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By VirginiaFarm, Junior Member on 28th January 2014, 05:27 PM
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From Desktop and Web to Android Devices : I Need Help

For over twenty years I have developed apps using Borland's Delphi and BDS development tools. I now want to migrate a subset of that functionality to Android devices ... but need help getting over the learning curve hump.

The general particulars are:

1. Master-Detail, content management. Multiple detail data tables for each master record.

2. Image gallery. See all images in the gallery or only those images which have been linked to a master record.

3. Taking a pic and linking it to a master record.

4. Ability to query for local businesses ... such as "Find <business name> within <x miles> of my current GPS location.

I currently have Eclipse and the latest ADK tools installed. Also, I have some Java experience.

Is there a place I can go to find a baseline source code framework that satisfies these requirements and demonstrates how to store and manage the master and detail data and links?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at patrickwilliamallen@comcast.net

Many thanks, from an old dog trying to learn new tricks.

Patrick
 
 
29th December 2014, 01:07 PM |#2  
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In my opinion, the best way for not a game development is using Xamarin platform. Xamarin is pretty good, but it's not a free.
31st December 2014, 08:54 PM |#3  
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All I can provide is the hard way : stick to a place like stackoverflow.com + the android official documentation.
You'll find tons of content relating to your question ; I'm sure about that.
19th June 2015, 08:25 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by VirginiaFarm

From Desktop and Web to Android Devices : I Need Help

For over twenty years I have developed apps using Borland's Delphi and BDS development tools. I now want to migrate a subset of that functionality to Android devices ... but need help getting over the learning curve hump.

The general particulars are:

1. Master-Detail, content management. Multiple detail data tables for each master record.

2. Image gallery. See all images in the gallery or only those images which have been linked to a master record.

3. Taking a pic and linking it to a master record.

4. Ability to query for local businesses ... such as "Find <business name> within <x miles> of my current GPS location.

I currently have Eclipse and the latest ADK tools installed. Also, I have some Java experience.

Is there a place I can go to find a baseline source code framework that satisfies these requirements and demonstrates how to store and manage the master and detail data and links?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at patrickwilliamallen@comcast.net

Many thanks, from an old dog trying to learn new tricks.

Patrick

The offical Android Tutorials are a great place to start.
6th July 2015, 03:33 AM |#5  
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I've found that if you start by trying to build something that you have in the past but target it at Android you'll learn a lot about the framework, its quirks, and how to do things maybe a little bit better than what you'll sometimes find on various sites. I second that Android's docs and tutorials are a great place to start, but you could take them and piece something together right from the start. It's also a great way to see how your project will work and perform on a real device running the Dalvik or ART VM FWIW, you'll notice that things will perform MUCH better with ART.
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