Friday, May 27, 2011

West Suburban Bank browser app updated

Updated the West Suburban Bank mobile browser app. Changed the icon and made it a little larger. Here is the code:

package com.kpf_software.wsb;

import android.content.DialogInterface;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.KeyEvent;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MenuItem;
import android.view.Window;
import android.webkit.WebChromeClient;
import android.webkit.WebSettings;
import android.webkit.WebView;
import android.webkit.WebViewClient;

public class wsb extends Activity {

WebView browser;

/** Called when the activity is first created. */
public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
getWindow().setFeatureInt( Window.FEATURE_PROGRESS, Window.PROGRESS_VISIBILITY_ON);

String loadUrl = "";

browser = (WebView) findViewById(;
browser.setWebViewClient(new WebViewClient());

WebSettings websettings = browser.getSettings();


// Sets the Chrome Client, and defines the onProgressChanged
// This makes the Progress bar be updated.
final Activity MyActivity = this;
browser.setWebChromeClient(new WebChromeClient() {
public void onProgressChanged(WebView view, int progress)
//Make the bar disappear after URL is loaded, and changes string to Loading...
MyActivity.setProgress(progress * 100); //Make the bar disappear after URL is loaded

// Return the app name after finish loading
if(progress == 100)
MyActivity.setTitle("WSB Browser");

public boolean onKeyDown(int keyCode, KeyEvent event) {
// Check if the key event was the BACK key and if there's history
if ((keyCode == KeyEvent.KEYCODE_BACK) && browser.canGoBack()) {
return true;
// If it wasn't the BACK key or there's no web page history, bubble up to the default
// system behavior (probably exit the activity)
return super.onKeyDown(keyCode, event);

public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu)

MenuItem item1 = menu.add("Exit");

MenuItem item2 = menu.add("About");

return true;
public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item)

if (item.hasSubMenu() == false)

if (item.getTitle().toString().equals("Exit")){
if (item.getTitle().toString().equals("About")){
AlertDialog dialog=new AlertDialog.Builder(wsb.this).create();
dialog.setMessage("WSB Browser\nVersion: 1.4\n\nWebview for viewing, created by KPF-Software.\n \nVisit website for more information.");
new DialogInterface.OnClickListener()
public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton)
/* Do some stuff */
Intent browserIntent = new Intent("android.intent.action.VIEW", Uri.parse(""));
dialog.setButton3("More Apps", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener(){
public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton){
/* Do some stuff */
Intent browserIntent = new Intent("android.intent.action.VIEW", Uri.parse("market://search?q=pub:\"KPF Software\""));
dialog.setButton2("Done", new DialogInterface.OnClickListener(){
public void onClick(DialogInterface dialog, int whichButton){
/* Do some stuff */

// Consume the selection event.
return true;


Thursday, January 27, 2011

KPF Software Twitter Bot

I am working on an app that basically shows content from a website, in a native app. To do this, I wrote a python script that scrapes the page for content, and then inserts records into the database. I didn't want to mess with a sms gateway or email server to notify me when it's found changes in the original page, so I decided to make the script post to twitter when it updates.

Following this page with few modifications, I was able to get this working with Python 3 and tweepy1.4.

This is what the code to get the pin looks like, two things that changed in python from 2 to 3 is 'raw_input' becomes 'input' and print behaves like a regular function requiring parentheses.

# python code
import tweepy

CONSUMER_KEY = 'key here'
CONSUMER_SECRET = 'secret here'

auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(CONSUMER_KEY, CONSUMER_SECRET)
auth_url = auth.get_authorization_url()
print('Please authorize: ' + auth_url)
verifier = input('PIN: ').strip()
print("ACCESS_KEY = '%s'" % auth.access_token.key)
print("ACCESS_SECRET = '%s'" % auth.access_token.secret)

From here you should have no problem following Jeff Millers blog post.

@kpfsoftware is where the bot posts, hopefully i'll have the app in the market in the next few days.

And there you have it, a twitter bot using Python 3.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

RedTag Discount Calculator

Created a super simple discount calculator, first app with AdMob ads.
  • Extra large text
  • Numeric input (uses your keyboard)
  • Keyboard hides when clicking 'find price'
Get it from the market, visit here on your Android browser or use the barcode below.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Archery Tool Updated - 0.3.7

Archery Tool has been updated, all user experience upgrades. Custom title bar, and the kinetic energy section now has more information visible on the screen. Over 850 downloads!!!

Visit here on your android browser or use a barcode scanner.