Finance for Android - A Google Developer鈥檚 Note

by Bob » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:59:31 GMT

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 I wrote up my experiences working on the new Finance app here: 


Finance for Android - A Google Developer鈥檚 Note

by Muthu Ramadoss » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:16:25 GMT

 Downloaded it right now and saw your post just after that. Great job, Bob.
The portfolio was kinda depressing.. Oh no, wait.. that's because of the
stocks in the portfolio :(

Overall the app looks sleek and simple. I love it.

take care,
Muthu Ramadoss.  +91-9840348914  - Android Consulting.


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Finance for Android - A Google Developer鈥檚 Note

by Eric Wong ( » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 07:39:53 GMT

 I still believe there is a need to host those application files in
other places as well in addition to Android Market.....because users
using Android device without Android Market simply can't get
them........The problem will definitely become more apparent when more
Android hardware hits the market.....since the market apk is not
available to all manufacturers.



Finance for Android - A Google Developer鈥檚 Note

by Muthu Ramadoss » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 08:38:05 GMT

 Agree, at least the Android Market with free apps should be freely available
for installation in Android devices. The free Android market can be part of
the open source build, and the premium version can be kind of a plugin which
is close sourced.

take care,
Muthu Ramadoss.  +91-9840348914  - Android Consulting.

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 5:09 AM, Eric Wong (


Finance for Android - A Google Developer鈥檚 Note

by Al Sutton » Sat, 07 Mar 2009 15:30:37 GMT

 Not having an app directory on the device is something that definatley 
frustrates users as you can see at the postings in the Koolu forum at ;t=62 (registration required).


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