Issue #104

June 1st, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

GPlayServices #1: Save to Google Drive (

A little snippet about how to save a file (or some content) to Google Drive with the Drive API included in Google Play Services.

link image   Learn from the biggest fails in the Play store (

Android app bashing: Learn from the biggest fails in the Play store

Defining Custom Pre and Post-Processing Tasks in Gradle (

Jake Ouellette shares some Gradle tips and tricks used to make the Crashlytics plugin.

link image   How to develop an Android Weather app using Weatherlib (

Weatherlib is an Android lib that helps to easily and quickly develop a weather app. This post describes the main concepts that stand behind the lib so that you can understand it better.

How Dropbox Uses C++ for Cross-Platform iOS and Android Development (

A summary of notes from the talk by Mailbox developer Steven Kabbesʼs about how they brought Mailbox to Android.

Ford Sync AppLink Android Demo - Playing Online Audio (

This tutorial I will go over creating an app that plays an online audio stream from a mobile device over the Ford Sync system.



link image   Appnext: Get a bonus on top of your monetization revenue (

Throughout June the app developers get a bonus on top of the core revenue monetizing their apps with appnext. Try it.



link image   Unoptimized tablet experience is a missed opportunity (

After Taylor Ling saw the refreshed UI of Bank of America app which looks OK on the phone, but terribly on the tablet device, he wrote this blog post on the topic.



Senior Android Developer (

Constant Contact, Inc. is seeking a senior Android Developer who will help us build the next level of SMB Android apps. You will be working closely with our team of Android and iOS mobile developers, building some of the core technologies that we integrate in the app using your ninja coding skills.

Sr. Mobile Quality Engineer (

Do you consider yourself an expert in testing native & browser-based applications on iOS and/or Android? Do you have a passion for developing automated tests to validate quality world-class SaaS applications on mobile devices? Do you fit well embedded in a product delivery agile team and being part of a strong quality engineering community? Then Constant Contact Quality Engineering may be a great place for you!

Android Engineer @ Tumblr (New York)

A versed engineer with good taste and incredible product sense, ready to build great features with minimal direction.

Android Developer @ Phunware (Austin, TX - Newport Beach, CA - San Diego, CA)

Phunware is the 4th fastest growing software company in the U.S. per the latest Inc. 500 and we are very proud to have been named to the Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Create experiences for top customer brands in all categories from Sports to Entertainment.

Android Engineer @ Asana (San Francisco, CA)

Asana’s mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly. We’re hard at work building our next generation of native mobile apps and this is an opportunity for Android experts to round out the team and lead our Android dev efforts from the ground up!


Libraries & Code

PID Cat (

Jake Wharton's update to Jeff Sharkey's excellent logcat color script which only shows log entries for processes from a specific application package.

AnDevCon 2014: "Building Custom Camera Applications" (

Notes and GitHub repo from AnDevCon Boston presentation "Building a Custom Camera Application".

Android SlideShow Widget (

A set of widgets to create smooth slide shows with ease. The slide show components are fully customizable and are not limited to pictures, you can slide whatever you want to (text, etc.).

link image   MagicViews (

Provides a simple way to set custom font in Android application with more coming soon.



Android Studio 0.5.9 Released - Android Tools Project Site (

Google just released Android Studio 0.5.9 with numerous bug fixes and improvements.



Infinum Android Talks #05 (

Learn about best practices, tools and libraries for creating better Android apps! 1. Square tape - +Ivan Kocijan  2. UI optimization of android applications - +Dino Kovač  3. DbInspector library - Dino Kovač 4. Android labs notifier -Ivan Marić 5. OnSavedInstanceState - +Marko Vitas