Google WebElements Discussions and Android Apps

by Al Sutton » Fri, 29 May 2009 18:19:37 GMT

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We've added a Google Conversation Web Element 
( )  for each app at 
AndAppStore using the title of the app followed by a space and "[Android 
Application]" (e.g. the AndAppStore Client discussion URL is ;amp;topic=AndAppStore+Client+%5BAndroid+Application%5D)
 , they're global conversations so app authors, app review sites, or anyone 
else can add them into their own page using the same Topic URL if they want to. 

At the moment they're only on the desktop web interface to AndAppStore because 
the Google implementation doesn't work well with the android browser (constant 
refreshes, nothing shown in the conversation box, etc.), but hopefully someone 
will think about that at some point and we'll add it in to the android browser 
interface as well.




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Google WebElements Discussions and Android Apps

by Muthu Ramadoss » Fri, 29 May 2009 20:39:48 GMT

 Good news. AndAppStore seem to be introducing a lot of kick ass stuff

take care,
Muthu Ramadoss.  - Android Consulting.

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much whatever I want at this point. Someone in my office had the gale
to ask me if I could make it stop talking as a setting and I said
sure. Well.... This is where I am stuck. I know there is stop feature
but that would mean putting stops all over my source code. And then I
thought well I could make a conditional variable in the settings to my
application. But that to would require several checkpoints all through
out the source code. So I was looking around in the API trying to find
a quick fix and can't seem to find any indicator other than that I
will need lots of check points in the code. Does anyone know of a
Global way to enable or disable TTS based on a user input.


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I updated the android 2.3 and when I try to run the proguard builds
that worked before am getting this:

/add-proguard-release.xml:35: Problem: failed to create task or type
Cause: The name is undefined.
Action: Check the spelling.
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Action: Check that any <presetdef>/<macrodef> declarations have taken

This is on Ubuntu 10.04 with Eclipse 3.5.2 (Galileo).  I've tried
pointing to both proguard directories the one I used before than the
one that was installed with 2.3.  Also I had to add quotes around the
path or ant would stop dead with those with a classpath error (found
references to this error but only for Windows but quotes worked for
Linux too).

So what has changed?  And also aren't we supposed to now be able to do
this with Eclipse rather than going to a terminal and running ant?
It's mentioned in the release notes but I don't see it in Eclipse (and
yes using 8.01 dev tools) nor anything on the Android development

Isn't it fun when you update your app in a few minutes then get to
spend the afternoon trying to figure out some tool error like this to
do your release build?


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