Tag Archive: Apps


Recently, we at excelarz Interactive made a series of Sports Apps that enables user to follow their choice of sports in an intuitive and flexible manner. The set of applications offers its user to view news, live scores, blogs, players, schedule, draws, twitter feeds according to his choice. What we needed was to build the apps in a way as to enhance the usabilty by letting the user customize the application in a way that he choses.

For implementing the switching between selected information types (news, blogs, scores, players, twitter, schedule etc), we first looked into the native tab control of Android. After digging enough, we concluded that the tab control would not help us accomplish this variable nature that we required from it due to its rigid set of options and properties.

We then came up with the idea of using the Gallery view for achieving this functionality. What we do is we make some images for each of the tab that we require to have in our application. Then a simple adapter is created (which is required to populate the gallery dynamically) and pass on the list of selected tabs to the adapter. The adapter then creates the view as per the selection made by the user. This way we managed to acheive a sliding choice bar for selection of different info type.

See the tab bar in action the the following video.

This approach may definity not the ideal one in this scenario but we did achieve what we wanted to do. Any suggestion on improvements and alternative is more than welcome.

eXcelarz Interactive just released another App in the Android Market. Made exclusively for cricket enthusiasts, this app features cricket news, live scores, blogs, player tweets, match schedules and various sharing options. Checkout the video walkthrough after the break.

 

Sports Eye Cricket Special–Feature Walkthrough

eXcelarz Interactive aced into the Android Market with the beta release of their Sports app title Sports Eye. The app is designed to meet the demands of variety of sports fans and keep them updated with the latest happenings in their favorite sports, know the sport expert opinion in various topics, follow the players and stay in touch with the ongoing games scores.

The app allows user to select the sports he want to follow and the news and blog sources from which he want to be notified about the current sporting events.  It can fetch information in background and notify the user about recent news. The cherry on top is that the news and blogs posts can be viewed offline once downloaded! News and posts can be shared with other sports fanatics using facebook enabling the user to spread the news all around. Coupled with the slick UI, awesome graphics and switching interface makes Sports Eye a winning combination for the best sports app in Android Market.

For more details, visit Press Release section or search for QR code below. A simple walk through video showing different features of the Sports Eye is also available here.