James Williams

PleaseBrowseMe for Android

Tags: Android

Edit: Post kept for historical purposes. App no longer live.

As I blogged recently, I am the happy owner of a T-Mobile G1. One of the first things I do when it comes to a new platform is to try and port an old application to it. Doing so gives you a good comparision of the difficulty of the two platforms while making it easier to learn the new one. That's what I did with PleaseBrowseMe. If you don't know what that is, in a nutshell, it's a desktop browser for the t-shirt search engine pleasedress.me. Check it out here if you are so inclined.

Like the desktop version, you can search by tag but you can also search by color(from a palette of ROYGBIV - IV + Black and White). You can also save shirts to review later. Unlike the desktop version, they will still be there if you stop and restart the app. A "Buy It" button launches the phone's browser and navigates to the shirt's page on pleasedress.me.

Like I said in the video walkthrough, barring any major problems, I plan to release it in the Android Market. It's a beta so there are some things that need tweaking. My apologies for the bluriness on the video, that was the best my Flip could do.To compensate I'm including a couple screenshots from the emulator.

PleaseBrowseMe for Android

PleaseBrowseMe for Android