teaching machines

Presist :: Luke Mehring

October 19, 2012 by . Filed under cs491 mobile, fall 2012, postmortems.

For the Persist app I made a Spam texter.  All this app does is spams a phone number with x amount of the same message.  The first reason I made this app was to troll my roommate by sending him an amazing amount of texts as fast as I could.  Then I decided that this was actually a kind of cool idea and wanted to make it a more polished product.  The hardest part of the assignment was the database. I was not in the group that watched the videos so I had to get my hands dirty and figure it out.  There was also some problems combining the database and the ArrayAdapter I used for the history part.  Mainly this was because I added a nested Edit and Delete button inside each ArrayAdapter view, so it was tricky to get them to delete/edit and then refresh after.  A lot of stack overflow to figure that one out.  I also had to add in a safeguard so no one could spam text my number, can’t let your own weapon be used against you! Below are two screen shots: