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Android – Read file from Assets

Description: First of all, let me give you a link: AssetManager, through this class we can easily access any files lying inside the Assets directory of android application. (or any ...
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Learning Android: Freezing the UI with a BroadcastReceiver

As I mentioned in a previous post I recently wrote some code in my Android app to inform a BroadcastReceiver whenever a service processed a tweet with a link in it but in implementing ...
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Learning Android: Getting a service to communicate with an activity

In the app I’m working on I created a service which runs in the background away from the main UI thread consuming the Twitter streaming API using twitter4j. It looks like this: public ...
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Android Drag and Drop Tutorial

This post is going to cover implementing Drag and Drop in an Android application. (I am currently using version 4.0 of the sdk, but I originally wrote the code in this series with the ...
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Android Tutorial: Gestures in your app

Gestures in mobile apps are pretty common place these days. Almost anyone with smart phone experience knows that pinching will usually zoom in on an image. Now, using Gestures in Android ...
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Android: Gallery View without Pictures

Android’s Gallery View is one of the first widgets Android created. It’s so old now that some people even find it hard to find. The Gallery view provides a list of scrollable objects ...
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Android Interview Questions and Answers

Here are some basic Android related interview questions and their respective answers. What is Android? Android is a stack of software for mobile devices which includes an Operating ...
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Android App Engine Integration

Google App Engine is great for those of you in search of a complete, scalable and affordable hosting solution. Especially if you start a project and you don’t yet know ...
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Should Android Worry About the iOS 5 Update? Definitely Not!

With the announcement of the new iOS 5 at the WWDC, the first articles emerge already on the web relating the new features with the existing Android OS. Take for instance the article ...
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Android Dependency Injection and Testing Libraries

Anything and everything that makes life easier to develop for Android should be looked into. There are a couple of libraries that make testing easier, increase the modularity of your ...
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