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Android: Loaders versus AsyncTask

One of the biggest pieces of Android that I have neglected to learn about would be Loaders. Seeing as it’s time for me to learn it, perhaps I can help you out a bit with it as well. My main interest with the Loader concept is how it melds with the tried and true AsyncTask, and if it’s really better ...

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Android Hello World Example – How to develop android apps

In this tutorial, we will go through the necessary steps you need to take in order to develop your first Android application in Eclipse IDE using the ADT plugin and run it with an Android Virtual Device. The ADT plugin provides easy Android Project creation and management with rich editor features and documentation as well as Android Virtual Device (AVD) management.   ...

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Android Reverse Engineering and Decompilation

Reverse engineering of android java app using apktool, dex2jar, jd-gui to convert .apk file to .java. By reverse engineering of android app (.apk file) we can get following : understand how a particular UI in an App is constructed reading AndroidManifest.xml – permissions, activities, intents etc in the App native libraries and images used in that App obsfucated code ( ...

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Java to iOS Objective-C translation tool and runtime

If you work on a mobile app and you’re planning on developing it on Android and iOS, it may be less work for you to write it on Android first. Google recently released a new tool that makes porting Java code to iOS much easier. The project (j2objc) can be found here. To give the program a quick test run, ...

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Android – Select multiple photos from Gallery

Today i am going to discuss about implementation of selecting multiple photos from Photo Gallery. You know, i have searched enough to find out a solution for selecting multiple images from android’s native gallery. There are 2 ways to implement multi selection of images in gallery: 1) Intent for getting multiple images 2) Define custom gallery with fetching and loading ...

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Turbo-charge your Android emulator for faster development

I came across an article, which claims to boost the Android emulator’s performance using Intel’s Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) driver. It got me excited and I decided to verify this claim. This blog entry is my story. My tools: Android SDK r20.0.3 Intellij Community Edition 11.1.3 Basically, the special ‘enhancement’ provided by Intel is a special x86 Atom system ...

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Start Android Development in 5 Minutes

Android OS is the most popular mobile OS nowadays (leading market with %46.9 above iOS’s %18.8). Besides, globally over %20 of computers are mobile devices. So, over %10 of people in the world uses Android OS and softwares related with it. For this reason, Android application development is a very important issue for developers and software engineers.This post will describe ...

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