Howdy, lazy bum! Enjoying the ReactiveX magic? Want to take a look at polling? I’ll be walking you through a solution I put together for one of our up and coming apps! It works rather well, I learned a lot, and so far no complaints…although there are no users yet either! Feeling quite charitable, I’m going to […]
We’ve been working with Feed.FM, which allows you to quickly integrate their web-radio hosting service into your Android app! You’ll be able to Play, Pause, Skip songs and switch playlists; we’ve abstracted all the nitty-gritty details for you.
For years developers (and consequently consumers), have had to accept the fact that the Tablets (and some phones) would always have the System/Navigation Bar visible on their screens. A 10.1 inch advertised screens, offered in fact a 9.8 inch usable screen. Finally Google’s latest Android OS, KitKat, introduces a decent user-friendly tool that gives us […]
The Android library is constantly growing. New widgets are built, and existing ones get deprecated. We’ll see how we can make XML layouts versioning more maintainable and more OO using the <include/> element. For that we’ll take as an example the ActionBarSherlock SearchView.
I’d like to take a moment to offer a few suggestions that will hopefully help your Android project along. First I’ll go over the Designer-Developer asset communication and then we’ll look at a few Resources management tips.
Google’s AppEngine is a very useful platform in the way it allows developers to have an application server up and running within 10 minutes. It leverages the Google infrastructure, too, offering high speed, high capacity, etc. Wow (Awesome!) However (Hmm), AE does not allow for the usual multi-threading mechanisms…
Flipboard, iPad app of the year in 2010. Sporting a very intuitive interface, flipboard is still an inspiration for designing applications. A few months ago, we were asked to create a showcase iOS web app. Among the requested features, was to give it a flipboard effect.
You might not be aware of it yet, however SFMOMA (the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art) is currently hosting Dieter Rams’s “Less but Better” product exhibit. You might also not be aware of who Dieter Rams is, since he is not directly related to the software industry. Indeed, for almost 40 years Dieter Rams […]