posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 06:36 PM
reply to post by kingears
Ahh Eclipse.. all things android is a PITA to program.
Bluestacks makes testing a lot easier. But the android app inventor also makes it a little easier to develop apps, even if they are limited in their
complete functionality over that of java.
I have to look more into that as I would ideally like something similar to what you have produces here as a widget, but without having to resort to a
third party thing to create it.
I had to install a thing called SL4A (Scripting Layer for Android) just to be able to run bash scripts from the home screen. Utterly ridiculous. But
it was the only thing I could get to function using root. Oo
I mean I could drop to a terminal and run the scripts manually, but that defeats the purpose of having a quick access shortcut. Just to set the cpu
frequency and governor from the homescreen and not have to pay someone for a half arsed app that does similar to what Id like.
I also insalled something called Zooper that lets you code a widget to display info you want about the device. Mostly to show what carrier I am on,
whether im on wifi (and what ssid) and how much ram is eaten up, so I can see when I clear ram if it frees up effectively.
I'd much rather code these myself. Just no real experience bypassing the 'user experience' of android and getting down to the nitty gritty.
I'd so install ubuntu on my tablet if I thought it would be workable and not even more infuriating lol.
I really like your thing here tho so I think I'll borrow that!
at a glance info on the home screen. nice work!