Issue #54

February 22nd, 2013

Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild Using Cryptography to Store Credentials Safely (

If you're using SecureRandom credential storage you should read this official Blog post on the official Android blog to avoid common antipatterns.


WMS On Android (
Sam Halperin has written a tutorial about the Web Map Service in the GoogleMaps v2 for Android API. It's intended as a reference to help someone trying to get WMS tiles (i.e. from GeoServer) onto an Android map.


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

Backend for your App (
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Libraries & Code

Sticky Grid Headers (
Tonic Artos has created an Android Library that makes it easy to make grid views with sectioned data and headers that stick to the top.

Simpl3r (
A simple abstraction to upload multipart files directly to Amazon S3.

ListViewAnimations (
Niek Haarman has released a library that provides animations for ListViews. The sourcecode is available on BitBucket.

Android Chips EditText (
Ketan Parmar has released a ChipsEditTextView which is a tokenized auto-completing text editing field like the recipients field in your gmail client.

tellandroid (
A set of utilities to make it easier to work with the android emulator telnet protocol.


Post a job on Android Weekly (


Link Bild How To Design For Android Devices (

Meng To has released a brief guide how to design for Android devices.



Androidkickstartr updates (
Android Kickstarter is a nifty little tool to generate a preconfigured skeleton for your Android app. They've updated some configutions options lately, so if you start with a fresh codebase you should check it out.

Android Toolbox

Link Bild Android Weekly Toolbox! (

Choosing the right libraries to get things done can be a tough job. We've compiled a lot of them that we've found during the last years of Android development.