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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2012, 12:38:42 pm »
Nice project :)

It's really not hard to implement, I have no idea why those emulators haven't done that yet..

I am not sure it's that easy.
I your case I suppose that the Android phone acts as a USB host and implements TI's protocol.
In the case of an emulator it would have to interface with TI's specific USB controller I/O ports, then forward this to the computer USB port as a host. And maybe this wouldn't be possible if TI's protocol requires the emulated calculator to act as a USB device.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2012, 01:22:02 pm »
This sounds great!

When you are done are you going to put it on the Play Store?
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2012, 01:42:48 pm »
I have no idea when I'm going to finish, and I'll have it on the Play Store when I at least finished support for the 84+ (the 84+(C)(SE), 89(Ti) and the Nspires are the only calcs with USB right?).

Also, registering an developer account on the Play Store costs 25 dollars, I don't know if I'll have that available by the time I finish.

I think it's best for everyone If I make it ad-supported until I break even with the development costs.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2012, 01:53:06 pm »
I have no idea when I'm going to finish, and I'll have it on the Play Store when I at least finished support for the 84+ (the 84+(C)(SE), 89(Ti) and the Nspires are the only calcs with USB right?).

Also, registering an developer account on the Play Store costs 25 dollars, I don't know if I'll have that available by the time I finish.

I think it's best for everyone If I make it ad-supported until I break even with the development costs.

You can have a version with ads and then a donate version that would cost $1.00 or so and it would be ad free.  I'm sure that people wont mind the ads since you do have fees and you spend time working on the app.  If you want you could probably even remove the ads on the free version once you break even with an update.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2012, 02:20:22 pm »
This is very nice, but I wonder if Android browsers lets you download non-music/image files? I remember trying to download Omnimaga attachments before and would get errors about invalid file types. ???
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2012, 02:33:44 pm »
Pretty sure it does let you download, and it does store the file, but it just gives an error for whatever reason.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with browsers, this is an app that'll store the variables in its own files, allowing you to use Android's share function to mail/upload/send over skype/send over whatsapp/whatever, or edit the 8xp files in a editor I might make later on.

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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2012, 02:36:43 pm »
Yeah I was asking because we need browsers to get files on our android device if we happen to have no computer access and download a calc game from your mobile phone to send to your calc. :P

Also an editor would be nice, especially if it has support for the sliding keyboard on some phones as well.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2012, 02:43:40 pm »
I guess I could make a token-based keyboard for tablets, which probably can show all the tokens at the same time because of screen size. That would make for some really efficient Axe/BASIC coding..

Also, that Swype stuff won't really work, seeing that it uses a dictionary to see which keys to use, and then the user would have to add all tokens to the dictionary, messing up their normal predictions.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2012, 11:09:05 pm »
Yeah, easy access to tokens would definitively help (especially if it has a similar layout as the PRGM token menu. And I see about the swype keyboard. I thought it would work since every application I have for Android supports it (although some do not support its enter key)
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2012, 05:32:03 am »
Looks cool! Though I don't have an android device (I do own an Ndroid though. :P)
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2013, 06:19:03 pm »
Just a keepalive, this project isn't dead yet. A Cyanogenmod update for my phone broke the USB OTG feature and I'm waiting for it to be fixed... although it has been taking way too long, might want to look around on XDA someday.

Until that, I'm putting this project on hold.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2013, 08:13:35 pm »
I would recommend staying away from Cyanogen. Juju installed it on his phone months ago and it has been crashing every 2 minute ever since (making it very hard for me to stay in touch with him outside the Internet). Cyanogen is just the cancer of phones.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2013, 08:15:01 pm »
I would recommend staying away from Cyanogen. Juju installed it on his phone months ago and it has been crashing every 2 minute ever since (making it very hard for me to stay in touch with him outside the Internet). Cyanogen is just the cancer of phones.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2013, 08:23:19 pm »
I think it only runs decently if your phone has over 16 GB of RAM and runs the latest generation Intel Core i7 processors.
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Re: [WIP] TILinkDroid - A link program for Android devices
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2013, 08:31:44 pm »
Yeah, my phone is a crap-end phone I bought because my other one was broken and barely runs Android 4. It's not even supported lol. I believe mid-to-high-end phones have no problem with Cyanogenmod since it's supported for them.

I should fix my other phone. If there's a way that isn't expensive as fuck.

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