SmartFM Study Dictionary Feature Requests

    1. For study purposes it would be nice to be able to hide the first language details in item view - perhaps have a preference that determines whether they are displayed. During study it is desirable to hide first language since the learner's eyes will be drawn to these preventing them from having a chance of processing second language material without already having read the translation.

    2. Ultimately I would like a study component that took a group of items and allowed the user to study, but based on filling in blanks on sentences that have been grabbed via search, so hopefully the user gets to test their knowledge on sentences they have not seen or created themselves.

    3. Caching data could give a performance boost. In the ideal case we would use the SQLite DB and anything that comes over the wire would be dumped in there, and expired as necessary. This should then support a much zippier app. Intermediate approaches might include caching XML based on queries, and caching media (audio, images) in flat files.

    4. Could be useful to have a goal information page at some point

    5. Audio uploads - working I think ....

    6. There is a good unit test framework I am not using at present (is there?). Have unit tests hitting the smartFM API at the moment, but could use them in the app as well ...

    7. Catching network errors gracefully - not sure if the Host Not Found exception is still popping up. Am trying to prettify error responses as I know what they are ...

    8. Add sound should be accessed by clicking on grayed out audio icons - DONE

    9. Sentence images not showing - FIXED

    10. Could show other sentences through search - useful when zero on item, although perhaps we should prefer to encourage user entry

    11. Need to review all progress dialog cancel buttons. Make sure they are present and working if needed. Question about whether they should be present in all cases ...With appropriate settings, back button will allow cancel (Home button will still work?) so maybe we don't want to encourage user to cancel network POST operations. GET operations on the other hand ...

    12. Android Text to Speech to fill in where audio is missing

    13. remove login screens from activity stack

    14. indicate which user is logged in with "Logout Bert"

    15. Home button on all menus to help user navigate back to start search screen from anywhere

    16. Main landscape layout could use some work - could try to copy Google Dictionary layout

    17. Having trouble using existing search suggestions to handle this: Could implement my own search suggestion stack but seems obtuse given the functionality is there, just can't access list of recent search strings ...

    18. Pop up suggestion to create example when none present - DONE

    19. Could create video of usage - good to show people and also possibly PR for ADC - DID, but audio quality was terrible ...

    20. Main app icon is hacky - FIXED

    21. Icons that user clicks to upload media need something, like a plus sign, to indicate functionality to user ... - DONE

    22. some language pairs have too few items - can we query both at once in order to maximize results? - FIXED this by different view on the problem, i.e. ensure that translation language is native language of user, or what they specify

    23. Move list/goals further down page - DONE

    24. Clear hints after focus rather than one char entry in create example form

    25. Error adding French content; Dom said he got item pair incompatible; have replicated this getting incompatible-languages-on-item-and-list trying to add Fr-En pair to my default list - clearly we have to switch to buckets to allow collecting items from multiple languages ... FIXED?

    26. Removing geeky info from http responses - ONGOING

    27. Cancelling prompt to add item on failed search shouldl take user back to search screen

    28. nicer interface for recording audio

    29. have cerate item screen in background already for dialog prompting item creation

    30. need scroll view on create item create example screens

    31. failures during audio download

    32. keep menu the same

    33. default meta-data for sounds

    34. after failed search query should stay in search box

    35. user should have chance to re-record audio

    36. need flag as inappropriate, flag as incorrect options

    37. switch language choice autocompletes to spinners - DONE

    38. storing study list id as preference and allow user to change it

    39. run away list creation

    40. suggesting example add could get real irritating

    41. have activity before login be completed after login

    42. develop new search history to support language meta-data drop pop up search form

    43. adjust user agent to support better tracking of activity