Archief voor februari, 2013

Imagination Trainer – Developing for older Android versions

This month, I finished work on a brand-new app that jogs your Imagination. Einstein said : “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you Anywhere”. As a dad, I like to make up bed-time stories. I found it was very hard for the kids to dream up random characters, items and locations for these stories. Those factors combined made this app. Imagination Trainer serves you with nine random images. Can you make up a story that uses all this pictures? Think outside the box. Try to stretch your story and introduce a plot, an intrige or maybe let your kids wonder what image will make its entrance next? Programatically, this was not a very big deal. Until I found out that my code wouldn’t run on pre-Honeycomb Android versions! Don’t be mistaking, there are lots of people who won’t update their phones. My MinSDK was 11, which maps to Android 3.0. This API level was needed, because I used the setAlpha property for ImageView :   view.setAlpha(1f); I actually forgot to set the MinSDK in my AndroidManifest. Within a few hours, complaints started coming in :D. So, I shuffled around some code, and came up with… >> Lees meer…