I don’t think I mentioned this previously, but I have swayed away from Python development lately and got my hands dirty with some Java – specifically Android development. On February 4, 2015, I released my first Android app – Twin Cities Metro Transit.
This app is a transit app intended for Minneapolis/St. Paul metro transit. It’s mostly an experiment, so it contains no ads and it’s completely free of charge.
Android development is definitely fun, but also challenging at times. Sometimes, especially in the beginning, I had a feeling as if the Android SDK is fighting against me, not working with me. But once you get used to the way the SDK works, you’re good.
Today, I have updated the app to version 1.1.0. This release introduces a couple of new features:
- Search capability on the “All Routes” and “All Stops” views
- News & Events (from MetroTransit) overview within the app
I’ve also tweaked the UI in a few places, and fixed some potential bugs (I am happy to report that no bugs have been reported to me as of yet).