#1 Re: Topics related with App Builder » How to sign our APK files to be published in the Google Play Store » 2016-08-31 16:27:48

PERFECT!

That did it.  Awesome how great your software and support is.  I will SWEAR by it and use it for all mobile and HTML5 programming.

Mike

#2 Re: Topics related with App Builder » How to sign our APK files to be published in the Google Play Store » 2016-08-31 15:29:53

David,

So I am having a bit of a problem.  I successfully compiled, built, signed, aligned and uploaded my apk to the android developer console.

It's even on the Play Store (Yay!).  However, the client wanted a major change, so I changed it.  Now when I try to upload the new version of the same app, I get the following error every single time:

You need to use a different version code for your APK because you already have one with version code 18

I am not sure where to change this?  I have read online this may have to do with AndroidManifest.xml, but I am not sure.  I have read it needs to be incremented by some number, 1 or more.

How do we do this and can it be made more obvious within App Builder?

Here is a link to an answer I found online (but am not sure how to implement it in my situation using App Builder):

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2477 … ecause-you

Thanks David.

Mike

#3 Re: Topics related with App Builder » How do I build a non-debug version of the apk? » 2016-08-17 18:01:23

Ignore this.  I downloaded your newest version which has the uber convenient signing tool and all is good now.

I just had to find the zipalign tool (in the Android build-tools folder) and follow your directions in another thread.  That did it.

Now the app is uploaded to the Play store and will be there eventually.

Thank you for such a really good piece of software with excellent support.

Mike

#4 Re: Topics related with App Builder » How do I build a non-debug version of the apk? » 2016-08-17 16:24:58

I do have the license key for this app, by the way.  Where do I put it in App Builder?

Mike

#5 Topics related with App Builder » How do I build a non-debug version of the apk? » 2016-08-17 16:23:27

karmacomposer
Replies: 3

I have finished my app and now I want to build the signed ready-to-go copy.  No matter what I do, it is unsigned and a debug version.

I am filling out all the stuff on the Android Developer Portal.  How to I get the signed build going?

Thanks for your help.  I HAVE to get this done today.

Mike

#6 Topics related with App Builder » What is the best way to create a image button in App Builder? » 2016-07-26 16:13:21

karmacomposer
Replies: 4

I was using normal buttons to go to other scenes in the app, but the client wants the buttons to have images on them, so how do I create a image button?

Mike

#7 Re: Topics related with App Builder » How do I deploy to Windows .exe? » 2016-07-20 21:36:50

I noticed your HTML Compiler software writes to a windows .exe file - does App Builder have this functionality built in?  Would I be able to export to HTML 5 and then use your HTML compiler software to write the finished .exe file?

Mike

#8 Topics related with App Builder » How do I deploy to Windows .exe? » 2016-07-07 22:22:32

karmacomposer
Replies: 5

I checked Windows and set it for 8.1 compatibility.

I have NO IDEA where it put it - the folder is a mess of cordova files.  Where is the compiled .exe file?

Mike

#9 Topics related with App Builder » Could you walk me through this new android deployment option? » 2016-07-07 19:43:19

karmacomposer
Replies: 1

I have finished the app and now need to deploy to android.  My client is getting a Android developer's license so we can put it on the Play store.  However, I remember reading recently that you created a new deployment option for Android.

Could you please let us know how that works?

Thanks.

Mike

#10 Topics related with App Builder » I have a request - duplicate view and copy and paste idiosyncracies » 2016-07-06 21:57:57

karmacomposer
Replies: 1

Two things:

1 - Please add a duplicate view command where the views (pages) are.  You can add but not duplicate - and when I say duplicate, I mean all items and code go with it - everything is duplicated.  For naming conventions, add a letter or number or something to each item.

2 - That leads me to my second request:  when copying items, especially large numbers of items from view to view, please do not zero out the control names.  I cannot tell you how long it is taking me to complete this app because every time I copy and paste a view's contents, all controls are autonamed something.  Then I have to spend a zillion hours renaming everything.  In the future, can you keep the control names when copied or duplicated and append a _0 or a _z or something to it?

Thanks.

Mike

#11 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Problem with testing app » 2016-07-06 21:53:45

Usually diagnosing the browser and internet connection solves the problem after a reboot.

Mike

#12 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 06:37:51

Ummmm.  Thought.  The one thing that looks PERFECT is the app icon.  I used the company logo of my client (which is round) and it looks gorgeous.  That was set in the app settings.

I wonder if it would be possible to use that same kind of interface to get small icons saved onto Android devices and retain their size?

I am sure it's not possible, but it vexes me that the icon can look so good and the rest cannot and they are all the same size.

Mike

#13 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 06:34:25

Check this out.  I uploaded several of the 16x16 graphics to my web server.  I went to the chrome browser on my phone and downloaded/shared a few of them.  I brought them into the messaging app and they ALL looked totally crappy.

