Apps -----

Content and updating across devices

Where possible the content of a specific app is the same on all 3 platforms, although any updates uploaded on the same day will appear in their respective app catalogs with the following delays:

  1. Google Play - same or next day
  2. Chrome Web Store - same or next day
  3. Amazon Appstore - 1 to 2 days
All app owners can use the [Ask ?] button in all the apps to ask new questions to be answered in future app updates in 1 or more apps. Note, however, that asking a question is not a guarantee that it will be answered later, although asking an interesting question with plenty of supporting information will make an answer appearing much more likely. 

Consulting app owners can also use the [Consulting] button in that app to request information from Holland Numerics Ltd about the availability of consulting and training resources. 

Instructions for use

Android and Amazon Kindle Fire versions (using Java):

These apps use controls to select specific questions (click on the drop-down button to the right of the title), move to the previous [Pg-] or next [Pg+] question, decrease [A-] or increase [A+] the font to suit the user's preference, and send emails requesting answers to questions not yet included in that version of the eBook [Ask ?]. The code samples that can be sent via email have white backgrounds, and open the email card when clicked.

Warning: email setup must have been completed before the apps are used to create emails, otherwise the apps will terminate.

Chrome versions (using JavaScript and Enyo 1.0 Framework):

These apps use controls to select specific questions (click on the text below the title), move to the previous [Pg-] or next [Pg+] question, decrease [A-] or increase [A+] the font to suit the user's preference, and send emails requesting answers to questions not yet included in that version of the eBook [Ask ?]. The code samples that can be sent via email have white backgrounds, and open the email card when clicked.

They appear as new tabs within the browser.

Chrome versions (using JavaScript and HTML5):

These apps use controls to select specific questions (click on the text below the title), move to the previous [Pg-] or next [Pg+] question, decrease [A-] or increase [A+] the font to suit the user's preference, and send emails requesting answers to questions not yet included in that version of the eBook [Ask ?]. The code samples that can be sent via email have white backgrounds, and open the email card when clicked.

They appear as new windows outside the browser, and comply with CSP (Content Security Policy).

Software requirements

    Full functionality of the How Do You Do This in SAS? Android apps:

    • Android 2.3.3 or later device, although installing on Android 3.0.0 or later will prevent some problems with links in the Index and web links elsewhere in the text.
    • Web connection via Wifi or 3G required to send emails.

    Full functionality of the How Do You Do This in SAS? Amazon Kindle Fire apps:

    • Amazon Kindle Fire, or Amazon Appstore app (download from www.amazon.com/appstore-web, or from your local Amazon web site) on an Android 2.3.3 or later device, although installing on Android 3.0.0 or later will prevent some problems with links in the Index and web links elsewhere in the text.
    • Web connection via Wifi or 3G required to send emails.

    Full functionality of the How Do You Do This in SAS? Chrome apps:

    • Google Chrome or Chromium browser on Windows, UNIX or Linux.
    • Version 24 or later.
    • Web connection required to send emails.

    Sample screenshots of app functionality

    Introduction:
    • appears on opening the app
    Choosing a question:
    • drop down the question list by clicking the text, drop-down or circular button
    • click the [Pg-] or [Pg+] button
    • click a link on the Index page, if included
    Emailing a code example:
    • by clicking the text with the white background
    Example of a generated email

    Increasing the font size:
    • by clicking [A+] one or more times
    • and decrease by clicking [A-]
    Emailing a new question:
    • by clicking [Ask ?]