Livecode Android SDK - development

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rblackmore245
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Livecode Android SDK - development

Post by rblackmore245 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Supprised the support for android is so little on livecode considering android has a 76% market share. And there doesn't ever seem to be much activity of this forum compared to the IOS thread.

Had a client complain that the icon resolution was very low on a App I was developing and unfortunately livecode only offers low res icon support but for IOS it offers up to xxxdpi.

I love Livecode and its adobe director roots of scripting style, just would love the android side of things to be supported and developed more.

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Re: Livecode Android SDK - development

Post by dcpbarrington » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:10 pm

Livecode,

It would be great if someone from Livecode would respond to this post. I have had exactly the same experience with Livecode. iOS functionality works great, but the same features on Android often work poorly with little attention.

I've identified the following BUGs almost a year ago and they have been CONFIRMED, but get NO attention. Android is the poor step child to iOS.
11180 1-14 Activate Keyboard on field selection
14490 2-15 Screen shrinks on orientation change
14491 2-15 Screen goes black on return to app, change orientation to clear
14492 2-15 Screen goes black when tab between fields, change orientation to clear

On all these issue iOS works wonderfully, by on Android the same exact code results in the application going Black or the display shrinking and just looking bad.

I was hoping when I went to LC 7.1.1, these would be fixed, but the same poor performance in Android.

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Re: Livecode Android SDK - development

Post by MaxV » Mon Jan 04, 2016 12:54 pm

rblackmore245 wrote: Had a client complain that the icon resolution was very low on a App I was developing and unfortunately livecode only offers low res icon support but for IOS it offers up to xxxdpi.
Android just uses the images you use. There is no resolution to set. If you want a more detailed app, just use a bigger stack with bigger images and then

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Re: Livecode Android SDK - development

Post by jacque » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:48 pm

I generally choose an app icon at 96x96 pixels square, but you can choose a larger one and the OS will scale it down. What resolution are you using now?
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