It's not the plugin or app builder.  It's Android.  I guess there is NOTHING I can do about this.

I have NO idea how to break this to my client.  I am totally upset over this.  I had no idea Android was this bad with small images.

Mike

#14 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 04:43:53

You are correct.  The question is, will my client accept it?  It looks terrible when in the texting application the image looks horrible.

The best thing would be a way to copy and paste the image itself - I just do not know any way to do this.  I'll keep searching.

Mike

#15 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 01:44:29

Yeah, it's a big problem.  I created a 32pixel by 32pixel blue square in photoshop.  I called it blue.png

I added blue.png to the project and altered the above code to share blue.png

It shares fine, but comes in HUGE - like 256pixels by 256pixels.

I don't believe I did anything wrong, I just think its either a bug in the plugin or the messenger app (texting) on android is resizing it for some weird reason.

In any case, if i cannot send at size this solution won't work.  I have searched and searched for anyone with a similar problem, but have found none.  I texted my wife and the image she received was equally as large.

I wonder if there is a similar plugin but where sizes are taken into account?

Mike

#16 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 01:06:17

Your example app, when installed on my phone and run, is doing the same thing - the example graphic is being shared at like 256x256 or larger regardless of the actual size of the graphic being shared.

Mike

#17 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 01:03:57

I added a image control, added the image to be shared, resized it to 32x32 and then put the code above into it and no difference - the shared graphic was big and blurry.  I just don't get it.

I'm going to see what else you did in your example app and apk that maybe I missed.

Mike

#18 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 00:55:39

David,

When I share the file - which is 32x32 in size, it shares properly to, say, messager - but it comes in very large and blurry - as if it's sharing a much larger file.

StartJS

 window.plugins.socialsharing.shareWithOptions({files: ['www/app/images/sweet15_32_32.png']}, function (success) {
   alert('Sucesfully shared!');
 },

 function (error) {
   alert('Error when sharing: ' + error);
 });

EndJS

What am I doing wrong?

Mike

#19 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-14 00:15:41

I found a GREAT batch resizer with rename capability.  Creating the graphic sizes will not be a big deal.

http://www.axiomx.com/picsizer.htm

Mike

#20 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 23:52:12

So using what I already created, the user chooses a size and clicks on the graphic and that loads the detail page.

How would I use a if/then statement to put the name of the graphic in a variable and then use that variable to load the correct graphic?

For example, I choose baseball.png with a size of 32x32.  I need a if/then statement to store a string "baseball_32_32.png" and then load that in using the javascript you wrote on the detail page.

Psuedocode:

If "32x32" was chosen, then loadImage="baseball_32_32.png"

I would have to do this for each and every graphic.

The other possibilities would be "baseball_16_16.png", "baseball_64_64.png", "baseball_128_128.png", and "baseball_256_256.png"

So the name "baseball" and ".png" would be consistent.

Not sure how to do this in app builder.

Mike

#21 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 23:41:22

David - you miss my point.  I am very pleased about this - it's a true solution.  However, I wanted to know if there is a quick and dirty way of managing various sizes of the graphics or do I have to do the work ahead of time and reference those.

If you look at it now, you can choose one of several sizes via a dropdown and then the app shows it - all using just one graphic.  If I have to save each graphic at each size, that one becomes 6 images - so 20 graphics becomes 120 graphics.  Across all categories, I may have to make 1,000 graphics.  Ugh.  If I don't have to, i'd rather not.

However, if the only way to do this is to link to a specific graphic, then i will  have to bite the bullet and re-size each one.  Perhaps I can find batch resizer software and do it almost automatically????

Either way, thank you SO MUCH for your help.  It's likely you found the true solution to this.

Mike

#22 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 23:31:35

It seems pretty straightforward - however, one question.  How would I share the right picture with the right size?  Would I have to save a copy of each emoji at each size or can I do it programmatically?

Namely, emoji1_16_16.png, emoji1_32_32.png, emoji1_64_64.png, etc.

I would rather not do ALL that work - there are a lot of graphics and creating four or five sizes for each would be very tedious and time consuming - plus i'd have to load all of them into app builder with the file manager - would make for a very slow app.

If, however, we could use emoji1.png and set the width and height to be 16x16 or 32x32 or 64x64 that would be so much easier.

Can this be done?

Mike

#23 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 23:17:19

If I were to send you the entire project, would you be able to implement this on ONE category (I can then do it to the rest)?

Mike

#24 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 22:30:05

Why on earth is it SO absolutely impossible to simply click on an image in android?  That is so messed up.

Not sure how to implement either of the above plugins but thank you so much for helping.

Mike

#25 Re: Topics related with App Builder » Which Android .bat file do I choose to run? » 2016-06-13 19:34:44

I meant your app builder software.  Sorry.  I actually do have a program called app studio (NSB App Studio), but I chose your software to create this.

My brain is scrambled.

Mike

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