See the sign "You Don't have any devices."? No, I don't. I feel a bit sad about it. 😢
This post will be a bit personal record about making my first mobile app with Android Studio. I think it was also my first serious project. It's still silly I think I could address it that way since I paid $25 to register as a developer on Google Play.
This is the end result. Alt: I mean this!
Maybe it wasn't impossible. I know I should be explored outside of my comfort zone, but it was more like Biohazard Zone rather than just out of comfort zone. Yes, it might be not impossible if I prepare for the right equipment, But maybe it would take months, and I just wanted to test out what I can do right now, with a feasible concept, and not too much extreme extra.
So, I decided to make a formula page app. At first, I think I should make it for Khan Academy's Precalculus, and I thought, I could even do it for my own College's Discrete Math & Statistics class.
Lesson from the previous project
- Plan first: When I did the last project, After I almost finished initial functionality, I realized that there is too much repetition, so I had to totally refactor was almost totally redesign the whole structure.
- Use Inheritance: As from the above lesson, I found that it's convenient to make a frame first and utilize it. It absolutely worked great with Android App since it is all about different Activities and Fragments and intents to deliver content.
- Using open source custom library: Yes, truth to be told, I haven't done it before.
- Learning Different components With official document: Since the tutorial I took didn't cover fragments, I had to learn it with on my own. Funny fact is that I even made it works, but didn't use it since It didn't feel like a suitable place for the function I wanted. But the official documentation was really lovely.
- Ability to write Latex syntax: Strange enough, It seems like the skill that has been improved the most. I have used Latex in Khan Academy and math.stackexchange before but never used it this much this intensely. I feel pretty comfortable with it now.
- Read Documentation well: With Latex, I didn't read the whole Support Table, so I didn't know I can align equations with a custom marker until almost halfway, so I had to insert a bunch of white spaces at the beginning. In addition, I didn't see 'Try' section on its page, so I struggled with other Latex editors because the supported expressions were different.
- Note taking is important: If I haven't summarized all the formulas when I was studying, I wouldn't even be able to decide to do this, since I have no data to plug in, after all.
- Never change the name of Android application and company: It was really painful to refactor the app name and company name since built in refactor function some times didn't support for every single file.
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