[OT?] the "compass" course in LC's ABC

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 08:46:17 CEST 2016


I like the fact that things that would probably be complicated with other
languages are simple with livecode.   Not everything by any means, the
number of libraries/extensions etc for other languages dwarf livecode so
far. But livecode builder is a huge step towards opening the 3rd party
door.  I"m seriously hoping for things like a simple webserver in a widget
(or library) hopefully in its own thread (but that can "message" lc,
praying for the promised box2d... In its current state, livecode has made
it possible for me to do pretty much everything I've set my mind to.  The
only real limits have been ME.  (lack of math, or lack of ability to
understand the problem to be solved, but livecode is helping me get better
at both of those things)

On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 12:26 AM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
>
> On 23.06.2016 08:50, Nicolas Cueto wrote:
>
>> Apologies should this come off as off-topic.
>>
>> It's about LC's App-Building Course.
>>
>> First, the OT but GREAT news. Using as-is the course's "directional
>> compass
>> + horizontal-level" stack, it was possible for even me to build, email and
>> install an Android apk to both a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 7. {That success
>> alone
>> is worth the price of the course. Well done LC!}
>>
>> Next, the NOT SO GREAT (hopefully on-topic) news. The app functioned very
>> sluggish. Enough so that the north-indicator was never correct, and a
>> "wait
>> or kill?" message window repeatedly appeared. Also, the swipe action to
>> switch between compass and level functions did not work at all.
>>
>> Anyway, as someone very new to using LC for building Android apps, I am
>> posting here (the course has a message area, but the message I entered
>> there did not appear) to get feedback from those of you with experience
>> building and specially selling LC-built Android (iOS?) apps for
>> non-private
>> use (i.e., for demanding customers)
>>
>> First, is LC limited to building "simple" apps?
>>
>
> No: most definitely not!
>
> Don't know exactly what
>> that would be.... text-only stuff? ... not stuff which uses device sensors
>> or processes complex mathematics?
>>
>
> I am quite sure that Livecode can be used for all the tasks one can
> use languages such as C++ and C# for.
>
> This is NOT off-topic; it is a question that seems to come up again and
> again,
> and Livecode should do a spot more in their publicity to show what very
> complicated
> stuff can be made.
>
>
>> Second, what could be slowing things down in this specific instance?
>>
>> And third, why might the swipe action not be working?
>>
>> I realize that without access to the stack itself, answering these might
>> be
>> difficult if not impossible. Nevertheless, here I am, hoping someone might
>> be able to provide advice in the right direction, even if it's not exactly
>> true North.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> (And, once again, a hearty よくできました to LC for the ABC.)
>>
>> --
>> Nicolas Cueto
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