Wednesday, June 20, 2012

RHQPocket updated

I have worked over the last days on improving RHQPocket, an Android application that serves as an example client for RHQ. Most of the features of RHQPocket will work (best) with a current version of the RHQ server (from current master).

The following is a recording I made that shows the current state.

Update on RHQPocket from Heiko W. Rupp on Vimeo.

The video has been recorded with QuickTime player with the running emulator. I first tried this with the "classical" emulator, but this used 100% cpu (1 core) and with recording turned on, this was so slow that simple actions that are normally immediate, would take several seconds.

My next try was to film my real handset, but too much environmental light and reflexions made this a bad experience. After I heard that others had successfully installed the hardware accelerated GPU and the virtualized x86 image for the emulator I went that route and the CPU usage from the emulator went from 100% before to around 15-20% (home screen), so I went that route for recording.

You can find the full source code on GitHub - contributions and feedback are very welcome.
If you don't want to build from source, you can install the APK from here.

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