Android Customization: How to Build a UI Component That Does What You Want
No ImageIt is not uncommon for developers to find themselves in need of aUIcomponent that is either not provided by the platform they are targeting or is, indeed, provided, but lacks a certain property or behavior. The answer to both scenarios is a custom UI component.The Android UI model is inherently cust... View more
The Vital Guide to Android Interviewing - 2
No ImageAs with any technology, theres knowing Android and then theres really knowing Android. This guide offers a sampling of questions that are key to evaluating the breadth and depth of a candidates mastery of the Android mobile framework.The ChallengeAndroid has become thedominant smartphoneplatform on ... View more
Is Developing For Car Infotainment Systems like Android Auto and Apple Carplay the Next Big Thing?
No ImageWhenever you see a headline that poses a question, the answer to that particular question is usually a big fat no. However, when it comes to software development for next-generation car infotainment systems like Android Auto and Apple Carplay, that's not the case. If you can spare a few minutes, I w... View more
Automated Android Crash Reports with ACRA and Cloudant
No ImageMaking a basic Android app is easy. Making a reliable, scalable, and robust Android app, on the other hand, can be quite challenging. With thousands of available devices pumped out from tons of different manufacturers, assuming that a single piece of code will work reliably across phones is naive at... View more
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