I don't like the facebook app or the "friend stream" on my htc desire as i have a lot of friends and not much info is displayed, are there any other good widgets/apps for facebook? or is there another way to get full facebook without having to use the Internet browser every time?
I'm porting an iPhone app to Android and I'm having trouble designing an interface that looks and feels "Android." I've read all of the design documents in the Android Dev Guide and looked through all the Google-designed apps, but I feel like the layout of activities is largely undefined. Are there any resources that could help me transition my iPhone design to the Android platform? Here's a quick example of one of my issues. On the iPhone, every view that presents user generated content gives the user a "+" button in the upper right hand corner of the screen to add an item. It's consistent across the built in apps, and it's *mostly* standard among third-party apps.
I don't know what to do with the "+" button on Android. The guidelines say important actions should be present on the screen and not hidden within a menu, so let's say I put it on the screen. It shouldn't go at the bottom of a long list of items, because the user shouldn't have to scroll down every time they want to create a new item. That leaves me with a static button. But there are no standard toolbars, so I'm going to design my own iPhone-esque bar at the top of the screen with a "+" button? I know this probably sounds like a rant, and I'm sorry. I feel it would be worthwhile for someone to sit down and document how common iPhone UI practices should be transitioned to Android apps. I care a lot about UI design - I think it's one of the most important factors in app development -- and I'd hate to see every transitioning developer approach this differently. At any rate, does anyone know of existing resources that might help me out? What's the best designed app you've used for Android? A few examples of great "Android" interfaces would go a long way.
I used my Hero this morning/afternoon with music, wi-fi, internet browsing, and I used up the first half of the battery. And after that, I have been mostly studying and not using my phone... but the second half of the batter drains, it seems like, FASTER than the first half did! No music playing, no wi-fi, no internet browsing? Is this normal? Is it just the nature of these batteries?
Shock, horror, iOS4 has brought something unpleasant, wait for it, that unholy word that has never been associated with the iPhone. Yes, the iPhone has LAG. Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide My brother in law has already been complaining that his 3gs is way too slow. My heart bleeds.
Whats the best Facebook app anyone has found. I was using Bloo and love it, but the developer gave up on it and now its quit working. SO, I'm wondering if anybody has found any other good ones comparable.
Apple: iPhone 4 isn't a lemon, but comes close. The guy was pretty accurate on everything. The Apple boys are pissed and making excuses on the forums about this guys review, but I even told them I have a 3GS and I agree with the guy. He didn't say anything wrong.
Hey guys i have been using the Facebook for HTC sense upto a few weeks ago but the new update just takes me to the web facebook which does not let me sign in, So are there any other good facebook apps out there? Cheers =]
Go ahead and download opera mini 5 beta. It has the best facebook app on its homepage and IMO it is way superior to any out there.The browsing is super fast and you have the ability to download videos from your favorite sites to your sd card. Probably my favorite app side from personal assistant.
Coming from an iPhone I guess I was spoiled because the facebook app for Android sucks! Friend Stream is a little better but you can't upload pictures and don't' get notifications. Just wondering if there is anything better out there?
So since 2.2 there has been a lot of different things that have changed i got the phone right when it came to 2.2 but my friend said that his phone is very slow running 2.2 and the obv battery life is half day now so why is this.
With increasing frequency, pressing the power button on my HTC desire running Froyo only dims the screen, it doesnt put it into standby. This never happened until recently but is now quite a regular thing. In order to put it into stand by i have to press the button several times before it decides to do what I'm telling it to.
I dropped my phone yesterday for the second story of my apartment complex. It hit the ground really hard, but landed on it's back. Everything seems to work perfect, except that one of the sliders (top keyboard slider) that connects the keyboard to the screen, bracket came off. A small piece broke off but it still looks like it can go back in the sliding area. Right now the keyboard is only sliding open from the bottom bracket.
I can't seem to figure out how to slide this bracket that's on the keyboard back inside the sliding area on the back of the screen. I have had this phone since it came out and I don't have the protection plan. Not sure if sprint will fix this for me and how much it will cost, or if I can fix it on my own or if I will need to buy a new phone. But this thing isn't going to last much longer with the phone only being held in place and sliding with 1 slider.
I just got my Motorola Droid 2 weeks ago and I've been having problems answering phone calls about half the time. When I answer them I hear no sound at all that's pretty much it lol I have the volume up so I'm positive its not that xD plz help this is getting annoying.
With a free sunday at my disposal, i thought i would try and sort my hero out as it has become super-laggy after the OTA 2.1 update (HTC hero locked to 3UK network, previously had 1.5).
So i've been trying to read as much as i can on this and other forums and got as far as installing Universal Androot, which reported success in rooting the phone.
However have now installed (and bought PRO ver) of Titanium Backup which refuses to recognize the root. It returns:
ERROR: Sorry, I could not acquire root privileges. This application will *not* work! Please verify that your ROM is rooted and includes BusyBox, and try again.
Yet, TB is listed as 'allowed' under SuperUser Permissions. And even weirder when the error dialogue box comes up sometimes a strapline flashes briefly across the screen 'Titanium backup has been granted .. permissions'. I take it that this is Superuser informing me.
So why doesn't Titanium recognize the root? Have tried re-starting and rerunning Androot (which reports that phone is already rooted, do you still wish to proceed). It's almost as if superuser isn't giving the OK fast enough or something.
Obviously don't want to start messing around with ROMs if i can't first backup my data!
Got a desire last night which was unlocked and rooted, got home and was getting an error about com.android.mms has stopped working so did a factory reset, not solved the problem but now have another one. Will the factory reset have unrooted my phone as cant work out how to install apps to my sd card, downloaded ES file explorer which does let me explore my phone but shows half directories as empty.
When I go to sync my contacts with my Gmail account my phone only registers only half my contacts. Here is what it is doing it shows some as google contacts on my phone and the remaining ones it shows them listed as phone. I cannot figure out how to fix this.
I am starting to regret my purchase of the Samsung Moment, I dont know if its with the Lacking OS of 1.5 as I see 2.0 on the website the interface is different with the phonebook, the way the screen looks. I still have yet to figure out how really this phone is the "same" or compares to the IPhone ... in simple ways of application use, I still see my friends on their I Phones talking to millions of people with in a 5 mile range to a 100 mile range on all these social applications.With also that in talk of Applications why is it when i try to get a NEW! or POPULAR! application I have the wrong OS I am starting to think I should of held out for the Nexus unlocked cause I think that is the only one you can get that does everything. I was really hoping for a socialized phone not a traveling phone. I will say it is handy ,when you go into the store to compare prices or when you go on a long trip finding restaurants,gas stations and such but the I phone helps everyone connect and thats what I really would like to see a SOCIAL app for ALL android USERS together!
Anyone know of a really good phone book type app for the Hero? I hate the organization of the Hero's contacts, etc. The moment for peats sake has at least the tabular tabs at the top for organization. I like that.. I saw Phonebook in the market, but the reviews dont speak volumes.
I have wanted a smart phone for a while now. I originally leaned towards an iPhone, but I don't like the fact that you have to have a Mac to develop for it. This lead me to download the Android SDK and begin messing around.
I do want to get an Android phone soon, so I can really test my code on the actual device (and just to have a smart phone =P).
I'm looking for a balance between value and power/functionality/features. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. What are your experiences? What do you use? Would you suggest what you use? If not, what would you suggest?