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Android App tutorial:Peg board game

I released in Github the source code of an app that can be used to play peg board. This app was published on the market some times ago and this is a new version. The app screenshots are shown below:         &nb ...
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Android Weather app using Yahoo weather provider and AutoCompleteTextView (Part 1)

This post is the first of a series where we will explore Yahoo Weather API. Our goal is building an app that gives us the actual weather condition using yahoo weather provider. We already talked about other weather provider like o ...
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Android Torch App with Stroboscopic light Tutorial

In this post, we want to describe how to create a simple torch app in Android. It is a nice example, because we can explore some Android API about Android Camera. We will use Android Studio as IDE to develop the app. This app will ...
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Android: location based services

Introduction Developing applications for mobile devices gives us a lot more opportunities for context based information than a traditional web application. One of the inputs for context sensitive information is the users current l ...
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Android Bound Service: IPC with Messenger

In this post, we want to talk about Android Bound Service. A bound service is a service that allows other android components (like activity) to bind to it and send and receive data. In the previous post, we talked about local serv ...
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Android Service Tutorial

In this post, we want to talk about Android Service. This is a key component in developing Android app. Differently from Activity, Service in Android runs in background, they don’t have an interface and have a life-cycle very di ...
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Android Tutorial : Two methods of passing object by Intent (Serializable,Parcelable)

In this post, I will show you an simple example of how to pass object by intent in Android application. Parcelable and Serialization are used for marshaling and unmarshaling Java objects. In Parcelable, developers write custom cod ...
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YouTube GData API and Android

If you want to use the YouTube API v2 to search for content on YouTube with an Android device, the recommended way is the use the gdata-http-client java package. However, this requires that you parse the XML returned yourself, and ...
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Storing Objects in Android

One alternative to using SQLite on Android is to store Java objects in SharedPreferences. Here, we’ll look at two different ways to do that. Why not go for SQLite for all storage needs? The reasons can be varied: besides the imp ...
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Android: Boost up the Android emulator speed up to 400% on Intel based architecture

In my previous post How to inject Android compiled .apk package into its Device Emulator from the command line. I have demonstrated how to add your compiled .apk file to android emulator, from command line with adb command, inclu ...
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