Deploying to Android (Amazon Fire 7)

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Sep 5 13:25:31 EDT 2017


If you don't want to install Android File Transfer you can also use a cloud 
service like Dropbox to move the apk to the device.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



On September 5, 2017 6:14:08 AM Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.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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