Home » Author Archives: Francesco Azzola (page 3)

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.

Using Android Location API in Weather App – Search city

android-logo

In this post I would like to describe how to search a city using openweathermap to get weather conditions. There are two way we can use to find a city: Using name pattern Using geographic coordinates (Android Location API) We will introduce, moreover, some concepts about Android location API and Location-based service.   Searching city by name In this kind ...

Read More »

Consume Webservice in Android using intentService

android-logo

In this post, I will explain how to consume Restful Webservice using IntentService. We know we can consume a Webservice directly in the UI using for example Volley lib or a simple Http client, but there are some cases when we prefer to consume a Webservice in an Android Service. We know that Android Service has a “longer” life than ...

Read More »

Android Wear SDK: Set up “Hello world”

android-logo

In this post I want to describe my first experience with Android Wear SDK.  This is a very simple project just to test how it works and how we can set up the environment. You can refer to this link if you want to have more detailed information. The first thing you have to do is open Android SDK Manager ...

Read More »

Android App tutorial:Peg board game

android-logo

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:                   There are some interesting aspects we can consider in this app ...

Read More »

Android Torch App with Stroboscopic light Tutorial

android-logo

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 not only use the flash light but we can implement a stroboscopic light too where ...

Read More »

Android Bound Service: IPC with Messenger

android-logo

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 service and we saw how we can create a service, start and stop it. A bound service is a ...

Read More »

Android Service Tutorial

android-logo

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 different from Activities. Using Service we can implement some background operation, for example we can suppose we want to load a web ...

Read More »
Want to take your Java Skills to the next level?
Grab our programming books for FREE!
  • Save time by leveraging our field-tested solutions to common problems.
  • The books cover a wide range of topics, from JPA and JUnit, to JMeter and Android.
  • Each book comes as a standalone guide (with source code provided), so that you use it as reference.
Last Step ...

Where should we send the free eBooks?

Good Work!
To download the books, please verify your email address by following the instructions found on the email we just sent you.