Digital Alarm Clock Project assistance



  • Hi, this is my first post, I am planning a small project and I need some help.

    I am planning to make a digital alarm clock that I can display applications like Google keep, now, news and weather and of course tell the time and sound an alarm. I am going to be using an Odroid board, i have posted on their forum and they suggested Qt.

    This will be the first time I will be using Qt, I do not have much knowledge of programming.

    I am looking for some guidance on using Qt, a good guide I can follow or maybe just extra knowledge.

    For my project I will need to be able to display apps such as the ones I mentioned earlier and possibly change the layout/design of them slightly. Will I be able to display these apps with Qt even though they are android?

    I am new to this forum, if this is the wrong place to post, let me know.

    I look forward to hearing your replies,
    Thanks.

    Edit: I will be using Linux



  • Hello!

    As far as I know,

    Android kit has been made in java. So, in order to use the flavors of Android, such as getting to low level to know the "Battery Level", or using Microphone, etc, can be done only by using Android libraries.

    Qt is a C++ based UI framework, whereas Android is on Java I guess.

    For sure, you can make your own UI development on Qt with C++ and that would run on Android as well (After cross compile), but you may not be able to use the flavors of Android.

    If you want to get the Android benefits, then you should be developing in Android NDK or Ecllipse with Android and the programming language will be Java :)

    I may be wrong as well. Experts, correct me if I am wrong.

    --Kumara



  • Ofcourse, for the applications like Google keep, news, weather, they really need not to know about Operating system.

    So, Qt will be an interesting framework to implement them.



  • Thank you for the reply,

    I am not worried about the low battery or any system information, as it will plugged in via a charger cable and I don't want a email notification or update notification popping up.

    Is it possible to get the android apps that I want to run in Linux and then create a UI with Qt?



  • Of course, yes. You can create the UI with Qt :)


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    Something that might interest you is this article about native Android control using QML



  • Sam,

    That's interesting!

    Is there anything as such for C++ Qt?


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Attila also has an interesting library using qml plus the meteor framework on his github account



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