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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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Android: Leaf fall-like animation using property animators

In the previous tutorial we explained how property animations work in general. Now we’ll go even further and explain how to create a property animation that would create leaf-falling-like effect for an ImageView in which we’ll, apparently put images of leaves. For that purpose we need few images that represent leaves. We found the ones we use in the example ...

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Android: Multi-touch gestures controller

Few of our projects (ours or for clients) required to implement a multi-touch features for manipulation over images with the standard gestures (drag&drop, rotate, zoom). While an implementation of a multi-touch controller is challenging and fun thing to do, it consumes a lot of time and if there is something ready and simply works, why reinvent the wheel? So we ...

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Android: Finding the SD Card Path

Finding the SD Card path in Android is easy right? All you have to do is use Environment.getExternalStoreDirectory(), and you’re good to go! Well, not quite. After all, that’s what StackOverflow says. If you actually try the above method on a Samsung device, life won’t be fun for you. Environment.getExternalStoreDirectory() actually returns the incorrect path on most Samsung devices. That’s ...

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Android Tutorial: Enter the DROID World

Well quite frankly i’m late to the game, but here i am, getting my hands dirty(or wet or whatever you might call it) in the world of android. This post will focus on how to set up the android SDK, setting up ADT for eclipse as well as an introduction to the structure of a typical android project using an ...

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Android Dialog – Android Custom Dialog

In this tutorial I am going to describe how to create Android Custom Dialg. Android Dialog Create Android Project AndroidDialog ; File -> New -> Android Project Android Layout activity_android_dialog.xml <RelativeLayout xmlns:android='http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android' xmlns:tools='http://schemas.android.com/tools' android:layout_width='match_parent' android:layout_height='match_parent' > <Button android:id='@+id/btn_launch' android:layout_width='wrap_content' android:layout_height='wrap_content' android:layout_alignParentTop='true' android:layout_centerHorizontal='true' android:layout_marginTop='115dp' android:text='Launch Dialog' /> <TextView android:id='@+id/textView1' android:layout_width='wrap_content' android:layout_height='wrap_content' android:layout_alignParentLeft='true' android:layout_alignParentTop='true' android:layout_marginLeft='28dp' android:layout_marginTop='54dp' android:text='@string/app_desc' android:textAppearance='?android:attr/textAppearanceLarge' /> </RelativeLayout> Dialog Layout ...

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Android books giveaway for celebrating Packt’s 1000 title Roundup

Hello fellow Java Geeks! Our second giveaway of Packt Publishing’s best selling books on Android has ended. The Prize Winners The 4 lucky winners that will receive the e-book prizes are (names are as appeared on their emails) : Joakim Lagström Rizwan Ahamath Burhanudeen Isreal esau sugganbuggan Each one of the 4 winners will receive a copy of their favorite e-books on Android programming for free : The ...

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