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Android Animations – Quick Guide

A quick guide in the world of animations in Android from Chandan, one of our JCG partners. (NOTE: The original post has been slightly edited to improve readability) Setting animations to a layout programmatically is described below. Here we go: Create an XML file named for example “bottom_out.xml” and place it in a folder called “anim” inside the “res” folder. ...

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Android JSON Parsing with Gson Tutorial

Apart from XML, JSON is a very common format used in API responses. Its simplicity has helped to gain quite the adoption in favor of the more verbose XML. Additionally, JSON can easily be combined with REST producing clear and easy to use APIs. Android includes support for JSON in its SDK as someone can find in the JSON package ...

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Android Quick Preferences Tutorial

When developing a mobile application, a common need that arises is the one of storing user’s preferences and using them when the application starts. Since this is a recurring need, Google has created a preferences framework for us. The provided mechanism allows us to show, save and manipulate user’s preferences very easily. Furthermore, the framework has support for automatic UI ...

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Android Proximity Alerts Tutorial

Smart-phones are taking over the mobile world, this is a fact. Since GPS devices are usually found embedded in those phones, there is already a notable rise in applications that take advantage of the offered geographical positioning functionality. A type of those applications is the one of Location Based Services, where the service exploits knowledge about where the mobile user ...

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Android Full App, Part 8: Creating an AppWidget for the home screen

This is the eight part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Android Full App, Part 7: Using options menus and customized dialogs for user interaction

This is the seventh part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Boost your Android XML parsing with XML Pull

In today’s technology world, XML parsing capabilities are a necessity for a big number of applications whether they are mobile, enterprise or in the cloud. Despite the fact that XML is bloated and very verbose, it still remains king in the field of data exchange (JSON is a nice alternative, check our tutorial for JSON integration with GWT). There are ...

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Android Full App, Part 6: Customized list view for data presentation

This is the sixth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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Android Full App, Part 5: Launching new activities with intents

This is the fifth part of the “Android Full Application Tutorial” series. The complete application aims to provide an easy way of performing movies/actors searching over the internet. In the first part of the series (“Main Activity UI”), we created the Eclipse project and set up a basic interface for the main activity of the application. In the second part ...

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