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1 How to: Making Android Apps

19 Sep

This is the start of a series on making Android apps using HAC. It helps if you have already run HAC and have tried to make the Hello World program described here:-
http://www.hypernextandroid.com/hnfiles/progfirst.html

Here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPDb0VcKF1U

However if you are very new to HAC then the links on our HAC website are a good place to start as they cover Installing HAC and building the Hello World program. Writing your first program is very important to understanding this series because it makes you use the HAC designer, introduces you to the layout of a typical HAC android app and gets you to run it on an Emulator or Android device.

Note, if you come here after writing apps in Java and using the Android SDK then you might get a suprise as we don’t cover any of that low-level stuff here because HAC users don’t need to know it. HAC and its screen designer wraps most of that up into simple commands so allowing users to be more productive. HAC doesn’t do everything that the Java and Android SDK can offer but its getting better with every release.

Installing HAC
Installing HAC itself takes just a few minutes but the prerequisite helper programs can take an hour to download with most of the time being spent by the Android SDK updating itself.
The install steps are very simple and are described here:-
http://www.hypernextandroid.com/hnfiles/proginstall.html

HAC Help
There is quite a bit of info around on HAC and its HyperNext programming language. We have two forums covering different aspects of HyperNext. Our HyperNext Studio forum covers using the HyperNext Language and building apps for both Windows and OS X desktop PCs. Our HAC forums are aimed at developings apps for Android devices.  The core HyperNext programming language is almost identical across the various platforms so if you can’t find your answer in one forum it might be in the other.

1. HAC Built in help
HAC comes with built in help that is available from the Guide Menu and Overview option:-Help Memu

2. Help PDF
This is a PDF version of HAC’s built in help and can be searched.
http://www.hypernextandroid.com/binaries/HAC_help.pdf

3. Quickstart PDF
The Quickstart PDF is really meant for HyperNext Studio users but still has a lot in common with HAC.
http://www.tigabyte.com/docs/QuickStart.pdf

4. Language Reference PDF
The Language Reference PDF is meant for HyperNext Studio users but much of the content also applies to HAC programs.
http://www.tigabyte.com/docs/LanguageReference.pdf

Hello World Program
This describes how to create an Hello World program and also has a link to our YouTube Hello World video:-
http://www.hypernextandroid.com/hnfiles/progfirst.html

If you haven’t already done so then please try this because then you will see how easy it is to create an Android app with HAC.

 
3 Comments

Posted by on 19/09/2011 in HAC, How-to

 

3 responses to “1 How to: Making Android Apps

  1. Manuel

    27/02/2013 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry, but the link at: http://www.hypernextandroid.com/binaries/HAC_help.pdf is broken, can you insert new? Thanks

     
    • hypernextandroid

      27/02/2013 at 10:36 pm

      Hi Manuel
      Thank you very much for reporting the broken link – its now fixed
      Malkom

       
  2. Manuel

    28/02/2013 at 5:12 am

    Thanks a lot

     

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