bioninja
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04/06/18 08:01 PM (3 months ago)

Android help (willing to pay)

So I have managed to build an app using Xcode and have successfully submitted it to Apple.
I am now trying to build the same app for Android devices using Android Studio, but am not particularly familiar with its use (I am not a coder) and am running into the following problems:
1. My HTML docs (using the standard HTML Doc plugin) won't open. When I click on one via the menu in an emulator, instead of loading it says "open document" at the top, followed by a html icon. When I click on the icon it says "Something's not right. The document cannot be found in the device's cache? You may need to download it first".
2. I can't resize my menu button icons. I change the code, but the simulator doesn't seem to recognise the change. The JSON is valid, so not sure what the issue is.
3. My external videos (linked via the custom URL plugin) won't play. I assume this is because of the video format (.mp4) but I'm not sure what to change it to or how to change a video file for free to an appropriate format.
I am trying to get the app published ASAP (it is a free education app for IB Biology and the exam for the Northern Hemisphere is in roughly one month).
If anyone thinks they could help sort out these three issues expeditiously, please send me a message at bioninjaib@hotmail.com
I am willing to pay for assistance!
 
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04/07/18 12:56 AM (3 months ago)
some of these sound like standard BT bugs. you shouldnt have to pay for these to be fixed.

Im pretty sure alot have been reported in the past by AlanMac when he was testing lots but has since given up due to little response from the BT leadership. a reason why alot of outskool have left the forums
 
bioninja
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04/07/18 04:05 AM (3 months ago)
That's a bummer Bonzo. I have noticed the community is a bit smaller than the last time I was here (2012). Still, it doesn't matter to me if it is my ineptitude or a standard BT bug. If someone can help me fix the issues so I can get the app to students before their exam, I'm willing to pay.
 
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04/07/18 06:24 AM (3 months ago)
"given up due to little response from the BT leadership"
 
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04/07/18 05:12 PM (3 months ago)
email the code to me. you can make a fake app that has the same functions as this app if you dont want to share info of the app. If it's standard buzztouch bugs, I'll share fixes so everyone can enjoy completeness of making an android app.
 
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04/07/18 08:55 PM (3 months ago)
Nice one CMCOFFEE.

After a couple of Android apps I stuck to iOS. Good many folks on here did and have success with Android I just always thought "damn, this ain't Xcode!"
 
bioninja
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04/07/18 11:01 PM (3 months ago)
Hi CMCoffee. Where do I email the code to and what is the best way to do it? (I am not overly technically proficient, so could use a suggestion on how best to send the folder)
 
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04/07/18 11:16 PM (3 months ago)
@macapple, I agree xcode is wayyy nicer. iOS also made more sense to me when first learning mobile dev.

@bioninja
Just send the downloaded zipped folder to chrisc1891@gmail.com
 
FunkyMonkey
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04/10/18 03:59 AM (3 months ago)
i had same probs with android when i started ,but you will get the hang of it specialy with cm's help
sean :)
 

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