Activities

Apps created contain a 'home' screen called the Dashboard containing icons for one or more activities that users can open. Activites come in a variety of types and are composed of one or more screens that users can navigate through. Add an Activity The first step is to choose the type of activity you want to add based on the type of information you would like to show. More activity types will be added in the future, but at present you can choose from the following activity types by clicking the 'Add an Activity' button and selecting the desired activity type from ...

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YouTube Activity

The YouTube Activity allows you to take video content from YouTube and display it in your Android application. For information on creating YouTube Feed URLs please see the YouTube Video Feeds knowledge base article. Adding a YouTube Activity To add a YouTube activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select YouTube from the list. Now let's take a look at the YouTube Activity settings. For the purpose of this article we will use the Google I/O YouTube ...

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Website Activity

The Website activity is used to display the contents of a website in your application. It is one of the simplest activities, yet it's ability to display web content makes it very powerful. Adding a Website Activity To add a Website activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Website from the list. Now let's take a look at the Website Activity settings. For the purpose of this article we will use the Andromo blog [http://blog.andromo.com] Settings ...

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Twitter Activity

The Twitter Activity allows you to display one of three different twitter timelines. You can choose to: display a specific twitter user's timeline, a timeline from a list, or a timeline based on a search of the most recent public tweets. Adding a Twitter Activity To add a Twitter activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Twitter from the list. Settings Activity Name The name that will be given to your activity. This will appear on the dashboard ...

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Radio Activity

The Radio activity allows you to play streaming audio from internet radio stations in your application. It's similar to the Audio activity, with additional support for SHOUTcast and Icecast streaming audio. Example Screenshot Adding a Radio Activity To add a Radio activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select SHOUTcast Radio from the list. Settings Activity Name The name for this activity. The name will appear on the dashboard and as the ...

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RSS/Atom News Feed

The RSS Feed activity takes existing syndicated content (or web feeds) from the web and displays it in your application in a way that makes it easy for mobile users to browse and read. Web feeds come in two main formats: RSS and ATOM. Andromo supports the following feed versions: RSS 9.0, RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, and Atom 1.0. Many websites publish feeds in one or more of these formats. Example Screenshot What if I don't have any feeds? Chances are you have more feeds that you think you do. If you have an online presence; produce or consume online content you are ...

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Podcast Activity

The Podcast activity displays an iTunes Podcast RSS 2.0 feed in your app. It supports streaming audio over the network and downloading episodes for playback offline. Example Screenshots The Podcast activity displays the feed as a list of episodes. Tapping on an episode takes you to another activity where the summary/description text is shown. You can long-press on the Play button for additional options. You can also interact with the episodes directly from the list. Adding a Podcast Activity To add a Podcast activity to your project: start editing your ...

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Photo Gallery Activity

Photo Gallery Activities allow you to include photos in your app. Example Screenshot Adding a Photo Gallery Activity To add a Photo Gallery activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Photo Gallery from the list. Now let's take a look at the Photo Gallery Activity settings. Settings Activity Name The name that you want to give your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. It can be whatever you want but should ...

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Phone Activity

The Phone activity is used to display the phone dialer (if available) filled in with a specific telephone number. This allows users to contact you with a single click. Adding a Phone Activity To add a Phone activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select Phone from the list. Now let's take a look at the Phone Activity settings. Settings Activity Name The name that you want to give your activity. This will appear on the dashboard and on the Action bar. ...

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PDF Activity

The PDF activity is used to quickly and easily embed a PDF document into your Android application. Your PDF document will be open external to your app in the Adobe Reader app. If the user does not have the Adobe Reader app installed, they will be prompted to install the app via the Google Play app store. Example Screenshots Adding a PDF Activity To add a PDF activity to your project: start editing your project and go to the Activities tab. Under 'Your App Activities' click the + Add an Activity button and select PDF from the list. Now let's take a look at ...

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