Droid App - Wrote my Own

Strannik

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Jul 24, 2007
874
Brisbane, Australia
kenmar said:
dremin2flyhi,

Thanks! I have been a developer for 17 years. Ya know what I just realized? The importance of good copy/ paste skills. The code is similar for all the different chem levels, so I copied it... my mistake was that I did not update a variable. I left it as the calcium hardness range instead of the salt range.

Thanks again!

-Ken-
Good code design avoids the need for copy paste, as it usually comes back to bite you many times ;)
 

IL_WS

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Sep 18, 2012
125
IL, NW of Chicago
I have a BlackBerry phone and PlayBook. Your existing Android code should easily convert to be used on the PlayBook by following the directions here. I would love to see it available on the PB, and it would further port directly to RIM's upcoming BB10 for phones.

I don't know what it takes to get apps listed in RIM's marketplace, but that might be a further avenue for you.
 

kenmar

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Apr 13, 2009
288
Schnecksville, PA
IL_WS,

For the time being, SimplePool will remain an Android only app.
I am the only developer and there is just too much involved with supporting other platforms right now.
There are few more significant enhancements I want to complete.
Once that done, then I might consider porting to another platform.

-Ken-
 

esr

Member
Jun 21, 2011
18
Glad you're still working on it Ken! It's a great app & I use it all the time.

@IL_WS - PlayBook has some great abilities to run android APK's, SimplePool should load & run fine that way
 

IL_WS

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Sep 18, 2012
125
IL, NW of Chicago
Ken,

Can you provide me (or point me to) the APK file for SimplePool Lite? I will do my own experimentation porting this into the PlayBook. Looking forward to playing with it, but I don't know enough about the Android platform to find the APK file.
 

UnderWaterVanya

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Jun 14, 2012
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Mint Hill, NC
IL_WS said:
Can you provide me (or point me to) the APK file for SimplePool Lite? I will do my own experimentation porting this into the PlayBook. Looking forward to playing with it, but I don't know enough about the Android platform to find the APK file.
Try here:
http://www.apkbrain.com/Games/Simple-Pool-86386.html

May be other better sites to get this from; but I think this one is legit and respected from what I have read.

Oh and when you need to convert the APK to BAR try this link for details: http://crackberry.com/how-sign-convert- ... ows-or-mac
 

kabbak

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Mar 2, 2010
56
"Lamorinda" California
Very useful, useable and complete app. Thanks so much!
Some humble suggestions/requests for additions when you want to have some "fun" programming ;)

1. My muriatic acid is 14.5% (from OSH) which ain't on the list. Might you add it please?

2. Might you add some additional "measure" fields for setpoints? E.g. Liquidator flow rate, or a SWG setting, or an acid dosing pump setting, or pump run time, etc.?
Ideally we could name them ourselves, but even setting1, 2 3 would be great. A one or two decimal place number? Of course we'd want these to appear on graphs, in the database and in the galactic archive on gamma triinguli five :)

3. I assume you intend to revise the pressure measurement to be a pressure @ flow rate ([email protected]), two variable data set as I see a reference to it in the todo list.

BTW, works great on my Google Nexus 7 w/ Android 4.1.1.

Thanks again!
 

mrswhitsie

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Dec 25, 2011
102
Charleston, SC
Hi...the link above for the app is not longer valid. Has anyone used any other Droid apps? I am thinking about using PoolTrac or PoolPal listed on the Google Play apps listing. Thanks!
 

RJDriver75

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Jan 20, 2013
11
Yorktown, VA
Just want to give Ken props on a great program. I've used it since opening my pool a couple weeks ago and it works great! I ran into a little SNAFU of my own making and he helped me solve the problem right away. You don't get service like that very much anymore. Thank you!

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