The mobile application can be run inside an emulator or a device. The mobile application will be listed with icon and title. After compiling the application and creating an Android package, the application can be either installed on an emulator or on a device. After installing the android package an “Employee Search” icon should be shown on the applications screen. Clicking the “Employee Search” icon will start the main activity:
On the main activity we can press the “Search” button. We will then land in the criterias activity. We can there enter some criterias. And complete the specification of the search criterias via the “Ok” button:
After the “Ok” button we will land again main activity. This time the main activity will show some results in the list view. We can press again the “Search” button to perform a different search. Or we can press the “Close” button to leave the main activity:
The screenshot shows that there is no immediate problem with 16-bit Unicode. The critical path from the consulted file to the list view seems to work even when Unicode is involved. The consulted file encodes Unicode via UTF-8, and the list view accepts strings which can carry Unicode as UTF-16.