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News

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Summary

News is an HTML5 app presenting summaries of articles from AFP in the categories of Top News, Entertainment and Sports.

Both full-text and summary views feature one-finger touch scrolling utilizing the open source iScroll 4 library (MIT license). Data is retrieved from AppCarousel/Wmode’s XML feeds for each category via jQuery's ajax functionality and translated into HTML on the fly purely on the client side (though XSLT is not used). CSS, including CSS3, is used to style the presentation layer for the Tizen IVI environment.

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What the app does

Features for the News application include the following:

  • Current date and time
  • access to Settings screen
  • summary list view for each category
  • a thumbnail graphic and sample text for each article with datestamp
  • single finger scroll
  • full article view with all three categories across the top

To launch the application the user touches the News button (folded newpaper icon) at the top of the device, or launch through Application Screen.

Once launched, the user can see more articles by via single finger scroll to swipe the list up further. The carrin near the bottom of the screen indicates more articles are available.

The three category headers for Top News, Entertainment, and Sports are near the top of the screen under the current date and time. Touching/tapping another category header will take the user to another summary list view of that category’s articles.

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Tapping a summary item’s thumbnail image or headline will take the user to a modal pop-over of the article's full text.

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The modal can be dismissed via the persistent close box in the upper right-hand corner.

The user can exit the News application at any time using the return arrow in the lower left corner. 

Known Bugs

Initial version without formal testing

Release History

Features

  • Current date and time
  • access to Settings screen
  • summary list view for each category
  • a thumbnail graphic and sample text for each article with datestamp
  • single finger scroll
  • full article view with all three categories across the top

Bug Fixes

Initial version without formal testing

xw_news.txt · Last modified: 2015/04/08 00:11 by FGraham