Project Sunshine Setup : Week 2

PROJECT SUNSHINE SETUP

https://www.udacity.com/course/developing-android-apps–ud853Login or Sign Up for Free Online 10 Week Course.

It’s very important to make sure you register and always sign in so that all your work is accounted for. Rumor has it that Google engineers actually notice the students who complete the work and I know of people that got job offers after they complete this 10 week free online course.
 
You have about 10 weeks, that’s 10 assignments to do. In about 10 weeks I hope you are going to be able to apply for jobs and your portfolio is going to include new Android apps, professional recommendations from your instructor, from your classmates and you will be able to work with TalkMohawk.com too if you wish.

You will see your progress through this lesson at the top of the webpage. Note that you will be watching videos, installing software and working with the source code on your laptop.Personally, I prefer to watch videos on a tablet next to my laptop so my laptop can be dedicated to working on my Android project in Android Studio.  This is important if your laptop is old and slow or if your internet is slow. 

BONUS POINTS: ADD YOUR ENDANGERED LANGUAGE

Look through the source code of project sunshine. You will find Strings in the Android Project > app > res > values > strings.xml
 
You can change Text Strings with your Endangered language like this:
 
<string name=”format_wind_mph”>Tomorrow</string>
 
Change the Text string in between the opening and closing <string>..</string> tags like so:
 
<string name=”format_wind_mph”>Tekaweráhkwa</string>
Save your Changes. Clean and Build your project. Now when you tap on the main weather report at the top of your Android App main screen, you will see the details about today’s weather report. You will notice that instead of “Wind”, you will see the word you entered for your own endangered language.
 
Notice the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) issues we face when we start forcing our Endangered Languages onto mobile devices?
 
We can run out of space on a tiny screen. Maybe the special characters won’t be supported on all machines. Perhaps we are unable to find a suitable translation for our english short web friendly one word phrases.

EXTRA OPTIONAL WORK:

Weekly YouTube Video ScreenSharing helps your Android engineer career tremendously.

Weekly Video Revies of your current work is one of the most important skills and weekly habits will help your clients want to keep working with you and paying you – even though they may never meet you in person. It also improves your online branding, marketing and your career options. It also creates another source of passive income.

YouTube Creators provides free online training. You must get yourself in the habit of creating 2 minute video reviews that show your computer screen with the Android project work you completed. https://www.youtube.com/yt/creators/?noapp=1

I typically create a weekly video review of the work I am doing for a client as follows. This is just an example. You can follow these guidelines or you can do it another way if you choose. Just keep your video review to 2 minutes max and answer the questions so that viewers can understand & see what your Android project work accomplished.

* Android Studio open with your project.

* Quicktime on your laptop & record your screen.

* Answer the following Questions & Use Your Mouse Pointer to show what you are talking about:

***** Your name, current date, current assignment.

***** Show your Android Studio project.

***** Show files in your project that you worked on.

***** Why did you change or work on the files you are showing?

***** What did you enjoy about this week’s assignment?

***** What did you find most challenging about this week’s assignment?

***** What would you change about this week’s assignment to solve this week’s challenges that you faced?

***** Conclusion

EXAMPLE:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW5lBdH-LAS-uvQlFNuBKCat6sz71aFKS

This is Monica Peters, today is Monday March 14th and this is my video review for MoniGarr.com Language Revival Week 2 assignment.

Here are the files I got from Github for the Project Sunshine.

I changed this file (res/strings) to add Kanienkeha phrases.

I enjoyed working with my fellow students and discussing VR this week.

The challenge this week was dealing with slow internet service.

I would find better internet service to overcome this week’s challenges.

That’s all I have to say for this week’s assignment. Bye.

* Edit the Video with iMovie or similar. I usually remove all my extra filler words and get my video review down to 2 minutes max.

* Upload the Video to YouTube as Private

* Add keywords to your video: android studio, android engineer, monigarr.com, etc…

* Add Monetization to your video so you can be paid

* Add date and other options to your video.

* Make your video public

* Share your video to your social networks.

* Post link to your video review as a comment in the relevant Assignment on our Facebook group’s Events.