Issues Etc Android App Beta 2

For Issues Etc Fans I am finally ready to let a beta 2 version of the Issues Etc Android App out.

If you have any bug reports and/or suggestions please email them to mpop@mikeoconnor.net 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 Applications
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:
READ_PHONE_STATE:
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.

CALL_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.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED:
Why: so the app know when the phone starts up and can set up the notification for when the show is on.

INTERNET:
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.

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Published on: November 28, 2011

 Comments (2) 

  1. Michael Miller says:

    I’d love to use the app on my Android tablet, but while my version of Android will run the app, my device doesn’t support the Google Play site, or have scanning capability. Is there any other place I can download the app, or possibly have it sent to me? Thank you for the great work you are doing on behalf of Issues, ETC.

    Mike

  2. Michael says:

    What device do you have? If it is the Amazon Fire, or the Barns and Nobles nook, I will not be able to support those 2 devices, while they are based on Android they are not Android devices (I am not going to get into the tech issues here)

    If you have an android device, with 2.1, you should be able to find it on the Market (the market is just google play, they just did not update the software on 2.1 devices) If you have a device with android 1.5 or lower, I can not support android 1.5 or lower (think of it this way android 1.5 is windows 3.1 of the android world)

    So that is why I am asking the device you have, but if you look in the market (if you have 2.1) then you should be able to find it.

    Also for scanning you should be able to find a “QR scanner” in the android market/google play just search for the term that is in quotes above.


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