quick look at ActiveAndroid #androiddev

Just checking out ActiveAndroid, and while it seems to do a lot to make Android DB access easier, a few criticisms appear right up front:

  • Doesn’t having to extend the proprietary base class as your Application class seem a little… invasive? It’s like saying, this isn’t my application, this is an ActiveAndroid application!
  • I’m sure it wasn’t intended this way, but looking at the licensing terms:

The SOFTWARE PRODUCT is licensed as follows:
(a) Installation and Use.
Michael Pardo grants you the right to install and use copies of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT on your computer running a validly licensed copy of the operating system for which the SOFTWARE PRODUCT was designed [e.g., Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows ME, Windows Vista].

Let’s ignore for the moment the question of what OS this intended for… but isn’t this JAR going to be built into our app? Doesn’t this technically mean we can’t distribute the app?

  • This is based on reflection, right? So isn’t that gonna be kind of slow on Android?
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2 Responses

  1. Maybe take a look at Antlersoft’s sqllitegen? http://code.google.com/p/sqlitegen/

    I’ve only had brief experience with it, since it’s the underlying ORM type thing used in androidVNC, the defacto vnc client for Android. And I believe it’s compile-time generated, not run time.

  2. Is ORMlite better than that?
    Seems it makes problems with performance.

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