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

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 02:26:48 EDT 2016

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 
and Livecode should do a spot more in their publicity to show what very 
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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