Friday, August 16, 2013

Miles per Gallon app

This is a rough mock-up of what I am trying to archive. Basically an app to keep track of miles per gallon as well as cost for more than one vehicle
There are a number of things I have to workout such as how to store and retrieve the data, the look of the app. User deleting or editing old data ( should that even be an option for them?). Also I need to figure out how to make sure the user is adding correct data.

I recently learned more about using action bar for user selecting actions. As you can see in the photo above I have two buttons "Other Vehicle" and "Save Update". I am going to replace them with action bar icons like in this picture.
When clicked it shows a list of vehicles and the option to add a vehicle

10,000 hour to Mastery.
10,000 - 464.5 = 9535.5 hours left

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Struggling to continue

 Much like exercise or any chore really, I am finding it hard to get motivated to start. I generally feel tired and not in the mood to do anything after work. I end up wasting time online until I go to bed. Not only have I not been doing much with Android but also I haven't done anything with my other interests such as art. When I do actually start something like Android I can do it for a while. It's just getting started that is the trouble.

 I have to remind myself that this is not a technical blog on how to make Android apps. This is a Journal about my journey. A place to document my ups and downs and to organize my thoughts. Perhaps if I write about my successes  that will motivate me.