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Google Code-in 2011 OpenIntents

Screencast for modifying Android apps

completed by: Hans Wurst

mentors: Peli, Friedger Müffke, Randy McEoin, Manuel R. Ciosici

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.