Issue #76

November 10th, 2013

Articles & Tutorials

Storage access framework — Document Providers (
Slides from DevBytes video on new Document Providers in KitKat.

Link Bild Analytics and A/B Testing (

Amazon added to the list of free mobile services we offer across platforms: Analytics is a fast new service, simple to understand and integrate, that shows customer engagement at a glance; while A/B Testing has been expanded to support iOS and Android in addition to Fire OS.


Each Navigation Drawer Hides a ViewDragHelper (
In this post by Flavien Laurent you'll learn a lot about the nuts and bolts of the SlidingPaneLayout and how you can use the ViewDragHelper in many different ways with it.

ActionBarCompat – Part 5 (
Mark Allison has released the 5th part of his ActionBarCompat series.

Linkin to In-App Content (
Google is working with app developers and webmasters to index the content of apps and relate them to websites. When relevant, Google Search results on Android will include deep links to apps.

Link Bild Use Genymotion with Jenkins for Android testing (

Pascal Cans from Genymotion shows how you can already integrate their emulator with Jenkins in order to automate your Android unit tests.


Fragments: Creating a Tabbed Android User Interface (
Here's an article that takes you step by step through the process of creating an Android app with a tabbed interface, using Fragments.

Why It’s Time To Support Only Android 4.0 and Above (
Danny Roa explains why developers should consider developing new apps only for sdk 14 and higher.

A mobile design anecdote on perceived latency and touch feedback (
Roman Nurik shares some observations about what's important in app design and implementation.

Protip: Be mindful of your touch zones! (
Roman Nurik shares a tip on how to best handle having multiple touch points in a UI element.


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Libraries & Code

Link Bild Android Bootstrap (

Android Bootstrap is a library that provides you Twitter Bootstrap 3.0 like UI elements for Buttons and Forms.


GridWichterle for Android (
Grids are awesome. They help developers to keep a standard in their designs. This plugin lays a grid above your app so that you can verify if your app is pixel perfect.

Rebound - Spring Animations for Android (
Rebound is a java library that models spring dynamics. Rebound spring models can be used to create animations that feel natural by introducing real world physics to your application.

Android RobotoTextView (
Implementation of a TextView and all its direct/indirect subclasses with native support for the Roboto fonts, includes the brand new Roboto Slab fonts.

Android Chromium (
The goal of this project is to allow you to embed a replacement for the stock Android WebView, using the latest Chromium.

Link Bild Siminov Hybrid ORM (Android + PhoneGap) (

Siminov Android Hybrid ORM is a open source Object/Relational Mapping (ORM) solution for Web and Native android environments.



This Way Up: Implementing Effective App Navigation (
Jeff Gilfelt's session from Droidcon London 2013 in which he explored how platform navigation mechanics have changed since the release of Android 3.0.