Issue #155

May 31st, 2015

Articles & Tutorials

link image   Only on Android (

Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.

Introduction to WebRTC on Android (

In this blog post the author investigates how you can get started with building WebRTC into your Android apps, using the native libraries provided by the WebRTC Initiative.

Mastering "Product Flavors" on Android (

How do you work with different hosts, icons, or even package names, from a build of the same app. One easy way to go is Product Flavors.

MVVM on Android: What You Need to Know (

This year’s Google IO introduces an awesome new framework for Android developers that allows for “binding” of views to fields on an arbitrary object



link image   In-App Feedback and Bug Reporting for Android apps (

With just a shake of a phone, Instabug allows your users and testers to report bugs/feedback with annotated screenshots and repro-steps from inside your app. You can forward this report to your favourite tool; JIRA, Bitbucket, Github, Zendesk, Integrate Instabug SDK with one line of code!

link image   The Most Powerful, Lightweight NDK Crash Reporting (

To fix native crashes, you need a solution that not only gives you total visibility into your app’s performance but is also dead simple to integrate. Trusted by Path, Rdio and other top apps on Google Play, we offer unlimited developer seats at no cost. Enjoy it on us!

link image   Android Developers are In-demand! (

In 1 week on the Hired Marketplace, you'll get 5+ offers from top tech companies around the US and UK. Want to learn more? Check out Hired today!



Device Metrics (

Select a device to view detailed information, recommended material design measurements, and values for portrait and landscape orientations.

link image   The Journey to Material (

The author describes how he redesigned Photo Editor by Aviary for Google’s new design language.

Material icons (

Material icons are beautifully crafted, delightful, and easy to use in your web, Android, and iOS projects. Learn more about material design and our process for making these icons in the system icons section of the material design guidelines.

Best-In-Class Android Design - Android Apps on Google Play (

This showcase recognizes excellence in applying material design to create engaging user experiences. The six winners represent best-in-class applications of specific aspects of material design.



Android Developer @ ustwo (London)

We’re looking for a Senior Android Developer with the skills and passion to help us build innovative digital products for a wide range of clients, and also our own products and services. We value collaboration and happiness to enable our teams to deliver products that make a real difference.

Android Developer @ Avast (Prague, Czech Republic)

part of a team of great developers that work on the best security apps - we work hard but also have fun! Come and join us!


Libraries & Code

Ormlite-android-gradle-plugin (

A Gradle plugin for Android to generate an ORMLite configuration file and boost DAO creation

Cheesesquare (

Demos the new Android Design library



link image   Android Studio v1.3 Developer Preview (

Today, a fresh release of Android Studio hit the Canary channel, and it brings one of the most often requested features: C/C++ support with refactoring, code completion, and debugging capabilities.

Project Brillo (

Brillo extends the Android platform to all your connected devices, so they are easy to set up and work seamlessly with each other and your smartphone.

A Closer Look at Google Play services 7.5 (

You’ll find the addition of Smart Lock for Passwords, Instance ID, new APIs for Google Cloud Messaging and Google Cast, as well as access to the Google Maps API on Android Wear devices.

Introducing the Google Identity Platform (

The Google Identity Platform is a suite of developer tools that cuts friction out of every step of getting people signed in: Smart Lock for Passwords, Google Sign-in, and Identity Toolkit.

Auto Backup for Apps (

Devices running the Android M Preview system help ensure a good experience for users by automatically backing up app data to Google Drive.

Android M Developer Preview (

Get ready for the next version of Android. Test your apps on Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player. Explore what's new — runtime permissions, Doze and App Standby power-saving features, new assist technology, and more.



link image   Google I/O 2015 Keynote (

Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google

What's New in Android Development Tools (

Jamal Eason, Tor Norbye and Xavier Ducrohet share what's new in Android Development Tools

What's new in Android (

Chet Haase and Dan Sandler quickly share what's new in Android