Juice Up Your Android UI
Recently, I wrote an article for our Mono for Android column about
improving your user interface of your applications. The url is: http://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2013/03/01/enhancing-your-uis.aspx
hope that you enjoy the article. I spent a lot of time on the article
plus, helping out users and creating applications that are helpful to
them is a personal/pet project of mine.
One thing that I wanted
to mention in the article and could not besides a side mention is the
part about reverse geocoding. Reverse geocoding is the process of
taking a latitude/longitude and getting back an address. Users are
familiar with addresses, not latitude/longitude. Unfortunately, I was
not able to show the Android reverse geocoding that is built in. Why?
Well, at the time, I was pre-release tester of what would become Mono
for Android 4.6 and all the new stuff inside of it. I couldn't come out
and say that's why this didn't work and I was not comfortable trying to
go ahead with the code anyway. I know that the code worked in previous
versions. Unfortunately, deadlines will sometimes hit you over the
head when you don't expect it. Bottom line: I apologize to you the
reader. I will have an article out on mapping at a later time and I
will discuss reverse geocoding there.