Skeleton 2


It took me a while to figure out how to move from the list of locations to the new activity, but then I remembered from the Miwok app, that we were able to create an individual sound from each list item. That got me thinking that if I could use a clickListener for sound, all I needed to do was throw an Intent in there, and possibly a Toast to be sure I knew what data was supposed to appear. I think the next task would be find other businesses/locations and turning them into Strings inside the app. From there, I want to clean up the look of everything. I might make it black and white like the Smash Brother’s app, but hopefully I get some nice vibrant photos of the locations to make it pop.

I also decided to take a minute and figure out the right way to upload projects from Android Studio to GitHub. I want that to develop into a habit that I don’t have to think about. I think I’ve gotten into the habit of committing significant changes. I only hope that my commit messages make sense (I guess I’ll find out if I ever need to use them).

If I stay focused, I can complete this guy this week. One final thing that I want to add is a map fragment of each location. I think it would be a cool new trick to learn, and it will help stretch my brain.



I’ve got the majority of the skeleton that I was looking for. After you click the CardView and it moves into the ListView, I want each individual list item to go fullscreen and give more information about the location it represents. The cheese app that I spoke about before has exactly that, so I just need to read it to understand how it implement it. From there, I just need to figure out how to add a map of the location at the bottom, and then I’ll decide if I want to take my own photos or steal some from the web.


It’ll probably make me feel better if they’re my own photos.

The next steps in all of this is to write every page of code down first. Since I have my main page layout in the way that I wanted, all I need to do is tie everything together based on what I learned from the Miwok app.

Once I can afford to take a UX class, I’ll be in business.

Tour Guide

I’ve been slacking on my posting, but I have kept up with my Nanodegree program. The next project is due on Jan 1st, so I’ve got a nice chunk of time to pickup some new skills and figure things out.

I can’t remember exactly where I got it from (it could be from Udacity), but I found a great example of how I wanted to create this Tour Guide app, so I spent the afternoon trying to figure out how to create cards, and how to make them scroll horizontally.

Ideally, I want this to be the main page, then you can click one of the cards and that will take you into a list, and when you click the list, it brings a half screen image of the location you clicked on, plus a description at the bottom.


Early Stages of New York

I also figured out how to make a gif of my app running. I don’t know why I thought it would be so difficult. Good thing I know how to Google.