All Things R&D
GSoC 2012 Weekly Report on OI WebIntents Agent (Aug 6-Aug 13)
August 14, 2012Posted by on
Last week I designed a new logo for OI WebIntents Agent together with Friedger, as in Fig 1.
It will appear in the following versions.
In the former versions, the external Android application which calls the createChooserWithWebActivities method will let the system start an empty Activity which creates a dialog for application selection. Now the dialog will be created in the context of the activity which calls the method, as in Fig 2.
The dialog layout is created from Java code and I tried to use Android internal layout resources, so now the invoking methods is still the same as the former version.
Now when new applications are found, a notification message on the status bar will appear. It may refer the user to the application management UI directly, like in Fig 3.
For the application management UI, the selection mode is enabled when the user enters the activity. I also added checkboxes for item selection instead of the former long click action, as in Fig 4.
Last week, I also added handset supports. Now the application management UI also looks better on small screen devices, like in Fig 5 and 6.
This week is the last week before hard ‘pencil down’. A lot of document work and revisions are waiting for me so it will be very busy.
Any feedback is welcome.