Issue #53

February 11th, 2013

Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild Adding ActionViews to Your ActionBar (

Post by Wolfgang Rittmeyer on how to ActionViews to your ActionBar


Text Clock – Part 4 (
4th post by Mark Allison on how to create a text clock widget.

Writing a Real Android App from Scratch (
A nice series of blog posts by Ashok Gelal on how to write a real world Android app from the scratch.

Android Anti-Patterns (
Great post by Christopher Tate on Google+ about Android antipatterns and how to do it correctly.


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Libraries & Code

Mechanoid (
Mechanoid is a set of Xtext DSL's for the rapid development of Android applications. It covers database management, network code and preferences.

Android-AnnotatedSQL (
Android library for auto generating SQL schema and Content Provider by annotations. You will get a full-featured content provider in 5 minutes.

Android Validator (
Romain Piel has released a component that helps you with form validation.

ZXing Barcode Scanner Android library (
Joe Simpson has ported the ZXing barcode scanning library to work in fragment.

AndroidAnnotations (
The Android Annotations project has been updated. Android Annotations is a library that puts your biolerplate code on a diet.

Crouton (
Crouton is a class that can be used by Android developers that feel the need for an alternative to the Context insensitive Toast.

Indic-text-renderer (
Using FreeType (font rasterization engine) and Harfbuzz-ng (complex script layout engine), this Android widget allows Indic text (Devanagari / Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu etc) to be rendered on Android phones without having to root the phone.


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.

AnDevCon Spring 2013 (
AnDevCon Spring, May 28-31, Boston, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. Receive a $100 discount off the prevailing rate of either the 4-day or 3-day pass by inserting the code MEDIASPONSOR when prompted on the eRegistration page linked from

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Testing China Mobile Internet Market Insight Report 2012 (
Android Device Usage & Testing Trends