Thanks for the perspective, Jacque, Hmm, it could be venturing into a swamp for me, tho. Given the popularity of Chromebooks, it would be great if Livecode could be invested in support for them. In my own case, I need to be cautious about where I spend my effort. I’m a happily retired ex-educator and giving away any apps I make, so getting into an area with a lot of deployment idiosyncrasies may not be realistic.
Have a nice thanksgiving, all Yanks and Yank sympathizers! Bill William Prothero http://es.earthednet.org > On Nov 25, 2020, at 11:56 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode > <email@example.com> wrote: > > Right, for Chromebooks you'd develop an Android app. I've been testing two > different client projects on Chromebooks. For the most part they run okay, > depending on the hardware. One of my apps in particular runs beautifully in > tablet mode, but if you rotate the screen to desktop mode it loses its window > coordinates and draws incorrectly. That's probably my fault, since the app is > locked to portrait orientation. In portrait mode, with fullscreenMode on, it > looks great and behaves well. If you launch it in desktop mode it opens in a > window the size of the original stack and works fine as long as you don't try > to resize the window. > > > But appearance and behavior can vary depending on the Chromebook. I'm having > pretty good luck with my Lenovo but my client's Asus sometimes doesn't draw > the content quite right. I can't recall the details, something about color I > think. I'd love it if LC could look at Chromebook support at some point. It's > almost there already, and as you say, Chromebook support is almost mandatory > if you are developing for the education market. In fact, with so many schools > closed down and students working remotely, Chromebooks are in such high > demand that they've become harder to find. They're very popular. Our market > is college and university students and a lot of them use Chromebooks. When > they ask, we tell them the app may run on their Chromebook but we can't > provide support. > > > On a more personal note, I love my Chromebook. They're very fast (they wake > from sleep before the lid is fully opened,) virtually immune to malware, > lightweight, inexpensive, and extremely portable. They've come a long way > from the time when they were basically just a big web browser. > > > -- > Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com > HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com >> On November 25, 2020 11:54:54 PM prothero--- via use-livecode >> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> >> Folks: >> My son is a 5’th grade teacher. He tells me that apps for elementary school >> learning must run on ChromeBooks to be used in elementary school. I just >> want to verify that this means I would be developing an Android app for a >> Chromebook. >> >> I also wonder if there are minimal requirements for a Chromebook that will >> run Android apps. I’m in the “thinking about it” stage right now, but would >> like to hear about any experience or gotchas I need to be aware of for >> Chromebook apps. >> >> Thanks, >> Bill >> >> William A. Prothero >> Santa Barbara, CA. 93105 >> http://earthlearningsolutions.org/ >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> use-livecode mailing list >> email@example.com >> Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription >> preferences: >> http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > > > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription > preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode