Issue #64

June 21st, 2013

Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild Context, What Context? (

Most Android developers are using the Context object intuively, some of them in a wrong way. Dave Smith has posted an awesome article on understanding the concept of Contexts in Android and how to use them right.


Cloud Save – Part 2 (
Part 2 of Mark Allisons Cloud Save tutorial series.

Cloud Save – Part 3 (
Part 3 of Mark Allisons Cloud Save tutorial series.

Headless Fragments (
Lars Vogel has updated his Fragments tutorial where he explains how to use headless retained fragments to handle configuration changes in Android applications.

Fused location provider example (
The Fused Location Provider intelligently manages the underlying location technology and gives you the best location according to your needs. Ketan Parmar has published a blog post how the fused location provider can be used in an example application.

ListView Hybrid Choice Behavior (
In this post Kiran Rao explains how to implement a ListView that has a tap to open a single item and a long-tap to choose multiple items to perform a common action on them.

Migrating Your Android App to Android Studio (
Jason Snell has written a post that explains all the steps that are necessary to migrate your Android app from Eclipse to Android Studio.

Mobile Backend Starter (
The mobile backend starter sample provides a ready-to-deploy, general purpose cloud backend and an Android client providing general purpose client-side framework classes. So if you are unfamiliar with backend development this might be your thing.

GlobalView Head (
Facebook recently released a new feature in Messenger called Chat Head. It is generally used to notify user using a view which tops among all opened application and provide latest information to the user. This post explains how such a behavior can be archieved.

Libraries & Code

Link Bild ActionBar-PullToRefresh v0.3 (

Chris Banes has pushed ActionBar-PullToRefresh v0.3 to MavenCentral.


FlowTextView (
A TextView which extends RelativeLayout. The text will wrap around any child views inside the layout.

StyledDialogs for Android (
This library makes styling and using dialogs a piece of cake.

Selendroid (
Selendroid is a test automation framework which drives of the UI of Android native and hybrid applications (apps). Tests are written using the Selenium 2 client API. Selendroid can be used on emulators and real devices and can be integrated as a node into the Selenium Grid for scaling and parallel testing.


Link Bild Android Studio 0.1.6 (

Android Studio 0.1.6 has been released with some bugfixes and minor changes.