Mobile for the masses: Words and gestures with Overheard Word

The fourth article in IBM developerWorks’ series Mobile for the Masses has been published! This copasetic article shows you how to take the Overheard Word demo app up a level with a JSON-based word engine and some prebaked, swipe-gesture functionality.

As the article summary states:

You might feel like a kid in a candy store grabbing third-party code from GitHub or another repository, but there are still some tricks to integrating it with your Android UI. This month, Andrew Glover shows you how to take the Overheard Word demo app up a level with a JSON-based word engine and some prebaked, swipe-gesture functionality. As it turns out, Android easily accommodates third-party code, but you still have to do some careful logic if you want your app’s UI to run it smoothly.

Check out ”Mobile for the masses: Mobile for the masses: Words and gestures with Overheard Word” and programmatically integrate third-party code into your Android UI! If you missed the first article, check out ”Mobile for the masses: A gentle introduction to Android”; what’s more, don’t forget to read my second article, entitled ”Mobile for the masses: Take a swipe at it! Programming gestures in Android” and the third article ”Mobile for the masses: Activities and icons in your Android application lifecycle”.

Stay tuned for more articles in this series and don’t forget to watch for mobile focused articles on this blog as well.

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