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How To Read Your Passport With Android

As I’ve been researching machine readable travel documents, I decided to do a little proof-of-concept on reading ePassports using an NFC-enabled smartphone (Android). The result is on GitHub, and is based on the jMRTD library, which provides all the necessary low-level details. As I pointed out in my previous article, the standards for the ePassports have evolved a lot throughout ...

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2 Android Studio productivity tips you MUST know

This post will handle frequent tasks one usually do in Android Studio: Modifying layout XML files Observing logcat output If you do that actions, make sure you aware of the below tips. Modifying layout XML files When modifying XML layout files, one has to decide the ultimate decision: Which view to use – Design or Text view? Design view provides you a good visual presentation ...

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6 Steps To Develop And Publish an Android Library

Developing an open source Android Library is a great experience. You have the chance to pay back with your work all the times you used an open source library. There are a lot of libraries that we all used and that have simplified our developer life. It is, also, a great opportunity to learn because the source code is public ...

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Improve Your Application’s Performance Using HPE AppPulse Mobile

Abstract This tutorial gives an example of how to use Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s AppPulse Mobile to monitor your application’s performance. We will walk through how AppPulse Mobile can help you detect performance issues in your application easily. I am using a Mac OS X 10.10.5 with a Nexus 5 (Marshmallow 6.0) for development. The IDE used for development and testing ...

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4 Free Weather Providers API To Develop A Weather App

Android apps that give weather information are common in play store. Moreover, Weather app and widgets are one of the most downloaded items. When it is time to develop weather app, it is necessary to use a weather provider as the source of weather information. These weather providers expose a set of services or, in other words, a set of ...

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How to write NFC tag in Android

This post describes how to use NFC in Android to write smart tags. Android smartphones are capable not only to read NFC tags that contains data like URL, phone numbers and so on but using Android NFC Api is possible to write NFC tags. In this post, we will explore how to use Android Api to write NFC smart tags. ...

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Analysis: Google Moving to OpenJDK, What That Really Means

I’ve been following the news breaking since yesterday as a hacker news post highlighted that an Android commit included OpenJDK files. This is amazing news and a huge step forward for Java, its still unclear if this is just another move or the inkling of a settlement between Google and Oracle but I’m very hopeful that this is indeed a ...

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Kotlin for Android Developers

We Android Developers have a difficult situation regarding our language limitation. As you may know, current Android development only support Java 6 (with some small improvements from Java 7), so we need to deal every day with a really old language that cuts our productivity and forces us to write tons of boilerplate and fragile code that it’s difficult to ...

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