Monday, March 3, 2014

Almost to Spring Break, Mobile Update

On the mobile end, I've made progress to the point where I am missing only the main interface, which will be composed of fragments, thanks to the navigation drawer layout.  Once that's finished, all that is left as far as main functionality go is adapting the app to the Youtube API (we can already share from youtube to the app) and implementing the JSON interface to talk to Josh's backend API.

Spring break will be time to work on the project for me, and possibly start an iOS version, too!  If not, then certainly at some point.

I have already learned so much about android and once I get fragments down, I may even change the layout from nav-drawer to a slideview layout, like snapchat has implemented for example.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

First updates...

As a whole, our team of developers has spent the last few weeks studying the skills that we will need to complete this project.  We have basic back end functionality for user management and media submission with PHP and MySQL.  We have a group of developers working on drawing up the front.  We have formed another repository for  the Android front end of the project.  This repository can be found here.  Back end support for the Android application has yet to be completed, but it is soon to come.  We were able to successfully implement Youtube searching but it requires the Zend library to be in the PHP include path.  This looks to be a promising project and we look forward to applying to be featured in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Undergraduate Research Symposium.