Accessibility program

by Gordon » Tue, 20 Jul 2010 16:33:09 GMT

Sponsored Links
 Hi everyone

I'm mainly a PHP developer, and have only basic Java experience, but I
recently acquired an Android phone (A HTC Desire) and was shocked to
discover how poor the out-of-the-box accessibility features are!  I
had naturally assumed that there would be something along the lines of
the full screen zoom features in more recent versions of iPhone OS,
but there isn't.  In fact, out of the box there's no accessibility
features at all, not even the option to set a system-wide font size!

So this was my motivation for starting to investigate Android
programming, I want to start implementing some kind of full screen
zoom like the iPhone has.  I also had an idea for a simpler project to
turn the phone into a magnifier (turn the camera on, lock its focal
length to the shortest distance and turn the flash on).

I think the phone-as-magnifier app is probably something that would
make a good beginners project, so that's what I'm going to try

As for the full screen magnifier app, I'm not sure if this is
possible, or how to go about implementing it if it is.  It basically
needs to be able to overlay any other app and allow the view of that
app to be zoomed.  Could something like this be done with the provided
APIs in Android 2.1, or would it have to be baked into the OS itself?


Other Threads

1. Verify - Regular Cupcake update = No root?

Just verifying that at least at this time, it seems that the regular Cupcake 
update being pushed down by T-Mobile removes all access to root?

If so, I assume that gain access to root would require either reflashing to an 
earlier "non-cupcake" version or one of the modified images floating around.



2. Cupcake / 1.5 Update Killed my Call Log and Caller ID

I have a G1 and just recently received the 1.5 OTA update. I am in
North America.

Ever since the update, all the calls in my call log go in as
"Unknown". My Caller ID for incoming calls also always says "Unknown".
Even outgoing calls to numbers in my contacts list are listed in my
Call Log as "Unknown"! I have confirmed that all my contacts are in
the phone correctly ( I have over 200 ) but nothing other than
"Unknown" shows up in my call log.

I have also noticed something weird: when I make an outgoing call to
one of my contacts and then hang up, I see the call log and the name
goes in correctly as the person I called, and then... suddenly it
switches to "Unknown"! It is as if the Call Log program is
"forgetting" who I talked to.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? I'm not using any third
party software to manage my call log or my contacts.

I really appreciate any help you guys might have for me!



3. Synergy for android

4. Will the next release of Android feature voice dialing?

5. Accessing android DB(Created by Android media app) using Native code .. !!

6. how to promote my app?

7. BT Voice Dial