Developing TransportDroidIL for Android

Here are a few words on developing TransportDroidIL, a small utility to query Israeli public transportation sites more easily using an Android phone. Source control is super important. Mistakes will be made, other coders will want to join in, and experimental features will want to be in their own branches. Git is awesome; it does source control right, gives me powerful tools, and isn’t a hassle to set up - even for a small project like this....

October 8, 2011 · 3 min · Ohad Lutzky

Upcoming features in TransportDroidIL

Hello everyone, TransportDroidIL 1.0 will be released this month. It has quite a few new features: Separate “Source”, “Destination” and “Time” fields. This is much better for auto-completion as well. Automatic location-based detection of “Source”. Hopefully you’ll find the interface for this unobtrusive. Quick reversal of “Source” and “Destination”, for your return trip. A new settings screen, with: Provider selection (currently Egged or MOT) A small attempt at right-to-left fixes for non-supporting devices....

September 2, 2011 · 1 min · Ohad Lutzky

Android

I’ve finally gotten the chance to get one of those newfangled Android phones. I’ve recently “bought” a Samsung Galaxy Android phone (the older i7500, not the newer i9000 “S”) model. It’s a seriously serious upgrade from my old Nokia 6120 Classic, and as I broke the 6120’s screen and reverted back to my trusty old Nokia 6070 (which I couldn’t even get to run the GMail app), I was quite a happy camper switching to a modern phone....

September 4, 2010 · 4 min · Ohad Lutzky

Setting up Hebrew Android fonts on your AVD emulator

There are several good guides for installing Gilad Ben-Yossef’s excellent Hebdroid fonts on physical Android devices, but those don’t really work with the Android SDK’s emulator - changes to the system directory aren’t persistent. Here’s how to get around that: First, a few downloads. You’ll need: The android emulator (presumably you already have this, if not, you can get it at developer.android.com) The hebdroid fonts unyaffs, which will extract the system....

September 4, 2010 · 2 min · Ohad Lutzky

Transport Droid IL

After a couple of days' messing with it, I’m releasing it: Transport Droid IL! It’s a handy little app for querying Egged’s site, as well as the new Ministry of Transportation site, on transportation information. This is pretty beta, but seems to work well enough. More info, source code: http://lutzky.github.com/TransportDroidIL APK File: TransportDroidIL.APK

September 4, 2010 · 1 min · Ohad Lutzky