Issue #154

May 24th, 2015

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Image Recognition for Android Testing (

This article walks you through of basic example how to use image recognition for mobile game testing and what sort of assets and test script you need for that.

The latest Wear update has a bunch of great new features (

Android Developer Advocate Adam Koch describes some changes in the new Wearable UI library.

Using Transitions API to Create Android App Animations (

Starting Android 4.4 KitKat and beyond, Transitions API became available. Transitions API also exists in the support library, so it can be used to create animation for almost any version of Android.

link image   Avengers meet Dagger2, RxJava and Retrofit in a clean way (

If you are an Android developer and don't recognize the words Dagger 2, RxJava or Retrofit, this series will put some focus on giving the basic ideas of how to use these frameworks together with a Clean Architecture perspective.

OkHttp 2.4.0-RC1 has HttpUrl (

Neither of Java’s built-in APIs make it easy to get at a URL’s query parameters. Instead, you end up having to muck around with several different classes. HttpUrl is a new class in OkHttp 2.4-RC1 that makes URLs easy.

Manual Layout Transitions – Part 2 (

In this article Mark Allison takes a further step and look to automatically generate animations between two distinct layout states.

Stinson's playbook for Mosby (

Hannes Dorfmann has implemented a mail client sample to describe how to use Mosby (a Model-View-Presenter library for Android) and to answer some of the common questions that have been asked.

Fragmented Podcast - Episode 8 (

In this episode, Donn & Kaushik talk to Philip Simpson, one of the rockstar developers of the amazing Pocket Casts Android Application, and about some of the tools, tips and tricks that they’ve used to help them scale, grow and become more effective as indie app developers.

What I’ve Learned From Trying to Make An Android App Unit Testable (

The conclusions from a series of articles on making android apps unit testable.



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Libraries & Code

Mizuu (

Mizuu is a user friendly, open source media center application for Android. The application helps manage all your movie and TV show video files - and automatically fetches useful information about the video content, including title, plot, cover art and actors.

Rx-android-architecture (

This is an ambitious example project of a reference architecture for Android using RxJava for an app based on streams of data.

RxRecyclerView (

Crazy easy to use RecyclerView Adapter for applications using RxJava

JumpingBeans (

A Span-based library to make your text jump like Mexican beans! Or rather, like the '...' that Hangouts uses to indicate that someone is typing, or some other kind of ongoing activity.



link image   Building for Smartwatches with Android Wear (

Paul Lammertsma talks about wearables in a session on Android Wear during mdevcon 2015 in Amsterdam

Digging Into Android Startup (

Dave Smith's high-level walkthrough of the Android boot process, from power button to Launcher. Discussion of Android application launching process.



Survey: Which tools do you use? (

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What's New in Android: Hack@Home (

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