Podcast app 2: Today i fail – 130302


Already a failed day, i feel… Although, that’s not entirely true. I got a little more acquainted with the various android methods and functions, and i got a little more familiar with the structure of an android program. So i got something out of it.. Just not much in terms of result. Some last time drag and drop of a asset that exists within the android OS



That little shadow thing there.. The text, i managed to get to work on all levels i need, so i’m fine with that at the moment. I hope to be able to get scrolling to work tomorrow. Both on an xml level, and a hardcoded level, for lack of a better word.

I give myself around 1½ hours of work everytime i program now. Reason is because i don’t want to fall back into a very stressful threshold again. I want to beat my stress, while being able to program. So yes. I suspect i’ll need around 2 weeks of practice before i jump into making the program itself.
Some of te major thing includes: Getting to know the java logic (The ifs, elses, fors and whiles.. Shouldn’t take too long), networking in android (To download mp3s, pictures and rss/text), media playback, read and write of mp3/text/images, background playback, some OS integration (Like using the button on a headset to play and pause, notification integration, and statusbar stuff). And as soon as i’m done learning that, i should be able to go. I suspect it’ll take about 2 or 3 weeks until i reach that point, if everything goes smoothly. Feels good to be programming for sure.

Oh, and lest i forget. I should learn how to get data from itunes. Both to open up a big catalog of programs for each podcast feed, and to add discovery to the app. Good stuff, good stuff. In the future, i hope to add some extra features too.. So i will always have stuff to do. I hope this will end up being a year long project or so.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are off limits for my programming, since i have workdays then. And yea… Not much else to say.

Aim for next time

I hope to get the images working. Both from loading from an absolute location and assets (Assets just so i can get ahold of the system images and what not, and absolute location for podcast cache and stuff). And i hope to start making the media playback.


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