Don’t Call It An App

Posted by banane on April 2nd, 2012 — in android dev, facebook, iphone dev, Media, technology

Tell me what you think- wrote an article on “appiness” — no, it’s not a Cockney pronunciation of happiness, but the trend towards ever increasing complexity in online interfaces, that makes them ineffective and “appy”.

Converting WAV to MP3

Posted by banane on February 2nd, 2012 — in android dev, technology

I keep forgetting this, so here it is for all posterity: afconvert -f mp4f -d aac -b 128000 input.wav output.mp3 I’m working on Bingueau-Android, and need to change literally hundreds of little wav files to mp3. And if you want a little command-line Ruby script to do it in batches: # command line test: # […]

An iPhone Developer Learns Android- Some Thoughts

Posted by banane on January 16th, 2012 — in android dev, technology

At first, doing a “Hello World” was quite easy, the hardest part was learning Eclipse (for Mac): – Open Eclipse and don’t worry about opening a project, on the left hand side will be all of your “workspace” projects. – Running (the play button) does an automatic build – Mouseover red squiggly underlines to find […]

Joy of Android: Playing Sound

Posted by banane on January 11th, 2012 — in android dev, technology

I do really like Android, unsuspectingly so. It was my New Year’s resolution to finally write an app, and I got this assignment at work to create… the quick business card app. Available in the marketplace. 10 installs in 1 day! Already an upgrade! OK so I decided to port one of our iPhone apps- […]