Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)

jonathandlynch at gmail.com jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 07:14:06 EDT 2017


That last paragraph should say "My Files app" not "Amy Files app"

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> On Sep 5, 2017, at 7:11 AM, jonathandlynch at gmail.com wrote:
> 
> A few more pointers:
> 
> You need to have Android File Transfer installed on your Mac.
> 
> You need to put the android device into developer mode. You can find instructions for this online.
> 
> When you connect the device to a Mac you need to go into the settings in Android and change the setting for the connection from charging to file transfer.
> 
> After you are in developer mode and after you have set it to allow file transfers, drag the Android standalone file from your Mac finder app into a convenient folder in the Android File Transfer app.
> 
> In the Android device, open up the Amy Files app and click on the file you transferred. This will install the app. You can run it from there.
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 6:22 AM, jonathandlynch at gmail.com wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Peter,
>> 
>> Are you able to produce the android standalone file?
>> 
>> I just copy that file to my android device and click on it to install it. I find it much easier than iOS.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 4:56 AM, Peter Reid via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> OK, I've been round the various circles (Lessons, Forum trails, etc.) but I'm completely confused!
>>> 
>>> On my Mac, I've tried installing Java SDK 8.144, Android Studio 2.3.3 and set up LC 8.1.6 to point at the Android root.  However, I can't see how I get to specify an Android device - a previous Android SDK had menu options for this, but the Studio doesn't seem to offer this without diving into a new project.
>>> 
>>> I'm a simple animal who needs a straightforward list of things to do in sequence.  I'm trying to do the following:
>>> 
>>> 1. For me, install whatever I need to be able to develop Android apps on my Mac (macOS Sierra 10.12.6), with LiveCode 8.1.6 Business. 
>>> 2. For a friend running Windows 7 64-bit, install whatever they need to be able to develop Android apps with LiveCode 8.1.6 Community.
>>> 
>>> In both cases, the target device is the latest spec. Amazon Fire 7 Tablet (2017).  For my friend, this is their 1st go at programming and I've persuaded them to try LiveCode, with me setting it up for them and providing tutoring support.  Between us, we're hoping to develop a very simple app to help aged relatives and friends.
>>> 
>>> LiveCode emphasises ease and speed of development, which I agree with over the 18 years I've used it (almost completely desktop/laptop developments).  However, getting set up for mobile development is confusing, tedious and tortuous!
>>> 
>>> Please can someone give me 2 step-by-step guides for these 2 development facilities.
>>> 
>>> Thanks
>>> 
>>> Peter
>>> --
>>> Peter Reid
>>> Loughborough, UK
>>> 
>>> 
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