Android

WordCram – Download and try…

So after spending another weekend on this, I am happy to announce the official release of my application for Android(2.2) platform for cramming(read learning) word lists. Currently it has only two features. Alphabetical – user selects the letter for which words will be shown one at a time with five options. Clicking the wrong one will give the answer.
All Words- shows the complete wordlist but has the option of jumping to any desired letter by pressing menu and clicking GOTO option as shown.

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Stage one over

After about one month of starting with my WordCram application for android, I finally got the first stage of it up and working. Even though its pretty basic in nature, I am extending it to cater to many functionalities which are absent in already existing applications for the same purpose. Below are a few screenshots. Just a heads up, for your sake, dont give any comments on the presentation of this one, I really don’t care what it looks like and am more interested in knowing what features does one expect out of an app for this purpose.

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Adding a Radio Button Group to views

This one turned out to be a tough one and I had to spend quite a lot of time to figure it out and eventually got to know that there is no straight way to achieve this. The problem was that I wanted to have a layout in which there was a text at the top, and five options for selecting the answer with radio buttons in front of each options to select one of those.

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List View

List view is pretty important topic when it comes to developing apps for android and one needs to have a complete clarity of all the concepts before proceeding ahead to implement list views. Efficiency becomes a major concern once the size of data being put into a list becomes large. One would want to customize certain rows only while keeping others intact or maybe use a data model to map with the rows.

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GRE-Wordlist Database (sqlite)

Hello again, So after spending one day of my weekend on the first stage of building my android app (Word Cram) for (as one would’ve guessed by now) helping cram the word lists required for many exams, I managed to compile the wordlist into the sqlite database in the format required by android. Here is the link for the database. The database has two tables right now, one for the word-list and other for a root-list(for keeping word roots, if any).

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Custom database in android application.

Many a times while designing an android app, you would want to fill up a database using whatever data is required by using your pc and then export that database into your android application. I had this issue while developing my WordCram 😛 application when I had to export a wordlist to my application after filling it up from and excel file. The following tutorial helped me get over that issue.

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Extensive Android Examples

This is one blog that has really helped me to understand how many things work in android. The language is good, and the examples work more often than not. Just a heads up, do the basic android research before getting into this one. http://android-er.blogspot.com/

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