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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.

Guide to publish an aar to maven using gradle

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In this post, I’d like to describe the steps necessary to publish an aar to maven repository. There are other guides that cover this topic and some of the information written here are derived from them, but in this guide I want to describe the process step by step, without covering in detail the gradle aspects but focusing on creating ...

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Parsing HTML in Android with Jsoup

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In this post, I want to describe how to use JSoup in Android. JSoup is a Java library that helps us to extract and manipulate HTML file. There are some situations when we want to parse and extract some information from and HTML page instead of render it. In this case we can use JSoup that has a set of ...

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Android Shake to Refresh tutorial

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In this post we want to explore another way to refresh our app UI called Shake to Refresh. We all know the pull-to-refresh pattern that is implemented in several app. In this pattern we pull down our finger along the screen and the UI is refreshed: Even this pattern is very useful, we can use another pattern to refresh our ...

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Using Android Location API in Weather App – Search city

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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 ...

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Consume Webservice in Android using intentService

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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 ...

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Android Wear SDK: Set up “Hello world”

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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 ...

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Android App tutorial:Peg board game

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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 ...

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