App#3 – Indonesian SDA Hymnal (Lagu Sion) for Android and iOS using jQuery Mobile + PhoneGap

lagu sion app aicon

Still continuing the mobile app development using jQuery Mobile and Cordova/PhoneGap, this time I created an ebook type of app. It’s the mobile app version of Indonesian SDA Hymnal, also called “Lagu Sion” in Bahasa Indonesia.

You can download the app for free, it’s available in Google Play and soon in iTunes Store.

I will release the app source code also later on.

Technologies used:
jQuery Mobile
Java
JSON
HTML5
CSS
Cordova / PhoneGap

Here are some notes I have during the app development: Continue reading “App#3 – Indonesian SDA Hymnal (Lagu Sion) for Android and iOS using jQuery Mobile + PhoneGap”

Create Android Apps Series: Best Cheap Android Phone for Development – Samsung R720 Vitality Phone (CDMA) Review

Samsung R720 Vitality Phone from Cricket

UPDATE: For more resources about how to develop Android apps, check my “Learning How to Create Android Apps Series“.

As I’m starting to get serious with Android app development, I realized that using the Android Virtual Device (AVD) is really not the way to go. Until now, it’s very slow to start (snapshot helped a bit), and it’s prone to problems.

I told myself that this can’t go on like this, and I should get myself an Android phone.

Why not use the Asus Transformer tablet I have? Because I’m still learning how to develop apps for phone screen size, not tablet. Besides, I need to test the apps I made in the Android Gingerbread, which is the most common Android version out there (58.6% distribution), while my Asus Transformer is installed with Ice Cream Sandwich already (1.0% distribution).

So the search for Android phone was on since last week. The problem is I already have a phone, and I don’t plan to shell out too much money for a new one, so I was looking for a non-contract Android phone.

Quick search on Amazon resulted some options, but in the end I bought this Samsung R720 Vitality CDMA Phone yesterday from BestBuy for $50, and it’s really a steal.

Check out my review below.

*Since this post is more about how the phone perform for developing apps, I will not review much about it’s other specifications. Continue reading “Create Android Apps Series: Best Cheap Android Phone for Development – Samsung R720 Vitality Phone (CDMA) Review”