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Android Source Diving – Video Tutorial

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Say what you will about open vs. closed systems and their associated pros and cons, but one of the most instructive tools that you have at your fingertips as an Android developer is the fact that the source code for … Continued

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Android’s New Launcher Paradigm

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The ability to create a new Home/Launcher application for your Android device is not a new concept.  There’s even a sample application in the SDK that shows you exactly what needs to be implemented in a 3rd party application that wishes … Continued

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Bluetooth Smart for Android

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Recently in Android 4.3, Bluetooth LE APIs were added to the core application framework to allow an Android device to scan for, and connect to, advertising peripherals. BLE 101 Before we jump too far into some examples, let’s all get … Continued

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What’s Changed in Android 4.4 KitKat?

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While my colleagues are walking you through the details of some of the bigger changes, I’d like to take the time to go over some of the more subtle additions and behavioral changes that developers should expect to encounter. Permissions … Continued

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Watch That Baseline Alignment

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Let’s take the following simple layout as an example of what I mean.  A horizontal row of buttons all evenly spaced out across the container using weight.

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