Friday, May 1, 2015

273 Days

So... last post here was (as you guessed) 273 days ago and yes, with this post comes an update to Desk Clock Plus.  However, it's pretty minor and probably doesn't affect most people other than me.  Back in January, Google deprecated version 2 of the in app purchasing API.  I was warned and I did nothing.  January came and went and in app purchase for the dock extension stopped working.  I've meant to go back and fix it, but my time has been rather limited as I've been working on other side projects during my lunch (ie the time that 95% of DCP was written).  I finished one project and before I start on something new, I decided to sit down and bang this out...

So, I've made the changes and tested as much as I can... it seems that the APK (ie program) needs to be uploaded and published for the In App Purchase stuff to work.  I've followed the coding example and I think it's good.  I've also checked the code for re-activating the extension if the data is reset.  However, I couldn't test that in a positive scenario (since I can't purchase my own extension), but I've seen the code check with the play store and see that it's not purchased.  I also can't go though the purchase process even in a debug mode.

So, I'm looking for two people to help me test.

  1. Someone who wants to purchase the extension (I have a couple people who have emailed me)
  2. Someone who has already purchased and is willing to clear the data for the app.  When you go back to the purchase screen, the app will check to see if you own the extension and if you do, it will activate it (after doing this you may need to clear the app from the recent apps so it restarts).
What does the future hold?  I don't know... I have a number of projects that I'm going to be working on during my lunch hour so I don't know when I'll get back to Desk Clock Plus.  I do want to get back to it, as I do miss doing the Android development and things have changed a lot since I stopped working on it.  We'll see what happens..