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Android LMR app ..?

Google has made it pretty easy to create apps for their Android OS, that I am sure you have heard about, and possibly use.

I am a heavy user, and I'd like to try and make an LMR app, just for the fun of it. Or have yours on my phone?

But what on earth would be fun or possibly even useful?

Perhaps it's  an all together stupid idea, because one can always just use the phones browser, and get "the real thing" there, even log in and all. Several of my posts have been made that way, from my phone.

But still, I can't let it go.. We have a somewhat boring Twitter feed already, and some RSS. We could optimize these, so you could get a boing on the phone when.. or we could control robots fro.. What? Ideas? :)

 

http://appinventor.googlelabs.com (You will need a Google account and something running Android)

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i think we should include the chat in this app. we can also add robot pages and blogs, and possibly forum acess.

ps: to anyone with an android phone, you should consider trying the amarino software

what about symbian? :| no symbian... no fun...

android > everything else > iphone

I have a symbian smartphone too, but look forward to migrating to an Android based phone as it is open source and also supports programming in Python.

Some symbians support python, I've got a nokia 5230 and that has support for python apps and it wasn't very expensive :)

Aw, the way I wrote that was ambiguous... I meant that both Symbian and Android systems have support for Python.  It's cool to hear you also have a Symbian phone BMakins, I have an E75 which I bought solely because it supports Python!

how can you ignore iPhone?

the answer may be to make a "mobile-friendly" version of LMR, still web-based, therefore runs on any mobile device.   screen size can trigger an automatic redirect to http://mobile.LetsMakeRobots.com.  (I can point out a few sites I use triggers like this)  done right, it could be a site that feels like an app.   

there should be enough tabs at the top of the mobile version to select all the portions of LMR that we commonly use, and each would occupy a full screen, such as:

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YOu can DL the android SDK and start working on it immediately without the need of a device. Testing it is pretty easy as well if you do have a device.....Getting everything setup for iphone mobile is a bit more complicated and costly....

 

Just sold my iPhone and bought an Android phone.

Apple are trying to rule the world and make it very dificcult to do anything with their devices.