With only three more class periods of the semester, The Standard’s mobile app is near completion.
We’re at a standstill with the iPhone/iOS sector of The Standard mobile app. We’re still trying to figure out why the Opinion REED feed is having “issues” with reading the feed. Aside from that, we’re close to completing the iOS portion of the app.
The Android sector of the app is now pulling in feeds. Unlike the iPhone/iPad iOS, there is no definite specs for resolution sizes across Android devices, so we’re determiniing how to address that. It may be that we’ll need to wait to prototype the app on our Android device.
Until tomorrow: Pip pip, cheerio!
We are getting extremely close to being complete. The iPhone, iPad iOS version has been prototyped on the iPad, and it works.
The Android version of the app is still in development using Burrito. This is a newer technology we’re having to learn.
The only snag we’ve run into is the citizen journalism feature of the app. We are running into issues with using the camera feature of the phones.
That is all until next Tuesday.
Have a good Easter break!
Today we were able to get in contact with our developer of The Standard’s new website which is hosted by Town News. We really need to get the URL of what Town News is going to make the new website’s RSS feeds. This will make the development complete.
As far as design goes, the design is the easiest part of the entire app. All we need to do is drop in the graphics when our developers are ready for it. iPhone iOS development seems to be going much more smoothly than the Android development.
Both teams of developers are working on learning the language the programs need in order to work.
iPhone iOS developers are learning the software development kit. The Android developers are learning Java. #dundundun. They’re real excited about this part of the development.
More later. Only 8 more classes until due date and launch date!
What we’ve learned thus far: XCode4 is AWESOME when it comes to designing the app to iOS standard design. RSS feeds aren’t as easy to implement as they should be.
Today, we figured out how to make changes in Xcode, which is the first step in the delevlopment for this app. We will be developing The Standard Mobile for iPhone using Xcode and for The Standard Mobile for Android we’ll be looking into different programs such as AppInventer and SDK.
As far as graphics go, we’ll be using the Missouri State’s branded maroon color and the font “Libel suit,” which I find hilariously ironic. We’ll be recreating The Standard’s logo, which was the easiest way to get our hands on the high definition resolution graphics.
The Standard Mobile will be an extension to The Standard Online and The Standard print edition of the Missouri State University’s student-run independent newspaper.
After a one and a half hour deliberation period, The Standard Mobile is in the works.
The Standard Mobile is being created by Leah Randazzo, lead communicator, Stephen Parke, developer, Russ McLaughlin, developer, Adam Wagner, designer, John Dillbeck, developer and designer, and Dan Bush, developer and designer.
More details to come Thursday, March 24.