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Re: [newtech-1] Summly

From: rburton
Sent on: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:38 PM
Did you disable transitions on the Android platform? If not, you may want to test your application on an actual Android device since the transitions via CSS3 cause a delay. There's an issue with CSS3 and transitions on the Android platform. Something on the lines that it doesn't use the hardware accelerator.

In my case, Sencha Touch 2 and PhoneGap was unsuitable. I needed more control over the application (Camera and also background jobs). It gave me a good way to prototype the application, but the lack of low level control started to get in the way. I could have wrote native plug-ins for the iOS and Android platform, but it gave me a good reason to use the Android SDK.

The support for background services, AlarmManager, and various third party frameworks like Tape and Dagger by Square ( really make building fault tolerant and quick applications fun. I personally like Tape a lot since it allows me to have a queue backed by a file. I store various information there as well as pending requests to the server in case of network failures. 

On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Michael Mellinger <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey, don't put me in the same category as Angry Andy.  I'm not a hater.  :-)

For the record, I worked on a Sencha Touch app that shipped.  I'd love to hear other people's feedback on html5 on mobile. My personal preference is still native but supporting multiple platforms is hard.  My Android stuff is very neglected. 

On Mar 27, 2013, at 12:55 PM, rburton <[address removed]> wrote:

Betty, don't pay much attention to them. Honestly, their distaste for me has a foundation based on our historical interactions.

Feel free to contact me offline. Recently I started to port over an application I did in PhoneGap to Android because of some personal needs. e.g., lower level access to the Camera.

Although I find the Android platform very nice to work with, it does take a little getting use to since they have a lot of concepts that seem simular, but have different purposes. e.g., Service, AsynchTask, and Handlers.

What are you building your application in?

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