Issue #125

October 26th, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Which are the top platforms, tools, rev models? (

VisionMobile has just launched their latest Developer Economics survey and is tracking developer trends across platforms, app revenues and dev tools - as well as investigating the emerging IoT market. The key findings from the survey will become available in the form of a free research report in February.

This is how Google kills your app (

An interesting article about what happens when Google removes your app (because of a policy violation).

Palette in Action (

Another Palette in action blog post by Mark Allison.

Advocating Fragment Oriented Applications (

A 6 part mini series about use of Fragments in Android apps.

Getting Your Apps Ready for Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 (

Official blog post on how to get your apps ready for the new Android devices.

Material Design Everywhere (

An explainatory post by Antonio Leiva on how to use the new Android Compat library.

WebView unbundled from from Android (

Good news for all hybrid app developers. The WebView is now unbundled from Android and can be automatically updated from the Google Play store.

Is your application too big? (

In this post on Google+ by Ian Lake he explains how to get around the DEX limit by using MultiDex support. But he notes that you should try Proguard before going down the MultiDex rabbit hole.

NumberProgressBar (

A very sleek progress bar that also shows a percentage number.

First look at AnimatedVectorDrawable (

Android Lollipop introduced a lot of sweet new classes. In this post you'll lean how to use AnimatedVectorDrawable.

Building Applications for Android TV (

In this post by David Gonzales you'll learn how to build applications for Android TV. He'll walk you though the subtle differences comparing to developing a smartphone or tablet app.

Slides on Test Automation (

A few slides by Andy Dyer about which libraries (like Dagger and Mockito) to use for test automation.

Hosting Android Dependencies on GitHub (

In this post by Andy Dyer you'll learn how to prepare some code on Github to be easily included via gradle.



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Senior Android Developer (Tysons Corner, VA)

Android App Makers wanted! Come join a team building the next-generation of financial apps for Capital One. If Jelly Bean and KitKat make you think of ViewPagers and Fragments instead of tasty treats, then you need to come check us out! We're looking for developers with 2+ years Android experience.

Android Engineer (Zurich, Switzerland)

We are looking for experienced Android engineers to join our team in Zurich, as part of Numbrs. Come and help us to revolutionise the banking industry. Zurich is at the technological forefront, much like our cutting edge banking app Numbrs.


Libraries & Code

link image   Palette v21 (

Tried the Android Lollipop SDK? You may have noticed that Palette's API has been updated. As before, Palette allows you to extract colors from images for use in your UI.

TaggerString (

TaggerString is very light library which allows to build dynamic string resource in much more readable way.

Recyclerview with sticky headers (

Android library that integrate sticky section headers in your RecyclerView.

Display DrawerLayout over ActionBar but under StatusBar (

A lot of peeps were asking so Chris Banes explains on StackOverflow.

Manifestreplace Gradle Plugin (

Gradle plugin to add more placeholders to your manifest.xml.

EfficientAdapter (

An efficient adapter to make the use of RecyclerView much easier for Android.

FloatLabelLayout (

A short little gist by Chris Banes that implements the float label UI pattern.

Talon for Twitter (

This is the complete version of the Twitter client that Luke Klinker created for Android. It is 100% open source, the only thing that you will have to do plug in is your own API keys. If you want to see a well structured app in action then check it out.



What's new in Android Lollipop (

The official blog post about Android Lollipop.



Live Templates for Android Studio (

Do you have the feeling that your fingers and keystrokes are limiting your developing speed? Then check out these templates for Android Studio - they'll make you blazing fast.



link image   Google Opening Keynote at the 2014 Big Android BBQ (

Reto Meier, Timothy Jordan, and Chet Haase give the opening keynote address at the 5th Anniversary of the Big Android BBQ at the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Deep Dive Into State Restoration (

Matthias Käppler SoundCloud @Droidcon (

Matthias Käppler presenting SoundClouds architecture.