Android Studio: Not Ready For Prime Time

As one would expect with a fine product, it would work best right out of the box. In the case of Android Studio, some assembly is required. The issue I found was that a newly created project with default settings wouldn’t compile. I thought that this bug might have been specific to my setup, but […]

Facebook Photo Picker for Android

On a recent project, we needed a widget that would allow users to select a photo from their Facebook albums. “Surely the new Facebook Android SDK must support this.” I thought. Alas, my hopes were unfulfilled. “Well, I bet there is a third-party solution for this!”, I surmised, but again, my search was for naught. […]

You Do What Android Want = Android Do What You Want ~ Part 1: The Mystical 9-Patch

You Do What Android Want = Android Do What You Want Part 1: The Mystical 9-Patch I recently encountered some blank stares from some colleagues regarding certain aspects of the 9-patch. Granted, there doesn’t seem to be all that much documentation out there explaining the ins and outs of nine patch, possibly adding to the mystique, […]

Writing a Secure Android App

When it comes to developing an Android app that deals with sensitive information, you must take extra precautions to make sure that the information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Although Android devices come with state-of-the-art security features, app developers often don’t leverage them. Even if they do, they may not necessarily be using them […]

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