#1 2016-02-03 01:04:56

edunt
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My First App Build With AB

Hi Everyone,

Big thanks David for the wonderful Mobile apps Builder.

Could you please give me feedback on my first app build with App Builder?

Is on Google play store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta … earnsuomea

Thanks.

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#2 2016-02-03 01:19:07

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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hello edunt,

Good work! Some sugestion if you allow me, but take only as comments you can take in count or not!

1º Probably a splash screen can be good (maybe the Finnish flag?), even when the application start fast.

2º You know the MediaPlayer can be hidden? Just put their variable "Hidden" to "True". Even when hidden the MediaPlayer is available, then you can, for example, control it (play it) by a Push button. I say that because we are talking about an audio player, so, maybe we no need to view the MediaPlayer and only a Play button and a Range control can be good, this last to change the media player position.

3º The latest releases of App Builder add a new event for the MediaPlayer control: the "CanPlay" event. This can be useful to maintain informed to the user until the media file is ready to be played, for example, by shows a spinner icon, a progressbar or something like this.

4º Maybe you can save into the application's storage (using the "SetOption" action) the position of the MediaPlayer using the app's Resume event, in the way you can then can load the saved position (using the "GetOption" action) to seek the MediaPlayer into the latest position.

And that's all! Maybe another possible ideas come, for example, you can use the AdMob plugin in order to monetize your application, but, these things are all up to you edunt.

Thanks for posting!

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#3 2016-02-03 11:49:55

edunt
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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hi David,

That's sound good. I will do them.

1. Yes, it is good. But I am not sure how to create splash screen, how do I do it? (any available sample?)

2. No, I didn't know that. It worth trying.

3. That would be great to use it. True, enduser will have an idea if it is going to play or not.

4. I am not sure about it, do you mean I should have the audio file in application storage?

5. True, I have registered with AdMob and tried to learn to use AdMob sample. But I couldn't get it working (any guide on how to do it?).

Thanks.

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#4 2016-02-03 11:58:36

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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hello edunt,

1º You need to prepare certain images to act like the portrait and landscape splash screens.

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The program do the rest for you by preparing the images in different files, add the Cordova's Splashcreen plugin and write the appropiate stuff in the "config.xml" file.

4º Nope. I am not talking about save the audio file in the local storage (too big probably!) but just the position of the media player. Supose I open the application an listen the audio for a minute. Then I come to another application and finally open your application again. The point is that using the Pause and Resume app's events probably you can save/restore the position, so I can start to listen the audio in the same position I leave it before.

Related with this last question maybe you can prepare a couple of Push buttons to directly access to some audio position. For example, if you know when certain audio section start, you can have a Push button that jump exactly to that position. Maybe some buttons or a Select control with something like "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2", etc.

5º There is an example of the AdMob plugin included by App Builder. Take a look!

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#5 2016-02-04 07:03:04

edunt
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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hi David,

That's good news. I will add splash screen to the app.
Thanks.

Last edited by edunt (2016-02-04 07:19:22)

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#6 2016-02-04 15:06:44

datadon
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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hello Edunt

I downloaded and put on my phone.  I also by mistake tried to download it from the link here. 
First I am assuming it is an Android app.  I think that is all that you can get from he play store.

When I tried to use the above link from wndows, I got a bunch of Samsung devices to download it to,  Not sure why that would be as I don;t have any Samsung devices.  So I just did not download.

Then I used my Motorola based Android phone and installed it,
It install fine but when I pushed the player I did not get any sound.  I checked my sound level and it was high.  I have downloaded AB media player in my app and the player works fine.

Not sure what it all means but am just passing along,   

PS I have Swedish ancestors so many I need to know Finnish if I get lost and end up there.  :-0

Don

Last edited by datadon (2016-02-04 15:07:54)

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#7 2016-02-04 15:22:54

edunt
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Re: My First App Build With AB

Hi,

I downloaded and put on my phone.  I also by mistake tried to download it from the link here. 
First I am assuming it is an Android app.  I think that is all that you can get from he play store.

Yes, it is an apk file (android).

When I tried to use the above link from wndows, I got a bunch of Samsung devices to download it to,  Not sure why that would be as I don;t have any Samsung devices.  So I just did not download.

Very strange, I am not sure why you got Samsung thing trying to download it. If you click the link it should take you to Play store website.

Then I used my Motorola based Android phone and installed it,
It install fine but when I pushed the player I did not get any sound.  I checked my sound level and it was high.  I have downloaded AB media player in my app and the player works fine.

It should work with your phone, if your mobile android version is 4.0 and higher. There is no need to install any extra thing.

Not sure what it all means but am just passing along,   

PS I have Swedish ancestors so many I need to know Finnish if I get lost and end up there.  :-0

Oh, thanks for stopping by.
Ah, you can't miss your way. If you do please ask for Sauna.

Thanks.

Last edited by edunt (2016-02-04 15:24:13)

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