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Latest Issue

Mobile-logo-1 Mobile-logo-2 #149
April 19th, 2015

Articles & Tutorials

 
link image   Android battery status via BroadcastReceiver (alexzh.com)

In this post you'll learn how to read the battery status using the BroadcastReceiver.

 
How to respond to any messaging notification on Android (medium.com)

Ever wonder how cool it would be to respond to pending Messenger notifications from your code? In this article you'll learn how to do it.

 
Determine when App is Opened or Closed (engineering.meetme.com)

In this post you'll learn how to detect wether an app is open or closed.

 
Why Android Unit Testing is so Hard (Part 1) (philosophicalhacker.com)

A follow up post to "Against Android Unit Tests" explaining the difficulties of testing an Android app.

 
Android’s 10 Millisecond Problem: The Android Audio Path Latency Explainer (superpowered.com)

A very good explanation why writing latency critical audio apps is a tough problem on Android.

 

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Libraries & Code

 
Weatherlib (survivingwithandroid.github.io)

Weatherlib aggregates proprietary 3rd party weather APIs and presents those functions through a simple, unified, normalized API.

 
Material Dialogs (github.com)

New version 0.7.2.4 of Material designed dialogs has been released.

 
WearViewStub (github.com)

Display different layout on Android Wear Square / Round / Moto 360.

 
Curved Fab Reveal Example (github.com)

Very nice UI motion example of a circle morphing into a view. It's probably too specific to be reused 'as is' - but you can learn how to create an awesome interface.

 
Cector-Compat (github.com)

A support library for VectorDrawable and AnimatedVectorDrawable classes introduced in Lollipop.

 
Decor (github.com)

Decor is a library that applies decorators to android layout with additional attributes without the need to extend and create a cutom view for each functionnality.

 

News

 
link image   Drive app installs through App Indexing (android-developers.blogspot.de)

App indexing is a method from Google to make your app content searchable and linkable. Starting from now it is also a ranking factor for Android users.

 

Videos

 
Square’s approach to Android crashes (www.youtube.com)

The Square Register Android app has few crashes. Getting there requires a systematic approach: coding defensively, gathering information, measuring impact and improving architecture. This talk presents our concrete steps towards lowering the crash rate, from the general philosophy to the tools we use, together with real crash examples.

 

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