Monthly Archives: September 2012

CSC490 Capstone proposal


Google Documentation

[2012-10-15] It’s been two weeks since I’ve started working on the eJuke project with three other members. I’ve learned quite about android development, and how similar the layout is to the HTML/CSS design I’ve taken in my Web design course. In terms of actual programming, I’ve encountered some problems that I haven’t dealt with before. For example, when the user clicks multiple times, the app tries its best to load all the activity, and goes into “frozen” state. I’ve found that this is actually an android bug(from google), and I would have to put flag to go around this problem.

I’ve also recently touched on the android activity, and need to @override start, pause, resume, stopped to allow multi-tasking.

Meanwhile, I did include this neat Toast which displays quick output on the android screen, which I thought was nice.

[2012-10-22] Few new things I’ve learned today. Android manifest, android:windowSoftInputMode=”adjustPan” allows the softkey to show without moving the view and android:windowSoftInputMode=”statehidden” hides the keyboard on screen. I found there is another problem, with adjustPan, the view isn’t scrollable, which is also current android bug. There are workarounds, but there should be different way of solving this problem.

Lastly, I got marquee working!


In Java:


More to come!

[2012-11-04] Finally, nice and quick way to get rid of the title bar, add this:

public void onCreate(...) {

Also realized how simple JSON is compared to using XML and DOM. Must learn more.

More to come


Apple versus Samsung war

Apple versus Samsung
Apple claims that Samsung Electronics copied the iPhone and iPad through the release of the South Korean firm’s Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablets. Jury awarded Apple $1.05bn in damages after deciding a number of Samsung phones and tablets had infringed various software patents as well as mimicking the iPhone’s appearance.

In another point of view, Apple lost a claim against Samsung in Japan, providing a breathing room for Samsung, and score a few outright wins in the dozens of cases being fought in courts around the world between the two.

Does this look familiar? Apple’s next step? blocking eight Samsung phones from the store shelves. Judge Koh, has scheduled the next hearing at her federal courthouse in San Jose on September 20th and again for December 6th.

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