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GENERATION AND USAGE OF CROSSWORDS IN A MOBILE VERSION

            

To create crosswords for a mobile device with Android OS:
  1. Generate crosswords with the use of EclipseCrossword application and save the intermediate *.ecw1 files.
  2. Copy on a smartphone card:
  3. Install Builder — operation performed only once; the installation from an unknown source has to be allowed.
  4. Launch Builder and select *.ecw file from a displayed list — *.cro3 file is generated in EclipseCrossword folder.
To solve crosswords on the smartphone with Android OS:
  1. Generate crosswords (as described above) or copy *.cro files from http://cieciura.net/eclipsecrossword/ to EclipseCrossword folder.
  2. Copy on the smartphone card *.apk Reader file from http://cieciura.net/eclipsecrossword/ — operation performed only once.
  3. Install Reader — operation performed only once; the installation from an unknown source has to be allowed.
  4. Launch Reader and select *.cro file from a displayed list — a crossword ready for filling-in is displayed.

Explanation of filename extensions:
1 *.ecw — file containing a crossword structure, generated with the use of EclipseCrossword application.
2 *.apk — Android Package file in a format used for distribution and installation of Builder and Reader applications for Android OS.
3 *.cro — file in a universal format, created by Builder application and containing data for generation of a crossword mobile version.

A crossword is being solved offline.

The above steps are presented in the following figure.

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Builder and Reader applications are created by Adam Kowalski - a student of University of Information Technology in Warsaw.

Sample screens of programs for crossword generation and usage on mobile devices with Android OS


The developed applications and *.cro files with sample crosswords are provided below.

FILES TO COPY

Applications for generation and usage of crosswords

Build date: January 10, 2013


Note: In future, the newly released versions of applications should be copied and installed after previous deinstallation and deletion of earlier versions.
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Crosswords in a mobile version

- three crosswords are available in a web version.

No. Crossword subject Crossword file
*.cro
1 Information and Communications Technology Przycisk
2 10 Important Events in Computer History Przycisk
3 Famous People Przycisk


Versions of applications for generation and usage of crosswords on mobile iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) are in development. They will be availible without charge in AppStore.

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