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Android Collector Software

Through the years many people have requested a mobile version of NM Collector Software. Since Android apps are developed with Java as their native language, I decided it was worth the effort to create mobile Collecting Software applications for the Android. These applications are meant to be simple and straight forward to use with only the features necessary to help collectors easily track their items. They will be upgraded as features that add value are requested.

Features

Fields

All collection types share the same receipt and disposition fields. NMItems has generic fields that can be used for anything. Other than that, each version of these Android Collector Software applications has its own set of custom fields for the chosen collection. Below are the fields by collection type.

All collection types share the same receipt and disposition fields as follows:

NM Coin Collector Specific Fields
NM Gun Collecting Specific Fields
NM Home Inventory Specific Fields
NM Japanese Sword Collector Specific Fields
NM Knife Collector Specific Fields
NM Stamp Collecting Specific Fields

Usage

The intent of these applications is to work in conjunction with the Desktop Version of NM Collector Software which makes it easy to input data. That data can then be easily transferred to your mobile device to take with you and make minor adjustments (like easily adding pictures) as necessary on the go and then uploading the changes back to the desktop. Although the mobile apps allow you to enter data from scratch, they are not meant to be the primary means of data entry.

Example Usage - Firearms

Note: NM Android Software is designed to add to your collection by importing items so duplicates will occur if you import the same items more than once. Therefore, if you just want to update the data on your Android device with a fresh version of the same data, you need to clear the data from your android device before re-importing from your desktop. The way you do that may vary by Android devices. The way I do it is through “Manage apps” then select NM Guns and choose “Clear data.“

  1. Export Firearms data from your desktop NM Collector Software using File > Export > to Android CSV.
  2. Copy resulting AndroidNMGuns.csv file and related picture folders to your Android device.
  3. Start NmCollector on your Android device.
  4. Import your firearms to your Android Device by clicking "Import from CSV" in the Android menu.
  5. Make whatever changes you want. Add pictures.
  6. Export your firearms from your Android device by clicking "Export to CSV" in the Android menu.
  7. Copy resulting AndroidNMGuns.csv file and related picture folders to your desktop computer.
  8. Import the updates into your desktop NM Collector Software firearms using File > Import > from Android CSV.

Download

The Android versions of NM Collector have been available on Google Play and the Amazon Android Market (including versions for the Kindle Fire) since 2012. One thing nice about the listings in the Amazon Android Market is that you can test drive them for free through your desktop computer browser! Just go to the Amazon Android Market NM Collector listings select one to try for free, and click the “Test Drive Now” link to see how it works.

Now Available on Select Chromebooks!

Google is enabling Android apps to run on Chromebooks so I had to explore this possibility for my Android Apps. I purchased one of the select Chromebooks and was able to download, install, and run my NM Collector Software Android apps on my new Chromebook.

How to Run NM Collector Android Software on Select Chromebooks

Using one of the select Chromebooks setup for access to the Google Play Store I was able to download, install and run my NM Collector Android Apps on my Chromebook. Following the detailed instructions from Google, I was able to setup my Chromebook to access the Google Play Store. Once it could access the Play Store it was simply a matter of locating and installing my NM Collector Android Apps. So far it has been working flawlessly. It is really nice to have a mouse and a keyboard!

Following are some screen captures. Click on an image to expand it.

  1. Asus Flip Chrome Book – External View

  2. Screen and Keyboard

  3. Login Screen

  4. OS Version – must be 53 or greater

  5. Enable Google Play Checked

  6. Play Store and NM Collector Applications Present

  7. NM Home Listing With Sample Data

  8. NM Home Page For a Selected Item

  9. NM Home Pictures Page For a Selected Item

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