Issue #108

June 29th, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Android L Developer Preview (

Get an early look at the next release and get your apps ready when the platform officially launches.

How to Implement an Infinitely Scrolling List in Android (

A common requirement from such a List or Grid is to dynamically load more data as the user keeps scrolling down making it a potentially infinite scrolling list. This article will show how to implement this feature in your app.

link image   An animated, circular indeterminate progress bar (

Antoine Merle had quite a lot of fun making a circular indeterminate progress bar and wanted to share it.

Facilitating User Input and Interaction (

In order to showcase some of the most interesting application bits of code in Capitaine Train for Android, Cyril Mottier thought it could be helpful to Android developers to start a small series of posts.



link image   Google's New Design Page (

This site is for exploring how Google goes about seeking to build experiences that surprise and enlighten users. You can read about design guidelines, download assets and resources.



Sr. Software Engineer (Android/ 74-030414A) (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Control4 Corporation, a worldwide leader in home automation, has an immediate need for a Senior Software Engineer specializing in Android to work to produce quality consumer mobile and tablet applications, design and develop new functionality and robust foundation code to be used by multiple teams.

Android Engineer @ Pinterest (San Francisco, CA)

We’re looking for Android Engineer's to help us build one of the best Android apps on the market. You should have experience delivering great apps and get excited by writing performant code for mobile devices. This is a full-time position based in San Francisco, CA.


Libraries & Code

OkHttp 2.0 (

OkHttp has outgrown the HttpURLConnection API. Its fully-synchronous API means that application code needs to manage how requests are dispatched. With 2.0, OkHttp introduces three fundamental types: Request, Response, and Call.

jdamcd/android-crop (

An Android library project to provide a simple image cropping Activity, based on code from AOSP.



link image   Google I/O: Design, Develop, Distribute (

At this year's Google I/O, the focus was on three key themes: design, develop, distribute, helping you build your app from start to finish.

New in Android: L Developer Preview and Google Play Services 5.0 (

At Google, the focus is on providing a seamless experience for users across all of the screens in their lives. This includes extending Android to the TV (Android TV), to the car (Android Auto) and to wearables (Android Wear), among others. Here's an overview of what's coming in the next version of Android and Play Services.

Games at Google I/O '14: Everyone's Playing Games (

Google announced a number of games related launches and upcoming technologies across Google Play Games, the Android platform and its new form factors.



link image   Android Studio Beta Released (

Google just released Android Studio Beta version 0.8.0 with support for the L preview and new platforms including Android Wear and TV.



What's new in Android development tools (

Since its introduction last year, the Android Tools team has added a lot of enhancements to Android Studio. In this video they provide an in depth tour of the Android development tools and take a closer look at everything new - along with tips and tricks for getting the most out of them!

Using Android L: a first look at Google's future (

There are three major changes on the surface of Android’s L preview worth paying attention to: an overall design overhaul, improved notifications, and rethought multitasking. The Verge takes a look in this video.

Material world: how Google discovered what software is made of (

Matias Duarte, vice president of design at Google, shares thoughts about the central principle of Material Design. It’s the unifying metaphor behind Google’s new design direction, providing a unified set of physics and rules for how software should look and act.