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Touchscreen Apps on Android

 
Anup Francis
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Hi Mark,

Does Android provide api's as such for creating touchscreen applications?
Does the book cover making touchscreen Apps and provide an example of it?

Also, can we test touchscreen apps on ADT plugin for eclipse?
 
Neerhaj Joshi
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Yes. Android provides APIs for touchscreen apps. I haven't read the book but considering it is based on the SDK 1.1, it should have several relative examples.

Android SDK comes with an emulator which you can use alongwith ADT plugin/Eclipse to test your application.
 
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By overriding the following method in our Activity Class we can create Touch Events

 
Anup Francis
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Oh Ok, So one can create touch events to simulate touching effect on screen.
I was wondering how one can test such apps on eclipse because there is no
real touchscreen interface available.
Thanks for the Info.
 
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There are lot of examples bundled with the SDK that touch upon most of the functionality that the device supporting Android OS can offer, including handling TouchEvents. You can start studying those examples for starters.
 
Mark L. Murphy
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Does Android provide api's as such for creating touchscreen applications?


Yes, using the techniques the other folks on this thread pointed out.

Does the book cover making touchscreen Apps and provide an example of it?


No. Eventually, my Advanced Android book will probably cover it, but not until later this year.
 
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