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Author Topic: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList  (Read 621 times)

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NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« on: October 04, 2019, 03:04 PM »
Simple app that lets you manage a collection of relationship/discussion questions, to facilitate weekly discussions, etc.
In the past we have used a sheet of paper that we bring with us when we go on walks.



You can organize questions into categories with tags, etc.

There will be some included questions, and of course you can add your own.

There are 2 main modes, one is just the standard listview management view that you see in all of my android apps:
Screenshot - 10_10_2019 , 7_57_32 PM.pngNANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList

And the other is a new minimalist "slideshow" type view where you can swipe left and right to move through the questions one by one:
Screenshot - 10_10_2019 , 7_57_58 PM.pngNANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList

With almost 1,000 questions imported from www.conversationstartersworld.com (will not be included by default because of copyright ownership), just to demonstrate that you could have a lot of random questions, organized into sections by tag:
Screenshot - 10_11_2019 , 1_44_32 PM.pngNANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList

Note that when you engage the "slideshow" swipe single-page question mode, it shows (randomly ordered, if you like) only the items from your current section, so it's easy to just browse questions with certain tags or from certain sources.

A new simple import function lets you import a text file of questions, with one question per line.  Makes it easy to import lots of questions.
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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 08:04 PM »
Updated with screenshots.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 01:07 AM »
This looks really useful :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 05:25 AM »
Simple app that lets you manage a collection of relationship/discussion questions, to facilitate weekly discussions, etc.
Couple goal with open mind allowing other to speak  :Thmbsup:

Regards,

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 07:12 AM »
Couple goal with open mind allowing other to speak

I didn't understand this comment. Can you clarify?

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 08:29 AM »
Couple goal with open mind allowing other to speak

I didn't understand this comment. Can you clarify?

I took it to mean that you need to couple or supplement goals with an open mind that invites an expression of your partner's concerns.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 10:56 AM »

 :Thmbsup:
This is a great tool.
 
An idea (which adds some level of complexity which is likely outside the scope of the app) would be to add a time stamped highlights/notes section for each question that is added.  Personally I would love it to be an recorded audio memo with some tags because my partner and I have a similar process. After having a check-in (what we call it) we sometimes record an audio or video where we try to recap and highlight what we talked about, and where we are about it.  These have been interesting to go back and revisit.  We have also sometimes started and email chain to carry on topics.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 11:51 AM »
Keep the suggestions coming.
If anyone wants to help test beta version, let me know.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 12:38 PM »
Couple goal with open mind allowing other to speak

I didn't understand this comment. Can you clarify?

I took it to mean that you need to couple or supplement goals with an open mind that invites an expression of your partner's concerns.

Yes, that's what I intended to say, thanks wraith808 :)

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Anand

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2019, 12:49 PM »
would be to add a time stamped highlights/notes section for each question that is added.

I could add the ability to add notes for each question, without too much trouble.

I have added the ability to add notes to the questions as you are viewing them.  Though note that the notes are not visible unless you click the edit button.  I may have to find a better way to show a hint when browsing questions to indicate when notes have been added to a question.
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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2019, 02:22 PM »
would be to add a time stamped highlights/notes section for each question that is added.

I could add the ability to add notes for each question, without too much trouble.

I think adding timestamped note, would be a nice addition. It might be possible then to link to the audio memos, videos or even photo for our use case.
I understand that the suggestion of adding media creates a much harder hurdle.


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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2019, 06:23 PM »
Yes, adding multimedia notes would be much more work..

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2019, 06:24 PM »
ps. if anyone wants to try to create an (original) list of conversation icebreaker/questions, I'd love to include them..

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2019, 10:11 PM »
Widget support added.. You can make a widget which shows a single item (like the main slide view), and click to advance.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 10:59 AM »
@mouser: Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList.
Keep the suggestions coming.
If anyone wants to help test beta version, let me know.

I think the suggestions would be akin to "requirements" rules, so I guess this is partially about the incremental development/refinement of a prototype tool to meet some defined requirements and some as yet unknown/undiscovered/undefined potential requirements.
I'd be happy to help as a ß tester - it could be quite interesting, as, during the testing process, I could get to understand the tool better in terms of what it does now, as well as its potentially expanding context for possibilities of use. I quite enjoy being a ß tester for a couple of Android apps at present and I enjoyed being a ß tester for other software (including Google WAVE and NoteFrog and Wezinc) for the same reasons.

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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2019, 12:48 PM »
ill test your beta...


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Re: NANY 2020 Pledge - Android App - DiscussionList
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2019, 10:53 PM »
Ok here's the beta version for any alpha/beta testers: http://www.donationc...sionlist-release.apk

It comes with a handful of questions built in.. You can remove them from the Tools menu.  Or just put your own questions in their own section.
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