mApp resolution and aspect ratio independence framework teaser

Terry Judd terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au
Wed Mar 27 05:27:41 EDT 2013


I've played with this and can vouch for the fact that Monte's come up with a pretty cool solution. No more paired std/retina card layouts for me. And, now I can finally target those pesky and varied Android devices.

Terry...

On 25/03/2013, at 12:58 PM, Monte Goulding wrote:

> Hi LiveCoders
> 
> With Apple's recent announcement about app acceptance and device support I thought it would be a good to leak some info about mApp the open source mobile application framework I've been working on. So I've released this teaser. 
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMzvnesfwi8
> 
> The teaser doesn't go into detail about how it does what it does. If RunRev want me to I'll probably cover that at the conference which is about the time I would like to release it by. In simple terms the resolution independence part is an extension of what Chipp came up with. The layout part is as far as I know a unique take on layout management (at least in LiveCode) allowing you to specify different layout rules depending on things like orientation or the width of the screen/the pixel density. The end result is something getting close to responsive web development.
> 
> It's not entirely limited to desktop either. The two apps I'm using this on at the moment will be desktop too where the desktop version will allow the user to resize.
> 
> The original goal of the project was to make things simpler for Android deployment so while the teaser only shows iOS simulators it works the same on android.
> 
> And yes, that's two datagrids in the demo app... it scales the row template too....
> 
> Cheers
> 
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> M E R Goulding 
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Dr Terry Judd
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Medical Eduction Unit
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