Issue #112

July 27th, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

KNOX Contribution to Android: Accelerating Android in the Workplace (

Recently at Google I/O, Google announced a comprehensive set of new features that will allow IT organizations to easily deploy and manage Android devices in enterprise environments. These features will be built into the upcoming Android L release.

Simple Ripple + Reveal + Elevation tutorial (

In this tutorial you will learn how to implement a material design ripple, elevation and reveal effect for your views.

How templates can save your time? (

In this post by Dmytro Danylyk you'll learn how to create live templates to generate boilerplate code (in this case Parcelable.Creator).

Floating Action Button (

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a floating action button like in the new Gmail app. There is a Gist so that you can directly embed this component in your project.

Android AutoCompleteTextView With Suggestions From a Web Service (

In this blog post for beginners you'll learn how to create an AutoCompleteTextView that gets its suggestions by a web service.

Irregular Shapes – Part 4 (

Mark Allisons fourth part of how to create irregular shapes.

Migrating to the new project structure (

In this post by Bryan Emmanuel you learn how to migrate an old project the gradle way.

Why we love parcable (

An ode how to pass data between activities via parcables.

link image   Developing Watchfaces for Android Wear (

James Barr from Two Toasters has written an article how to dive into Watchface development. They also released a Watchface template on Github.



link image   Splash Screens (

Riyaz Ahamed has posted a rant on splash screens that do nothing beside annoying the user. We strongly agree!



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Libraries & Code

Watchface Template (

If you want to develop a Watchface for Android Wear then this might be your starting point. Be sure you also read Two Toasters blog post about wear development.

CircularFloatingActionMenu (

An animated, customizable circular floating menu for Android, inspired by Path app.

Floating Action Button (

Another floating action button implementation.

Magnet (

This library enables you to create a window icon similar to Facebooks chat icon, and also similar to the Link Bubble app.

CircleView (

A circle view containing title and subtitle.


App of the Week

Custom Watch face for Android Wear (

We've published an update to our custom watch face. It now works properly on the LG G Watch too. Be sure to checkout the code on GitHub.