DroidScript : about android
Google did a lot of work. All the standard devices were obsolete in one move: keyboard, display, mouse. And it needed to be replaced by the touchscreen. Virtual google-keyboard. Multi gesture touchpads. They did a fine job there. Android catched on. And not just for its name. Android delivers.
But coming from Linux, Android is a little bit simple minded. If in Linux I launch the virtual terminal three times, I get three terminals in which I can do three different things.
When I do the same in Android, the first time, the terminal is started. The second time that I tap the terminal icon, I am moved to the already running terminal window. Apparently only one instance of an application can run at any time.
Is this a big deal? No it isn't. Android powers a telephone. A telephone that can run games, take pictures and has wireless internet access. The smartphone is a toy. And Android makes that toy tick. The emphasis of the phone is on playing games and playing a role in what we got to call "the social media". The toy is not made for serious business. Yes, you can make serious apps for that toy but it is like trying to compete in the Tour de France on your fixie bike.
So the conclusion is simple:
That being said: android programming requires you to think in a different way. So if you want to run two different instances of a task, don't start it twice but create a new task that has two 'streams' in it.
Page created August 24, 2016 and