012, 03:43 AM   #1441
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Sorry as I have not been keeping up with your development as closely as I had been Crafty, but I wonder if you have added turn by turn directions yet for predefined routes?

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:15 AM   #1442
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Not yet. It is something I'd like to see though.

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Sorry as I have not been keeping up with your development as closely as I had been Crafty, but I wonder if you have added turn by turn directions yet for predefined routes?

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #1443
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Android Education?

Crafty,

What path do you recommend for someone to get proficient at Android App programming? You seem to have come a very long way in a short time.

I'm an old (67) programmer with over thirty five years of mainframe, PC & embedded coding experience and am now wanting to play some in the phone app world. But just seeing that a "Hello World!" Android demo app project took 33 files and 43 directories makes the process look incredibly intimidating!! How did you go about it?

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #1444
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I've only been doing this since 1983 or so, but it was a bit intimidating to me as well. Just go with the flow, don't fight it and everything will work out. I have a lot of OOP experience as well as Java experience so in that regard Android was easy. I just took on an iOS programming job though and I've never done Objective C programming and it was still a pretty easy transition. In Android I don't use any of the graphical layout tools for setting up screens. I just do all the GUIs in code. For the iPhone I do the exact opposite and I actually think it's easier. Android tools may not be as good as the ones from Apple, or I may just think I am too smart to use the tools in Android. I'm not sure...

My suggestion is to get Eclipse installed. Successfully compile a hello world app. Then create some trivial problem to solve and do it. Pretty soon you will come up with more and more complex problems to solve and you will have the tools to do it. Then, one day you will say "I need a better GPS cause my Garmin sucks" and then you will have a new full time job that pays $500/month like I do. Doh!

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Crafty,

What path do you recommend for someone to get proficient at Android App programming? You seem to have come a very long way in a short time.

I'm an old (67) programmer with over thirty five years of mainframe, PC & embedded coding experience and am now wanting to play some in the phone app world. But just seeing that a "Hello World!" Android demo app project took 33 files and 43 directories makes the process look incredibly intimidating!! How did you go about it?

Thanks!

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:56 AM   #1445
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sorry if i missed your reply cc -


i'm having trouble with my tracks disappearing when I zoom in to see where i've traveled. if the map is zoomed out enough to show the entire track, it will display fine (but basicly useless). the moment the start or finish locations are off screen, the track disappears.

hints or clues please ?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #1446
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It sounds like you are using very low res tracks. Add more track points to confirm that hypothesis.

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i'm having trouble with my tracks disappearing when I zoom in to see where i've traveled. if the map is zoomed out enough to show the entire track, it will display fine (but basicly useless). the moment the start or finish locations are off screen, the track disappears.

hints or clues please ?
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #1447
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It sounds like you are using very low res tracks. Add more track points to confirm that hypothesis.
hmm, that may be... but I viewed it on (unnamed mapping app) and the resolution looks ok ?

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #1448
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hmm, that may be... but I viewed it on (unnamed mapping app) and the resolution looks ok ?

That does not look low res to me. Can you link up the map for me so I can check it out.
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:54 AM   #1449
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Programming advice.

Thanks Crafty, greatly appreciated.

I have done mostly asm, pascal & c. Oop only a tiny bit. Although Java is beginning to make some sense..

I hadn't realized you had been at it for so long. Knowing that will help me be a bit more patient.

You've left a lot of tracks all over the net (pun intended) so it is easy to conclude that your SW & HW progress has come quick and easily. Even if has been a struggle, you still remain an inspiration.

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:14 AM   #1450
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The hardware is all new to me. I took an electronics course in college '92ish but that was the last time I used a soldering iron until I decided I needed a remote for the app. I like the electronics stuff. Really satisfying!

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Thanks Crafty, greatly appreciated.

I have done mostly asm, pascal & c. Oop only a tiny bit. Although Java is beginning to make some sense..

I hadn't realized you had been at it for so long. Knowing that will help me be a bit more patient.

You've left a lot of tracks all over the net (pun intended) so it is easy to conclude that your SW & HW progress has come quick and easily. Even if has been a struggle, you still remain an inspiration.

Thanks!

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Old 12-14-2012, 07:29 PM   #1451
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I was able to dump all the cached files from my Nexus to the Droid X2, so there was no need to redownload anything. Now I'm looking for an app that will keep the folder synced between the devices so I won't need to download anything twice.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:14 AM   #1452
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The tracks you download from the website cannot synced like that, but everything else can. I want that garage. Nice!

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I was able to dump all the cached files from my Nexus to the Droid X2, so there was no need to redownload anything. Now I'm looking for an app that will keep the folder synced between the devices so I won't need to download anything twice.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #1453
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My phone got auto-updated to Jelly Bean last night, and now the checked list don't work correctly (like you noted). Any plans to fix this in the future?... kind of annoying. Thanks again.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #1454
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My phone got auto-updated to Jelly Bean last night, and now the checked list don't work correctly (like you noted). Any plans to fix this in the future?... kind of annoying. Thanks again.
It's a Jelly Bean problem that Google already says they plan to fix.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:29 AM   #1455
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That does not look low res to me. Can you link up the map for me so I can check it out.
gah, I deleted it while trying stuff. ill go geocaching today and pull another one... is email ok, or just upload to dsm site with a flag ?
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