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Android Nearby: How to integrate Android and Android Things

This article explores how to use Android Nearby showing how to integrate Android and Android Things. There are several strategies we can use to integrate Android and Android Things, Android Nearby technology is one of them. Android provides a set of API that simplifies the data exchange between two different devices. One interesting aspect is the Android Nearby supports also ...

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Create a Basic Android App without an IDE

“I love writing authentication and authorization code.” ~ No Java Developer Ever. Tired of building the same login screens over and over? Try the Okta API for hosted authentication, authorization, and multi-factor auth. Virtually every Android tutorial uses Android Studio to create and develop an app. This isn’t great for learning since you don’t see how things work, namely The ...

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10 Arduino IDE alternative to start programming

When we start developing an Arduino project usually we tend to use the Arduino IDE. There are, anyway, several Arduino IDE alternative we should consider if we are not satisfied with the standard IDE. As we know, Arduino is one of the most popular prototyping board (with several alternatives) when it comes the time to develop an IoT project or ...

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Android touch not working? Not to worry.

It’s fairly rare to see a non-smartphone these days among the masses. Despite their numerous benefits, smartphones can sometimes be a PITA—especially the touchscreen. I have a (somewhat aged) Greentel Safari M1 which suffers from an occasional hiccup – the touchscreen simply refuses to work. No matter how hard I try, there’s no hint of a response – not a ...

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Build an SMS notification system with Android Things and Twilio

In this tutorial, we will cover how to build an SMS notification system with Android Things and Twilio. The main target of this tutorial is describing, step by step, how to implement an IoT system based on Android Things that send SMS notification through Twilio. We all know the importance of IoT as a disruptive technology that is revolutionizing several ...

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RxPreferences and Dagger

I have been rewriting a Settings (Preferences) activity for an old Android app. Since I was using RxJava in the app, I decided to try out RxPreferences which allows you to use SharedPreferences with a reactive wrapper. I found it quite good to use, although the blog post that accompanies it is a bit out of date. While I did’t ...

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How to apply Machine Learning to IoT using Android Things and TensorFlow

This project explores how to apply Machine Learning to IoT. In more details, as IoT platform, we will use Android Things and as Machine Learning engine we will use Google TensorFlow. Nowadays, Machine Learning is with Internet of Things one of the most interesting technological topics.  To give a simple definition of the Machine Learning, it is possible to the Wikipedia definition: ...

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TIP: Stop Editing

Device only bugs are the worse. You need to go through a device build and reproduce/rinse/repeat. Thankfully these bugs are rare but sometimes they just hit you smack in the face. One such problem occurred when I was debugging a transition on Android related to a login form. I would move between a Form where I had the keyboard open ...

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