Searching for a way to create a rotating logo on an Ubuntu Touch device



  • Hi, I'm searching for a way to create a simple logo that rotates on a Touch phone and I wanted to ask if there are any graphics libraries and/or development guides that would show me how. I know UT has undergone several major revisions and a lot may have changed since I last visited. I'm just trying to see if it's possible and how to easily do it if so. My programming skills are basic Python.



  • Where should that logo be?



  • Center of the screen, rotating in space.



  • Yes but where? As part of an app? Or do you mean an animated wallpaper? The latter is AFAIK not possible.



  • Not animated wallpaper. I'd be fine with the app but also a script with a cron job if that works better. I'm not quite sure what programming libraries would be available for both a script vs an app. I'm guessing apps would be more containerized and would not rather spend large amounts of time writing something from scratch if there's something that can be built off. It could be something as simple as a screensaver if that were possible with the Touch OS.



  • @dave_f1
    You want to create some kind of screensaver ?
    Meaning the whole screen will be moving.

    Or is it part of an app, for example you're writing a spining wheel and wants to animate a logo within your app ?

    When asking questions on the forum you have to give as much details as possible.
    People won't be able to help if they don't understand the context.



  • @dave_f1 I think most of the people are actually asking you: for what do you need it? what do you want to do whit it? what's the purpose of it?



  • @AppLee yeah that's the problem. I somewhat don't know what I'm looking for. I have a good idea of what I would be looking for if I was working with Ubuntu on the backend, but I just don't know how that would translate to Ubuntu Touch.

    Apologies for the verbosity. Basic animation on an Ubuntu phone. It can be an app but doesn't have to be. If an app is the only realistic approach, that's fine. Part of my struggle is figuring out what tools are available.



  • @C0n57an71n I don't have a particular reason. It's a personal learning exercise to see what Touch is capable of. It might not seem practical for a cellphone.



  • @dave_f1
    If I understand correctly you want to train yourself, so I think it is easier for you to create a simple app for starter.

    You can check the documentation about clickable and native app development:
    http://docs.ubports.com/fr/latest/appdev/index.html


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