Palm Month has been a very exciting month for Tectra! It started with a major update for PreBook, which gave me the idea to dedicate an entire month to Palm stuff. Then, I released PreMail, a working Gmail client for webOS devices. Finally, I released a new Palm OS program called Owner Info, which was a tool that helped people identify the owner of a Palm OS device. I also released a few minor updates to some of my other Palm-related apps that I didn't bother writing about. Needless to say, I've been working on a lot of projects this month!
I have a feeling that June is going to be a kind of weird month. This is because my office is going to repainted pretty soon. This means that I'll have to find another place to work for a few days.
That being said, I still have several projects that I plan to do this month. In fact, I have already started on some of them. Here are the things I'm working on currently.
Learning Kotlin and Android Studio: Wait... what? Why am I learning how to use Kotlin and Android Studio? Fear not, as I will explain everything.
Towards the end of last year, I started getting into Android app development. At the time, I used a tool called Xamarin Forms. This essentially allowed me to write Android apps in C#. This was nice because it allowed me to stay in my comfort zone. However, as time went on, I started to wonder if maybe I should learn Kotlin. After all, I was starting to get annoyed with some of the limitations of Xamarin Forms. As a result, earlier this month, I finally made up my mind and started my journey to learn the Kotlin programming language.
A new app: Unsurprisingly, I want to start making some Android apps with Kotlin. This month, I hope to launch a new Android app. I can't reveal to much about it yet, but I have a feeling it will be pretty exciting!
Palm Month has been a lot of fun! I have learned a lot of interesting new things, created some cool new apps, and have improved some of my existing programs. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed Palm Month and are excited for what's next. Thanks for reading, and have an amazing day!
The Tectra Blog is where Tectra owner and programmer John Spahr shares what he creates. He enjoys coding and spending time with his cats in his spare time.