There were many comments on the Android screenshots I posted, so I would like to move the discussion into the forum.
I am currently working on an Android port of \o/, which at the moment is in an early stage, the open source project is on github at https://github.com/mathiaslin/frontlinesms-for-android/wiki. Developers, testers, translators are welcome to join :)
I welcome any feedback and ideas while the development is progressing, especially:
I myself am based in China, getting Android devices is not much of a problem here. I have no experience on Africa myself (yet, unfortunately).
As mentioned, the project is still under development, and open issues / ToDo's are listed here.
Any comments can be posted into this thread.
Good work with the \o/ Android app. I installed it today on my HTC Android phone here in Canada. I'll be trying out the different features soon. I was wondering if the FrontlineSMS staff are providing any software development assistance or are you the only one doing all the development for this app?
Mathias did all the dev on this one - we are releasing SMS Sync support early this year, if that helps?
I downloaded succesfuly the 0.2a apk to my smartphone. However, when I try to send a SMS to my family group, nothing happens and after repeatedly pressing the button "Send message", the following message appears:
FrontlineSMS application (process netfrontlinesms. Android) stopped unexpectedly. Try again.
Obviously the family contacts are properly registered in my google account. What is wrong?
Yes, I saw your crash in the error log. Should be fixed now, please check http://www.metahealthcare.com/dl/frontlinesms-for-android-0.3a.apk
btw: I added small release notes to the wiki page on https://github.com/mathiaslin/frontlinesms-for-android/wiki/Downloa...
I noticed - visual feedback needs to be improved on that screen, after message has been sent (or not). Added to the ToDos.
I haven't had the chance to stress test the app as I don't have a test group with multiple recipients (sim cards) at hand. So I can't tell the min/max yet. Really needs to be tested at all.
What's your use case for the app? How large is your group (from-to)?
btw: there's a minor update version 0.4a available, incl.