Android is the buzz word in the Mobile sector with the share of 42% across various devices globally. With the growing usage of Android Smartphones new development tools are made available for users to create smart Android applications using Windows PC and Mac. There are various Android tools that can be used to develop amazing android applications. These customized tools make it easier for android mobile app development even without the knowledge of Java or the Android SDK and is called HyperNext Android Creator (HAC).
This tool is available in english format syntax which is made easier to read for beginners who are new to the development world. And provides a visual designer for laying out screens. It can run most of the programs within its graphical user interface and upload them onto an Android Emulator or Android device via wireless. In order to develop with HAC, Java JDK, Android SDK and Apple Quicktime must be installed. These are free to download and use. Applications that are developed on HAC gives support on different devices amazingly. HyperNext is major programming language and easy-to-use, learn and implement. It operates based on HyperCard that takes software as a heap of cards.
It is worth mentioning that the app developers always face challenges associated with Java standards since no set standard is used for developing them. For this issue, many tools have been developed which has help in Android conversion activities. The HyperNext interface has just one design window and simple toolbar and creates highly interactive apps. There are three modes: Design, Preview and Run. Controls such as buttons can be rapidly placed and their English-like scripts edited with its easy to use Script Editor.
Eclipse and Netbeans are east to use in HAC. It is a self contained software application basically designs flawless android applications with much ease. It shares many general features such as it can save, load, and create new projects. HAC has loaded it will display two main windows, the Design window and the Tool Bar which together allow cards to be created and controls placed upon them. A third global window called the Mode Switcher will also appear and shows three buttons that allow quick movement between the Design, Preview and Run modes. When switching from Design to Run mode the project is automatically saved and when switching back the saved project is reloaded.
Android emulators are virtual android devices check the applications developed in HAC. HyperNext is a programming language. Its out-of-the features are unique and easy to understand. They are as follows:
* English-like statements.
* Software generally has a card based organization.
* Variables are type-less and are all stored as strings(text).
* Variables are either Global or Local.
* Global procedures are declared in the MainCode section.
* Control handlers and their procedures are local and hence protected.
* Created with the Standard Edition of HelpNDoc:
* Easily create HTML Help documents
* Each control can have many local procedures.
* Specific commands for numeric and string processing.
* Variables can be single line, multi-line or array-like.
* Runtime error reporting can be dynamically switched on or off
The Android OS is especially designed to run on Mobile phones and to take care of the life-cycle of an app so that several apps could simultaneously co-exist in memory together, with only the front app being fully active. Furthermore the Android OS is supposed to be responsible for quitting apps when it feels they are no longer needed so the Android app guidelines. However many users want a Quit button and so HAC apps have one by default.
A HAC application runs in memory all the time and even if the user presses the Back Button or another app takes control, the HAC app will remain in the background and active, so it can play music, communicate with the web or number crunch etc. All HAC apps show an icon in the Status Bar so users know their HAC built app is still running.
Although background apps are not supposed to take resources it’s clear that they do and having several apps in the background can noticeably slow down the system response to such an extent that the user must restart their device. As many apps have no way to quit them “App Killer” programs have become some of the most popular downloads.
With HAC apps the background task is set to idle unless the code is actually doing something so a typical HAC app should have little resource overhead. If sent to the background it can easily be made foreground again by pressing and holding the Home button down, then choosing the HAC app icon.
HAC currently only works reliably with English keyboards as at this time the Android OS is still not fully compatible with other character sets. It supports GPS location functionality that can run in the background and continuously log readings. In the near future this will be enabled as it is especially useful on tablet devices that have much larger screen sizes than Smartphones.
HAC currently just supports the following 5 permissions but there are literally hundreds available within the Android OS.
1. Write External Storage: This is always enabled as application has to be installed to the SD card or external storage.
2. Internet: Used when app needs to access the internet such as when sending an email or requesting a web page.
3. Camera: Used when app needs to access the camera.
4. Location – Used to access the coarse location such as determining the cell on which device is connected.
5. Used to access GPS to return position coordinates etc.
HAC gives the exact blend of customized, highly interactive, user-friendly and efficient technologies integrated in Android app that is sure to deliver flexible, richer and greater operational control over the system. And needless to say, it does produce some of the most amazing applications that mobile users love to avail.