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HAC v1.07 for Presentation Type Apps

This update adds several card commands that are useful for creating presentation type apps such as our Solar System example project whose Android tablet screen shot is shown below. Users navigate the app by touching the planetary objects which then opens a card displaying information about that object. This touch navigation  is implemented by invisible canvases overlaying the card image and is a much simpler method than storing and comparing hot spot coordinates.

Solar System screen shot

HAC v1.07 also has improvements to card loading, canvases and file handling.

For a list of improvements and bug fixes see the release notes accompanying HAC and the posts listed in our forums.

Thank you to our forum users and others for submitting such valuable feedback.

 

HAC v1.06 released with Email functionality

This update introduces a set of email functions that are independent from the Android SDK functions so allowing one to build a full email client that is not tied to the Android OS interface. These work with Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and many other email providers.

In all there are 49 new commands and functions covering email functionality, launching an external URL, SDcard stats and many Listbox improvements.

HAC has also received a number of improvements and bug fixes relating to the build process and Android file system.

For a list of improvements see the release notes accompanying HAC and the posts listed in our forums.

Thank you to our forum users and others for submitting such valuable feedback.

 

 

 
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Posted by on 19/10/2011 in Updates

 

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HAC v1.05 released with Sprite Animation

This update has focused on improving the graphics speed on both low-end Android devices and emulators. It also introduces a sprite surface allowing easy creation of sprite type games. New projects include a basic Lunar Lander game and Aquarium sprite demo. There are also extra screen commands and the ability to direct some graphics commands to the sprite surface. The memory system and interrupts have also been improved so making apps even more responsive when in front and very low lag when in the background.

In all there are 47 new commands and functions covering sprite animation, screen canvas and network.

HAC has also received a number of improvements including the option to make controls invisible at startup. The About Box and Splash Screen designers have been removed as the Home card is the natural place for having a Splash Screen or About Box.

For a list of improvements see the release notes accompanying HAC and the posts listed in our forums.

Thank you to our forum users and others for submitting such valuable feedback.

Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander Game

 
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Posted by on 13/09/2011 in Updates

 

HAC v1.04 update released

On Thursday we released HAC update v1.04 which has number of new features and bug fixes.

New features
– More Android file commands.
– Camera can take photos and load into canvases etc.
– Retrieve Android device info.

HAC bug fixes
– Android SDK manager now loads on all Windows platforms.
– Log Window – grow icon removed.
– Build – Phase 7 – JarSignVerify – echo now on.

Android Runtime bug fixes
– CanvasLoadImageLib goes to canvas refresh bitmap
– Canvas refresh working correctly
– Canvases held in memory betwteeen card switching.
– FileCopyFN exception improved
– Internally onActivityResult handler improved
– Auto-detects if required method is in Android API so preventing crashes.

 
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Posted by on 15/08/2011 in Updates

 

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