In this tutorial, we will go through the necessary steps you need to take in order to develop your first Android application in Eclipse IDE using the ADT plugin and run it with an Android Virtual Device.
Daydream is an interactive screensaver mode that starts when a user’s device is docked or charging. In this mode, the system launches a daydream – a remote content service provided by an installed app – as the device screensaver
In the latest Android Design in Action Roman Nurik (watch in YouTube) did a great roundup of UI design patterns that have not yet made their way to the official guidelines but are starting to appear in apps more frequently.
Let's face it. Google Play Store is full of apps that are stuck in the pre-holo world of Android Gingerbread. When Android 4.0 ICS gave us a unified style language, Holo, and later the Android design guidelines the old apps all started to look outdated overnight. These apps need a facelift, a redesign.
Android OS is the most popular mobile OS nowadays (leading market with %46.9 above iOS's %18.8). Besides, globally over %20 of computers are mobile devices. So, over %10 of people in the world uses Android OS and softwares related with it. For this reason, Android application development is a very important issue for developers and software engineers.
ListView is a ViewGroup that displays a list of scrollable items. The list items are automatically inserted into the list using a ListAdapter. This tutorial is all about creating ListView and showing a toast message on selecting single list item.
Accessibility in an app helps users with disabilities to use your app. In this post I outline why you should care and what steps to take to make your app accessible. I also deal with testing and why it's useful to care about accessibility up front.
In this first post of my action bar series I am going to show you the necessary steps to use the ActionBarSherlock library. This library enables you to use action bars even on older devices without having to code an action bar from scratch.
Sometimes in our apps we have the need to link to data of other sources. You have a database of your own for your app, but some records also point to the MediaStore content provider to calendar entries or to contacts.
This is androidpatterns.com, a set of interaction patterns that can help you design Android apps. An interaction pattern is a short hand summary of a design solution that has proven to work more than once. Please be inspired: use them as a guide, not as a law.
I came across an article, which claims to boost the Android emulator's performance using Intel's Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) driver. It got me excited and I decided to verify this claim. This blog entry is my story.
Recently I wrote a tutorial on android notifications and there we touched dialog notifications. Android’s date picker is a type of dialog. This tutorial is to explain how to create a date picker dialog in android.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create an Android ListView with images and text. You will learn how to load an image from a resource and how to set text to TextView . Here is the screenshot of the finished ListView.