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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.

Android SlidingPaneLayout: Tutorial

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In this post, we want to show how to use SlidingPaneLayout. This is an interesting component that can be used when we want to have a multi-pane horizontal layout. This component is divided in two different parts: left side: The master part. It usually contains a list of values (i.e. Contacts and so on) right side: The detail part. It ...

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Android ListView: Endless adapter

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This post explains how to create an endless adapter for a ListView. An endless adapter is an adapter that loads more data when user reaches the ListView end. This kind of adapter is useful when there is a large number of items and we don’t want to show them all to avoid a long loading time. To achieve this goal ...

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Android Sensor Tutorial: Barometer Sensor

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One of the most interesting topics in my opinion is how to use Sensor in Android. Nowadays our smartphone are full of sensors and we can use it to control somehow our app. The most common sensors are: GPS Proximity sensor Light sensor Temperature sensor Barometer sensor NFC just to mention some of them. In this post we will explain ...

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Android app development:weather app with forecast

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This tutorial will describe how to develop an android application. In this tutorial we will explore what we need to create an android application and what are the bricks we can use to create our app. As example we will create a weather app. We talked about it some months ago, we will develop the weather app with weather current ...

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Android Detect Face

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In this post I want to describe how to detect faces in an image using Android. I will use the camera to get the picture and then the app will draws some rectangle around the faces detected in the image. To do it we simply use the Android API like: FaceDetector used to detect face in the bitmap Face  object ...

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Android HTTP Client : Network error and ConnectivityManager

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In this post I will show how to handle connection errors or the situation when the connection changes (i.e from UMTS to WI-FI). In all these cases we have to gracefully handle these errors and implement some strategies to try to reconnect if possible. In a perfect world when we connect to a remote server with HTTP protocol everything works ...

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Android UML: Design an App – Part 1

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One aspect that was in my opinion not covered in many blogs around, included mine too, it is the process we follow to create our Android app. This aspect is not irrelevant because an app is a piece of software and we should follow the rules and methods used to develop other kind of software component. I know we need ...

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Android Actionbar Drop Down navigation

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ActionBar supports different navigation types within activities. We saw in an older post that we can use Tabs to navigate or we can use Drop Down Navigation. In this post we will see how we can implement the drop down navigation using fragments. What is exactly the drop down navigation? It is essentially a list of items in the actionbar. This items represent action ...

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Android Studio with android alternative emulator:Genymotion

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Moving from Eclispe/ADT to Android Studio I was exploring some alternative configuration to improve my building environment. I came across a nice Android device emulator called Genymotion. I find it very interesting and really fast so that I decided to use it as my device emulator. In this post I will explain how to setup Android development environment using Android ...

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Add a sliding menu with animation to an Activity

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I was playing around with animation, layers and so on and i have coded this simple sliding menu. The idea is very simple when user touches the screen and moves up his finger the app shows a menu, when user touches the screen and moves down his finger this menu disappear. As you can see the idea is very simple ...

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