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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.

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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Android UI: Full Sample App

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Introduction 2. App structure 2.1. Item List with ListView ...

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Android UI: Themes and Styles

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Style definition 2.1. Inheritance 2.2. Style properties ...

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Android UI: Adding Multimedia to an App

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Overview 2. Multimedia API 2.1. Using Android Camera 3. ...

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Android UI: Layouts with View Groups and Fragments

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This article is part of our Academy Course titled Android UI Design – Basics. In this course, you will get a look at the fundamentals of Android UI design. You will understand user input, views and layouts, as well as adapters and fragments. Check it out here! Table Of Contents 1. Overview 2. Layout overview 2.1. Linear Layout 2.2. Table ...

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