Ryochan7 wrote:Although the current android app has been good to have, the program has a fair share of problems. The program crashes regularly when refreshing lists, the program will hang on a black screen and crash if the server cannot be contacted at startup (made the app useless for almost a whole day), rendering is slow and choppy when scrolling through lists, and it takes several seconds to switch views.
Since the program is not open source and possible fixes cannot be made and submitted, I just ended up making a clone of the current program. It has been useful and it might be worth sharing. Just to note, it will not work on Android 7 (Nougat) due to OpenSSL libraries not being included in that version of Android. If interested, a future build could be made with the necessary libraries bundled with the application.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/310 ... ow_0.1.apk
The current version is extremely simple because I wanted to get something out for people to use. It is no where near any level of quality from what I hope the final product will be, it's an early alpha at best. The problems with blackscreen I've never seen, but I can imagine it happens when connection is poor. The long times between changes of views is because it's all ui blocking at the moment (was quicker to just leave it). List scrolling is bad on android and xamarin is garbage for this. I'll hopefully have a better list in the near future.
I'm currently working on the next build now and I am including all the non ui blocking code in this release. I'll also be adding some error handling on failed downloads of the data from the server.
I'll open the source now so people can contribute. I'm just wondering why you didn't ask me if you could contribute?
Thanks for the ssl tip, i'll have a look how this effects xamarin.