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Monkey-X / Android – App name, version, orientation and package name.

Posted by on January 30, 2014

Certain games and applications require different screen orientation constraints as well as the obvious name, version and package differences between each other. There are also GPU flags and “MIMEs” we have to setup based on each project’s requirements, Monkey-X simplifies this by reducing the amount of resource / XML editing by allowing us to define constants in code.

The following is pretty much what I use on my main source before I begin to include libraries and the main routine:

#ANDROID_APP_LABEL			= "Your Program Name"
#ANDROID_SCREEN_ORIENTATION 		= "portrait" ' could be landscape or user which may or may not use 'sensor'.
#ANDROID_APP_PACKAGE			= "com.yourbrand.yoursubcat.yourprogramname" ' for instance: com.gushh.android.thisgame


#TEXT_FILES				= "*.txt|*.xml|*.json"
#IMAGE_FILES				= "*.png|*.jpg|*.gif|*.bmp"
#SOUND_FILES				= "*.wav|*.ogg|*.mp3|*.m4a"
#MUSIC_FILES				= "*.wav|*.ogg|*.mp3|*.m4a"
#BINARY_FILES				= "*.bin|*.dat"

By defining these constants we avoid having to edit resource files by hand or utilize extra tools / external code to perform the same action.

If you want to fully customize your Android target I suggest you create a new target to avoid modifying the defaults.

That’s all for now, Cheers!

Why I hate helpdesks!

Posted by on August 26, 2010

What is it with help-desks and canned answers?, sometimes I feel like punching right through the screen, reaching the monkey on the other side and smacking it ’til it can’t tap the keyboard no more!

Joking aside, what really annoys me is the fact that they treat me like an idiot, I could be talking about specific details of whatever, and they’ll answer with more or less “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” — It’s outrageous!

Companies should really add a field tn the registration form that reads “I’m a: *select* Dummy, Somehow of a geek, Professional nerd” — And route their tickets accordingly!

Oh well… I should probably ease off the monologues and rants for today.

Now, If only I could find that sysadmin’s email address… That would make me a happy guy, I’ll even forget about the monkeys!