Archive for January, 2010

More nook Updates

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Well, the group that I am sort of an official part of now has gotten a new launcher that clones the functionality of the built in nook launcher but with the additions of being able to reorder the applications and to add more applications of which currently consist of:

  • nookBrowser – a simple browser application
  • nookLibrary – a replacement for the “my library” application that has more sorting and search options
  • trook – a free ebook downloader, feed reader, and application installer (these will be made into individual apps soon)

All in all things are moving along pretty fast. I have not done much of the major coding yet but have taken over a large part of the standardization and integration of the separate projects. I’m hoping to get more directly involved in coding some things now that i have everything in a more easily accessible setup for people new to nook development (which is pretty much everyone right now)

Emulated nook in the Android SDK

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

So I just got my new nook and started to do some research on writing some apps for the thing and came across this blog post and this wiki post that help get the thing set up and running in the Android SDK emulator. The whole process was a bit complicated, but once I got the thing working on the Ubuntu side of things it was a simple trick of replacing the same file on windows and it ran perfectly there as well.

The only shortfall for me (who does most of my graphics development in DirectX technologies) is that because Android is Linux based, it only handles OpenGL, although the SDK does have some pretty easy quick hooks into the API so I may have to branch out a bit. We’ll see where it goes.

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