Lately I’ve been working hard learning more about Android, and I can now say that I have a pretty good understanding of how to send data through Intents. I’m very proud of myself for learning about so much in such a short time!
Here are some screen shots of how it looks now:
In case you are wondering, I’m running the MIUI ROM on my phone, check them out at miui.us.
Now I’m learning about SQLite to use as a database for my app, which will hopefully make things much easier. Maybe it will be ready next week…
The past couple days I have really been trying to get a lot of work done on Pay Saver, mostly because I just realized that since school starts on the 25th, I don’t have any more time to fool around…
I’m pretty proud of what I have so far, and hopefully I’ll be able to release it sometime in the next week. Here are some new screenshots:
I made it so that when you click the paycheck amount box, it will bring up a keyboard that will only allow numbers, and one decimal point, so that I don’t have to worry about bad input at all!
Sadly, I am currently stuck at the Saving Area dialog, because I can’t figure out how to properly use a SeekBar… I want it to display the percentage of the paycheck that you are trying to select right below it, but all it does is force close if you touch it and say false…
Old problem: New Look! (Problem Fixed!)
Hopefully it will be fixed soon, and I can start with actually adding the category and doing the calculation, which I don’t anticipate being too hard.
UPDATE: I fixed the problem, now I just need to figure out how to save the values there and create a new category… I want to be able to take the name and percent, and create an entry underneath the buttons, and when a user enters a new paycheck, I want to be able to divvy it up amongst the different categories that they have made.
I’ve been working (kind of) on an app that I’m going to call Pay Saver. Basically, it’s going to help you save your money. As a form of procrastination, I decided to make a post about it just to show you where I am currently.
Hopefully you think that this pre-pre-pre-beta looks nice, but sadly, the buttons don’t do anything yet, and I’m not really sure how to name the button on the right, because I can’t think of what to call a category that you would want a percentage of your pay check to go into. Any feedback on what someone would like this to look like would be great, although I know that I haven’t really told you what it’s going to do…
Anyways, back to work!
Welcome to my new site! Here I will be posting updates about my Android development. Don’t get too comfortable with the layout/theme, because as this is my first website, I’m definitely going to experiment often and see what works best for me.
I would definitely appreciate any feedback you may have, and I hope you enjoy your stay!
Patrick E. Mahoney Jr.