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Saving as an Android application

From: Interactive Data Visualization with Processing

Video: Saving as an Android application

In our previous movies about sharing the work that you've created in Processing, we've talked about uploading your sketches by pasting them into an online processing development environment, like OpenProcessing, or saving them as a desktop application for Windows, Mac or Linux PCs, or saving them as JavaScript files, so you can embed them in your own web pages. The one final option that we have at the moment is to save it as an Android application, more specifically as the components necessary to build an Android application.

Saving as an Android application

In our previous movies about sharing the work that you've created in Processing, we've talked about uploading your sketches by pasting them into an online processing development environment, like OpenProcessing, or saving them as a desktop application for Windows, Mac or Linux PCs, or saving them as JavaScript files, so you can embed them in your own web pages. The one final option that we have at the moment is to save it as an Android application, more specifically as the components necessary to build an Android application.

Now, this is actually some very cool stuff and if you have worked with Android apps, this will make your life extremely easy. Here's all that we need to do. Now I'm going to open up this sketch again. It's currently saved as 14_04. But if you just remember how this one works, it brings up a box of blue boxes that move around. If we want to save this is an Android application, we got just a couple of things we need to do. Probably the first one is we need to make sure that we have the Android SDK installed, and just go to developer.android.com/sdk and then you download this. This will give you the tools to be able to work with this.

But I'm going to go back to the Processing sketch now. All I need to do is go to the upper-right where it says Standard, click on that and I'm going to switch to Android. By the way, you'll see that there is Add Mode which implies that there will be other ways that Processing will be able to save its sketches for development and sharing. There are some exciting possibilities there. We'll have to wait and see what happens. But what I'm going to do now is click on Android and we actually get a visible change because it changes colors into a variation on Android green, and then when I maximize that, all I need to do now is I need to export it.

Now, unfortunately the one that we would really want is Export Signed Package, but if I click on that, you see that it says at the bottom in pink that the Exporting signed packages is not yet implemented. We hope that will come very soon as Processing 2.0 develops. What we can do however is come over here to File and come down to Export Android Project, and just click on that. I very quickly get a large bundle of files and folders that are all nested in our sketch folder. So I can back up just a little bit.

There is our sketch folder. And then we have this Android information as well. So it's all built right in there. There's the sketch itself. So, this will greatly facilitate your work in developing Android applications because you'll be able to take these ingredients and just with a little bit of extra combining, get them ready to create an Android application that you will be able to upload and sell on the Android market. And that's just one other way that you can take the work that you've created in Processing and share it with others all around you.

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Interactive Data Visualization with Processing

72 video lessons · 13951 viewers

Barton Poulson
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  1. 3m 16s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. What you should know
      1m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 11m 51s
    1. Overview of data visualization
      11m 51s
  3. 11m 53s
    1. Installing Processing
      3m 38s
    2. Overview of Processing
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring libraries
      4m 10s
  4. 1h 1m
    1. Basic setup
      7m 31s
    2. Drawing points
      4m 37s
    3. Drawing lines
      5m 6s
    4. Drawing ellipses and circles
      5m 24s
    5. Drawing arcs
      6m 54s
    6. Drawing rectangles and squares
      4m 58s
    7. Drawing quadrangles
      3m 25s
    8. Drawing triangles
      2m 55s
    9. Drawing polygons
      3m 37s
    10. Drawing simple curves
      4m 54s
    11. Drawing complex curves
      6m 46s
    12. Drawing Bézier curves
      5m 38s
  5. 54m 3s
    1. Introduction to variables
      10m 44s
    2. Understanding variable scope
      6m 53s
    3. Modifying variables
      9m 8s
    4. Creating arrays
      9m 53s
    5. Modifying arrays
      6m 37s
    6. Creating strings
      7m 3s
    7. Modifying strings
      3m 45s
  6. 1h 2m
    1. Incorporating randomness
      7m 59s
    2. Using Perlin noise
      4m 24s
    3. Shuffling with Java
      3m 30s
    4. Specifying line attributes
      8m 2s
    5. Changing placement modes
      5m 45s
    6. Understanding color attributes and functions
      4m 16s
    7. Exploring color spaces
      7m 44s
    8. Using color palettes
      7m 5s
    9. Transforming the grid
      8m 38s
    10. Exploring the attribute matrix
      5m 33s
  7. 52m 7s
    1. Building code blocks
      5m 57s
    2. Writing a while loop
      3m 52s
    3. Using for loops
      5m 35s
    4. Creating conditionals
      14m 50s
    5. Working with easing
      10m 51s
    6. Creating spirals
      11m 2s
  8. 18m 55s
    1. Mouse tracking
      3m 54s
    2. Hovering and clicking
      11m 16s
    3. Understanding keyboard interaction
      3m 45s
  9. 27m 32s
    1. Specifying fonts
      6m 43s
    2. Using images
      5m 51s
    3. Playing a video loop
      6m 20s
    4. Exporting video
      3m 47s
    5. Adding sound
      4m 51s
  10. 20m 49s
    1. Creating functions
      11m 48s
    2. Creating classes and objects
      9m 1s
  11. 31m 10s
    1. Using embedded data
      5m 26s
    2. Working with appended text data
      6m 4s
    3. Working with appended tabular data
      10m 26s
    4. Reading XML data
      9m 14s
  12. 48m 17s
    1. Generating dot plots
      11m 11s
    2. Building scatter plots
      10m 0s
    3. Making line plots
      9m 55s
    4. Creating bar charts
      9m 12s
    5. Checking out examples of maps, hierarchies, and networks
      7m 59s
  13. 20m 57s
    1. Introducing some principles of 2D design
      13m 44s
    2. Understanding color theory
      7m 13s
  14. 24m 46s
    1. Interacting with zooming, rotating, and sliding
      6m 26s
    2. Implementing slicing
      6m 47s
    3. Using rollovers
      5m 58s
    4. Introducing the GUI libraries
      5m 35s
  15. 10m 35s
    1. Sharing via OpenProcessing and other sites
      3m 19s
    2. Saving as a desktop application
      2m 42s
    3. Saving as JavaScript
      1m 47s
    4. Saving as an Android application
      2m 47s
  16. 2m 38s
    1. Where to go from here
      2m 38s

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