Issues Etc Android App Beta 2
If you have any bug reports and/or suggestions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line please precede it with “Issues Etc App:”.
To install it follow the following instructions:
From the Home screen press the menu button
Select the Settings option
Select “Unknown sources” (this is to allow apps to be installed from outside the Android Market, I will put this app on the market at a later date when it leaves beta)
now you can open your browser to this website and select the link or use a bar code scanner on this bar code (to get a bar code scanner search the Android Market for “Google Goggles” or generic “Bar Code Scanner”)
Finally note the play button in the app will not show up unless Issues Etc is on the air.
Permissions asked for by this app:
Why: so the app knows when a phone call is received or made, so that it can stop the audio play back of Issues Etc so you can deal with your phone call with out IE playing in your ear at the same time you are trying to hear the other party on the phone.
Why: So that when you want to call the show and you press the dial button in the app, it can dial the phone for you instead of making it a 2 button process where you tell it to call, then you have to hit dial in your dial app, it will just dial the phone for you.
Why: so the app know when the phone starts up and can set up the notification for when the show is on.
Why: so I can access the audio data from the internet and bring it down to play the Issues Etc show when it is on.
UPdates for this beta:
Notification of when the show is on the air
Moved the audio out of the main program into a system service so that it will not be shut off by the OS when the user is not actively using the program.
A few bug fixes, and code clean up.
Again if you have any bug reports, suggestions, please let me know.