I've taken a new interest lately which stemmed from obtaining a new mobile phone, the HTC Hero is an Android phone from HTC. It's packed with everything you'd expect of an Android phone and then some. HTC have included some extra code, HTC Sense. But that is irrelivant. The reason I'm adding a new section to my website is because I intend to play around with making some Android Applications (I could say Developing Android Apps but truth be told, I don't expect to get too far, I'm just playing with a new toy).
Well what do you know, I got nowhere. This is something I may return to but for the mean time it's not high on my to-do list. I'm still keeping an eye out for tutorials and such so might update the links periodically.
Android Development looks like it could have a steep learning curve but there is already a wealth of resources on the web. To start with I'll try and create a listing of some of these resources, namely so I can keep track of them but also in an attempt to provide others starting out with Android the links that they might need.
Um, Android Development resources on YouTube? Oddly enough I stumbled upon some good videos which range from easy to use introductions (see embedded video below) to seminars which go into detail on the archetecture of the Android system. I won't make any claims to link to all the useful videos but I will try and post here when I find some exceptional ones (or at least the ones I find the most useful).
Apps I'm using
With the wealth of applications available through the Android market sometimes it can be difficult to find the app you're looking for. This is by no means a definitive list.
- Andoku - Sudoku but with a choice of grid styles
- Blow Up
- Robo Defense(sic)
- Chain React
- Light Racer/Light Racer 3D
- Sudoku Free
- Dope Wars - I remember playing this on the PC. This version didn't keep me entertained for long though.
- Barcode Scanner - Useful for websites which use 2D barcodes for Android links.
- Maverick - Another compass/GPS tool
- Tricorder - Looks good and lets you see the compass and g-sensor in action but no specific use.
- Facebook for Android
You follow these links and instructions at your own risk. I accept no responsibility for the contents of external website or for your actions.