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Author Archives: Francesco Azzola

I'm a senior software engineer with more than 15 yrs old experience in JEE architecture. I'm SCEA certified (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect), SCWCD, SCJP. I'm an android enthusiast and i've worked for long time in the mobile development field.

6 Steps To Develop And Publish an Android Library

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Developing an open source Android Library is a great experience. You have the chance to pay back with your work all the times you used an open source library. There are a lot of libraries that we all used and that have simplified our developer life. It is, also, a great opportunity to learn because the source code is public ...

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4 Free Weather Providers API To Develop A Weather App

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Android apps that give weather information are common in play store. Moreover, Weather app and widgets are one of the most downloaded items. When it is time to develop weather app, it is necessary to use a weather provider as the source of weather information. These weather providers expose a set of services or, in other words, a set of ...

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How to write NFC tag in Android

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This post describes how to use NFC in Android to write smart tags. Android smartphones are capable not only to read NFC tags that contains data like URL, phone numbers and so on but using Android NFC Api is possible to write NFC tags. In this post, we will explore how to use Android Api to write NFC smart tags. ...

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Internet of things: 4 free platforms to build IoT project

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Internet of things is a set of physical objects that use network support to exchange data. These objects can be sensors, software, boards and so on. This is an interesting ecosystem where the software can be connected directly to real hardware or devices. The most known boards that can be used for IoT project are Arduino (with its several versions) ...

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Android design support library: TextInputLayout – floating label

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Android design support library introduced some important new widget that help developer to create consistent UI following material design guidelines. One of the new component shipped by Android design support library is TextInputLayout that is used to animate EditText labels. To do the job, TextInputLayout uses an EditText attribute, called hint.To show how to use TextInputLayout and EditText, we will ...

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Android UI Design Basics Tutorial

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Course Overview Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. Android OS has taken over the world of mobile devices and is growing rapidly the last few years. Android’s user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, ...

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