Issue #90

February 23rd, 2014

Articles & Tutorials

Link Bild Unit Testing Remote Images With Robolectric (

Chuck Greb at aweber describes how they implement unit testing around the open source Picasso image downloading library.


Slides: Efficient Android Threading (
These slides are a presentation about the various ways to implement multi-threading in your applications.

Link Bild Blurring Images – Part 1 (

Mark Allison starts a new series of articles on optimal ways to blur images on Android, specifically using Renderscript.


Building Animations with the android.transition Framework, Part 2 (
This second article continues to look at the android.transition framework and evolving the AndroidTransitionExample project by learning how to control transitions and how to load them from XML files.

Some people can’t find my application in Google Play, now what? (
So Google Play is filtering out your app for certain devices? Here's a few tips to help correct it in some situations.


Link Bild Design Guidelines for Tablets running Android (

Android introduces different ways to use your tablet device. To help you build a User Interface that looks great and accomplishes your goals, Intel developed these guidelines.



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Libraries & Code

Float Label Pattern for Android (
Here's an implementation of a nice UI that floats the hint text as a label when text is being entered so that the user doesn't lose context.

Android Circle Button (
Here's a nice and simple open source library that is a smoothly animated circular button.


Link Bild Mdevcon conference less than two weeks away (

The mdevcon conference in Amsterdam is less than two weeks away. Android sessions this year include Rdio's Taylor Perkins talking about audio on Android, LinkedIn's Akhilesh Gupta talking about mobile development at the scale of a social network and a talk on Google Glass by user experience advisor Donna Lichaw. There are still a few tickets available (which include access to an after party and a movie night), but don't wait too long, as the conference approaches rapidly and expects to sell out!


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Android Studio 0.4.6 Released (
Android Studio 0.4.6 has been released to the canary channel. It includes bug fixes, source and documentation attachments and improvements to project, activity and fragment templates.