Tagged ui design

Development Journal – Smsr Update 001

I’d like to think that I started working on a rough draft with Smsr and then it evolved into something else. This “rough draft” had a bit of code in it encapsulated in an entity called ConversationThread. A function of this class in particular was really nasty since what it did was take all of the SMS messages on the device and effectively organize them in a cohesive manner that didn’t rely on querying sub-providers like Sms.Inbox or Sms.Sent. The reasoning behind this was that when I would query some of the more specific Content Providers, like Sms.Conversations, the Cursor…

Customizing GNOME Shell (As Far As I’ve Done)

I was really tossing up the idea of doing this over an audio tutorial or what but in the end I decided that it would be best if I just typed it out. I’ve had really bad luck with recording audio on Linux and it just doesn’t seem to get any better no matter what I do. One of the things that I really like about using Linux is the modular nature of all of the software on the system. That especially applies to the look and feel of the desktop environment. To some degree, regardless of which DE you…

The Shopper – Questions, Questions

This morning I was able to complete another critical portion of the feature set: item deletion. It now works for either single or batched deletion. In other words, you can delete either single or multiple items in one fell swoop. Of course, there’s no way to undo this but I’m not too concerned about that right now. Something struck me though. The original version of The Shopper had a visible dynamic calculator. As the user added, deleted, and edited items, the calculator would display the cost with and without sales tax applied. It also showed the total number of items…

A Quick Thought on Android UI Themes

Right now I’m sitting in the dentist office lobby and decided to jot some thoughts down while killing time. Earlier today I was showing off the latest version of The Shopper to a few friends of mine. If you follow me on Google+ you may have seen about a week ago ago that I posted a few screenshots of the app with the new UI optimized for tablets. The major difference is that it adheres more closely to the design guidelines provided by Google with modifications only to the colors used. Surprisingly each of them agreed that it looks sharp…