Issue #52

February 5th, 2013

Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild PreferenceActivity , PreferenceFragment and headers (Part 1) (

This series of blog posts by Gabriele Mariotti explains how to create proper preferences for your app - the Android way.


PreferenceActivity , PreferenceFragment and headers (Part 2) (

PreferenceActivity , PreferenceFragment and headers (Part 3) (

Android: is onDestroy the new onStop? (
In this blog post by Kiran Rao you'll learn the quirks and perks of using onStop in your Activity lifecycle. You'll also learn on how to it better.

How accurate is Android GPS? (
Understand location is a blog post by Andy Gup that explains everything you need to know about GPS location data.

Core App Quality Guidelines (
Android app Quality Guidelines. A checklist to do a quick QA and make sure your app meets the minimum bar for quality.


Bugdroid needs you Android/Linux Engineer ! (Paris, France)
Genymobile is a French expert company on Android OS and Application area. We are looking for Linux hacker, Android Fan and Metal music lover ! You want to work on INNOVATIVE projects like Home Automation, Connected Object, .... joint the team !

Post a job on Android Weekly (


Android Developer Conference (
Check out a blog post about a free-to-attend Android developer event at Apps World North America on February 7-8 in San Francisco is all set to feature various leading Android developers, authors, evangelists and operators divulging their expertise on all things Droid.

Libraries & Code

EventBus (
EventBus is an Android optimized publish/subscribe event bus. A typical use case for Android apps is gluing Activities, Fragments, and background threads together.

GlowPadBackport (
GlowPadView is a circular grid of dots, with a central handle that the user can grab to various customizable targets. It is heavily based upon Google's own internal implementation of the GlowPadView found in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

TimesSquare (
TimeSquare is a standalone Android widget for picking a single date from a calendar view.

ADAFramework (
Android Data Abstraction Framework is an ORM library that aims to simplify your code. With plenty of examples and screencasts the frameworks looks quit ok. Unfortunately I cannot see any tests in the repository so I cannot evaluate the robustness of the library.

JazzyViewPager (
An easy to use ViewPager that adds an awesome set of custom swiping animations. Just change your ViewPagers to JazzyViewPagers and you're good to go!

parcelabler: for implementing Android’s Parcelable interface (
Writing parcelables can be a time consuming task. Luckily Dallas Gutauckis implemented a generator to build all the bolierplate code.


Link Bild Leaked Documents Confirm Android Key Lime Pie Launch (

You can hear it on the streets: Key Lime Pie is on it's way.