Msg#: 4346099 posted 7:34 am on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
I wanted to make a simple app to stream my shoutcast server. No luck, been at it 5 hours so far and haven't got a darn thing.
Why do developers have to speak greek? You have to be a total rocket scientist to figure it out. They are not easy to read nor do they spell stuff out. they assume you have some level of knowledge, here is a TIP, make your stuff easier to understand and more people will use it. Isn't that the point of technology? to enrich and make our lives easier.
Ive been mad a few times in my 5 years as a developer, but this is one of the tops!
In the android developer guide they have a section for mediaplayer [developer.android.com...] but they do not give any real examples, i tried pluggin in the code, but where do I plug it in? Do I need to include other files? IF so, why the heck dont they say so! Freakn nuts people!
Msg#: 4346099 posted 5:14 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Well after staying up till 5 am I was able to get a crude app workign, but i have no idea if what im doing is correct.
now i would like to load text from a text file, seems pretty simple to do right? in php you could look this up and in 5 min or less learn how to do it. not the case with good ole android! been at several hours now and documentation might as well not even be there, just a waste a time unless you are someone that invented android and then maybe it makes sense
Make the DOCS better with several real world examples explaining stuff or at-least have some kind of newbies area where people learning can post examples!