Share My Creation FunCalc Calculator

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  1. zetadan

    zetadan Member Licensed User

    This is my first creation using Basic4Android. I used to program many years ago and just recently picked up the hobby again.:sign0104: B4A is a great environment for Android programming and is very powerful despite its ease of use.

    FunCalc and FunCalc Lite are both themed calculators with a twist. I tried to make something for those who are interested in a personalized tool with a feel kind of like computer wallpaper. With each app you can swipe and rotate to change from 12 different themes such as a toy robot, teacher, football, and a beach theme where the numbers are written in the sand. Each theme is either a full function basic or scientific calculator. Some themes have interesting animations. I have put both apps on Google Play. FunCalc Lite has limited functionality for some themes. FunCalc has full functionality but is a paid app. I have limited expectations for how well it will do on the market but I just want to see what may be possible.

    As far as the code goes it is fairly basic. It was a tremendous amount of work however, due to all the images needed (several hundred). All in all, over 5000 lines of code and it feels good to get it done.

    Please try the free version and let me know what you think.


    FunCalc Lite


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  2. Informatix

    Informatix Expert Licensed User

    Quite nice, but it would be better if it showed the current operation (e.g. 3 + 4), like the standard calc.
  3. zetadan

    zetadan Member Licensed User

    Thanks Informatix,

    I struggled with having it display the calculation because it takes up a lot of screen space. I have not used fonts because the numbers are so specialized. This requires a label with a picture for each character and an engine to decode the display. I ultimately decided not to show the calculation on this version. I guess I was going for style over functionality lol.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Very nice app!

    There is a bug with the "hint text" that you are showing when the activity starts. Tested on Nexus 4 the text is almost completely off the screen. It took me awhile to understand that you can change the orientation or swipe.

    Are you using the Animation for the eraser animation? It is not so smooth.

    Consider animating the "theme changing".
  5. zetadan

    zetadan Member Licensed User

    Thanks so much Erel,

    Swipe hint instructions have been fixed in version 1.1. That was an important find. I was somewhat concerned about how all the themes would look on different devices because there were many views to organize and scale. If the hint instruction was the only one I missed, I will be happy.

    I will begin to look at improving the animation. I have a bit more to learn there.

    I very much appreciate your time in taking a look at the app.

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