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Screencast for modifying Android apps OpenIntents
Status: Closed Time to complete: 336 hrs Mentors: Peli, Friedger Müffke, Randy McEoin, Manuel R. Ciosici Tags: Android, Java

The task is to create a screencast for Google Code-in students that shows in step-by-step instructions how to (1) install the Android SDK, (2) check out the latest SVN repository for OpenIntents, (3) set up and launch the latest Android emulator, (4) compile and launch the OI application, (5) modify the OI application and see the modification in the emulator. The screencast need not be in real-time, especially one can fast-forward installation waiting time, etc.

Your solution should be a link to your YouTube video containing the screencast. The video format should be high-resolution (1280x720, YouTube HD Video). Add YouTube annotations in English. All third party content used (images, background music, sound effects, ...) must be available by an open license without fees (freeware or creative commons license). The origin of contents must be mentioned in the description of the video and/or in the credits. The description of the video should list the most important steps, including links.

IMPORTANT: Before you start, get early in touch with OpenIntents developers to discuss your concept (which features you would like to discuss in your screencast, which examples you would like to use). If you do not present your concept at an early stage, OpenIntents reserves the right not to accept your final video entry.

  • Difficulty: hard
  • Time limit: 14 days
  • Prerequisites: Download the Android SDK (instructions)
  • Requirements for completed entry:
    • IMPORTANT: Discuss your concept idea early with OpenIntents. OpenIntents reserves the right to refuse an entry if the concept has not been discussed previously.
    • Send a link to a YouTube video.
    • The video resolution must be high quality (1280x720, YouTube HD Video).
    • All screencasts must be based on the latest Android SDK emulator.
    • All additional media content used (images, music, sound effects) must be freely available (freeware or creative commons license).
    • All additional content used must be mentioned in the video description and/or in the credits.
    • The most important steps and links must be included in the description of the video.
Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
http://youtu.be/lPpQJ50KMXs n/a December 31 2011 10:25 UTC
Hans Wurst on December 28 2011 10:57 UTC I would like to do it

I would like to do it. My Basic Concept is that I enter the commands while I explain these.

First Ill show how to download Eclipse and the Android SDK, then Ill install the needed packages, then Ill show how to install Android SDK and Eclipse, after that Ill show how to download the latest revision and then Ill show how to setup the emulator and Ill show then how to build run. At the end Ill modify an Icon or sth(not big modify).

Ill use Ubuntu 11.10, because many users running this system.

I dont know how detailed the concept should be, but this was my basic Idea. If you agree to this, Ill claim this task

Thank you!



Peli on December 28 2011 12:42 UTC Sounds good

Sounds good. Please claim the task.

Hans Wurst on December 28 2011 13:08 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Peli on December 30 2011 08:53 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Hans Wurst. You have 336 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Hans Wurst on December 31 2011 10:37 UTC I think its completed

I uploaded it just to http://youtu.be/lPpQJ50KMXs and its in 720p.

I worked on it over 20 hours and I used recordmydesktop to record it and openshot to edit it. My micro and my english skills are not so great, but i think its ok so. I tried to explain things fast (and understandable), because I didnt want to make a very long video and I saw 20 minutes videos for only setting up Android SDK. So the final length is 17 minutes. I dont use many annotations, because they suck for mobile devices.

All steps are also in the description and I used only additional music, which is from Kevin MacLeod and Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0". All other stuff like the intro was created by me.

Pls say me if I should Mark the task as complete.

Hans Wurst on December 31 2011 11:20 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Peli on December 31 2011 16:56 UTC Good

Nice work. I especially enjoyed the "4x", "8x", "16x Speed" sections :-)


I included your screencast here: 


Please add "Open Intents" and "OpenIntents" somewhere in your video description or to your tags so that people can search for it.

Peli on December 31 2011 16:56 UTC Task Closed

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