Sunday, October 27, 2013

BruinLyfe 1.2.0 - Tutorial added, better screen support

BruinLyfe 1.2.0 has been pushed out to Google Play today.  It brings better support for 7in+ screens and it also brings a first-run tutorial.  There have been plenty of changes over the past 12 hours!  Other updates include improved algorithms for detecting which dining halls are currently open, optimizing JSON parsing code and removing depreciated API calls.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to download BruinLyfe here!

You can check out the source code here.

Chris Konstad

Recent Developments: College Life and Bruin Lyfe

I haven't really had time to post recently because of college.  I moved in and I have been kept busy with my classes.  After getting here, I found out that someone developed an iOS app called Bruin Life, which had dining hall menus among other information.  Sadly, he never ported it to Android, so a floormate and I decided to fix the situation ourselves.  Over the past few weeks, he and I been developing our own app and it's coming along great!  You can see in the screenshots above that it lists all of the dining hall hours.  When the  user clicks on a time (i.e. De Neve lunch), it opens up another activity that lists the menu for that time period.  More updates will be coming, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris Konstad