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Android Activity Animation Customization Tutorial

If you are thinking on customizing the animation of Activity transition then probably you would look for ActivityOptions class introduced in Android 4.1 (Jelly bean). This class has provided three methods which can help you to customize the Activity Animation. These are given in the table below. ActivityOptions Class Methods Function Name Description makeCustomAnimation This method allows to pass custom ...

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Android Voice Recognition Tutorial

You may have heard about the “ Google Now project” where you give the voice command and Android fetches result for you. It recognizes your voice and converts it into the text or takes the appropriate action. Have you ever thought how is it done? If your answer is voice recognition API, then you are absolutly right. Recently while playing ...

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Android: File transfer with asmack and Openfire

I have seen many peoples struggling from file transfer in asmack – Android build environment and patches for smack. I tried same library with Openfire server after some debugging got success in it. So I will like to share my problem and solution for it. I found that the problem is in Byte Stream host, it tries to connect to ...

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Android WebView CSS Support

Creating HTML applications can be a great way to cut down development time between two platforms. The trend today is to develop a web app for iOS (with varing amount of native code) and simply use the HTML, CSS, and Javascript on other platforms like Android. The process can work well, and it can save you considerable time while still ...

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Android Performance Tweaking: ParseArray Versus Hashmap

One of the more recent Android ADT updates added Android Lint. Lint will check your Android project for simples things that you can change to improve your app. Lint notifies you about things like: Unused resources Simple code changes to improve performance Inefficiencies in XML layouts such as nested weights or unused layouts And a few other things. When I ...

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Android – Using Jelly Bean notifications

Last post was long ago! I’ve been very busy lately… but learning a lot from Android! (and Node js too… I’m in love with this platform!) Other things that I decided for those who are following me is that, since now, articles will only be in English (sorry =/ ) and all the source code of my examples will be ...

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Top 5 Picks of Google IO 2012

Google IO 2012 developer conference has just concluded last week amid lot of fanfare. I for one think that Google has lot more influence on Enterprise technology than it seems. Some of what Enterprises see as latest and greatest of technology (such as Map Reduce) has been pioneered in Google a while ago. This is one the main reasons why ...

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Android – Dashboard design pattern implementation

Before reading this article, please learn the prerequisites mentioned above so that you can have better idea for the implementation of this solution which i am going to discuss here. Do you know what is Dashboard pattern exactly? In brief, we can say Dashboard is a page containing large and clear symbols of main functionality and optionally an area for ...

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Android: Smooth List Scrolling

If I had to compare iOS to Android and only list one major benefit iOS has over Android, it would be the scrolling list performance, hands down (and I’m not the only one, or two, or three to say this…). Seeing as scrolling lists are essential to just about every major mobile app, it affects the end user the most. ...

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