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Latest Issue

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September 14th, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Match Timer – Part 4 (

Mark Allison continues the series, turning attention to notifications which are the primary mechanism for updating the user and providing easy access to information.

What Should You Localize? (

Dan Lew shares some useful tips about all the strings that need to be localized in an Android app.

Programmers day Android app in Kotlin (

In view of the fact that on Saturday we celebrate Programmer Day, Paweł Gajda decided to write a simple app for this event in Android Platform using Kotlin.

Compiling native libraries for Android L (

With Android L, Google has forced that only PIE (Position-independent executable) will be supported on Android and this article explains how developers can create PIE executables.

Fast, auto-generated streaming JSON parsing for Android (

Instagram Engineering has released an annotation processor that automatically generates the JSON stream parsing code for huge speed increases over Jackson ObjectMapper or others.

Conference Data Sync and GCM in the Google I/O App (

Keeping data in sync with the cloud is an important part of many applications, and the Google I/O App is no exception. Bruno Oliveira, tech lead of the 2014 Google I/O mobile app, describes the approaches taken in the implementation.

Building a RecyclerView LayoutManager – Part 2 (

In this second post of the series, Dave Smith adds support for a few additional features to the custom LayoutManager that the average adapter-based view is expected to have.



link image   Gain more visibility to boost app performance (

Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM Performance Visualizer is a comprehensive software suite designed to give you deep-dive visibility into system resources, allowing you to optimize application performance. This helps make it easier to pinpoint and resolve performance bottlenecks so your apps run at peak levels.



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Libraries & Code

android-floatinglabel-widgets (

A set of input widgets with a hint label that floats when input is not empty.

SnackBar (

SnackBar is a toast-like alert pattern for Android inspired by the Google Material Design Spec.

ig-json-parser (

Fast JSON parser for java projects



link image   Introducing dspec (

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily provide the spec values as input and get it rendered on top of your UI for comparison? Enter dspec, a super simple way to define UI specs that can be rendered on top of Android UIs.

Android Studio Tips Of the Day – Roundup #1 (

Philippe Breault shares many useful keyboard shortcuts available in Android Studio.

Android Studio 0.8.10 Released (

Android Studio 0.8.10 has been released to the canary channel. While primarily focusing on bug fixes, there are some notable new features, including a new memory monitor, increased speed and accuracy of Analyze > Inspect Code, and a few new Lint checks.



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