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Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild AndroidKickstartR (androidkickstartr.com)

AndroidKickstartR helps you to quickly create a well configured Android application using the most popular libraries. It creates and configures your project for you. Just focus on code!

 

Adding a change log dialog to your app (martin.cubeactive.com)
Release often, release early - it's a good mantra in software development. To keep your customers up to date you may use a changelog dialog. This post explains how to do it.

Take These Steps to Make your Android App Accessible (grokkingandroid.com)
In this blog post Wolfram Rittmeyer explains the steps that are necessary to make your Android app accessible.

Styling the ActionBar Part 4 (blog.stylingandroid.com)
Mark Allisons 4th post about styling the ActionBar. You should check out the past posts if you haven't already.

Libraries & Code

ShowcaseView (github.co)
The ShowcaseView library is designed to highlight and showcase specific parts of apps to the user with a distinctive and attractive overlay.

Meet Polaris, a map library for Android (android.cyrilmottier.com)
Polaris is a nice library, by Cyrill Mottier, that makes the developer life much easier when dealing with Google Maps. Read a nice wrap up of all features in his blog post. The source is released on Github.

News

Link Bild Ericsson Application Awards 2013 (ericssonapplicationawards.com)

Ericsson has started Application Awards 2013. So if you have a good app idea, go for the 25.000 € prize money.

 

App development growing: Android vs. iOS (gigaom.com)
Good news everyone! According to a GigaOM survey the amount of apps developed on Android is growing at a faster rate than iOS.

Free Trial Period (developer.android.com)
If you want to lower the entry barrier for customers to use your app, while keeping you revenue stream steady check out the new try-and-buy feature for in-app-subscriptions.

Video

Link Bild Android Developer Lab+ - Connectivity APIs (wla.tv)

This recorded Android Developer Lab+ hangout deals about Connectivity APIs.

 

App of the Week

Polaris Sample (play.google.com)
A demonstration application for the polaris library project