OpenAustralia Search Droid - Progress

OpenAustralia Search Droid - Progress

Submitted by James Purser on Sun, 06/06/2010 - 21:02

It's been a while since I last did anything with the OpenAustralia Search Droid so I thought I would give it another crack. Over the weekend I've brought it up to what I think is worthy of a 0.1 release and in fact have taken it a little further.

It is a very basic project, something more along the lines of a teaching project, but it has the following features:

  • House Of Reps Member Search: By entering the name of the seat you will now get very basic information about the member, including a picture of the member and a listing of the last 20 Hansard mentions. Note this feature actually dies horribly on 1.5 and 1.6 enabled devices, something to do with how it handles a JSONArray.
  • Senate Member Search: This is an incredibly basic search. Select the state you wish to search from the drop down and it will produce a list of the Senators for that State or Territory. Note I've also had reports of this crashing for similar reasons on 1.5 and 1.6 based devices.
  • Search Hansard: Basic keyword searching of Hansard is allowed. However there are bugs here as well :)

To grab the package go here

If you want to look at the source or log an issue then please drop by here

There is a lot of work to be done yet, both on stupid bugs and features, however it has allowed me to learn a bit more about how Android works.

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