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Android SDK

  • Android SDK
    Sharing Files With NFC on AndroidPreview image@2x
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    In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of P2P communication and create an application to share large files, such as images and videos, from one device to another using NFC on Android.Read More…
  • eBooks
    New eBooks Available for SubscribersSoql
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    We've just added a new batch of eBooks for Tuts+ subscribers. If you want to learn more about the Google Apps Script, extending the Symfony 2 web application framework, getting started with SOQL, or much more, then our latest offerings will teach you all you need to know.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Use Text-to-Speech on Android to Read Out Incoming MessagesPic2
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    When you add voice to your app's interface, you give it a whole new dimension of interactivity. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to use Android's text-to-speech features to create a nifty app that can read incoming text messages.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Android SDK: Working with PicassoPreview image@2x
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    In this quick tip, we take a brief look at the popular Android image library, Picasso. It's a simple and practical library created and maintained by Square. It is great for working with images in your Android projects.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Getting Started with Xamarin.Forms: Customizing User InterfacePreview image@2x
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    As you continue to progress in the ways of Xamarin.Forms, you will become more and more familiar with the out of the box controls. At some point, though, it will be inevitable that you will need to go beyond those controls and add some customization. That customization can come in the form of simple things, such as colors or as complex as creating a fully custom control. Either way, you will need customization. And I'm going to show you how.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Signals and Microinteractions for Smartwatches: Hands-OnPreview image@2x
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    In the previous article, I've introduced two design principles aimed at wearables, signals and microinteractions. In this article, we'll create a sample Android Wear project to show how these principles apply in practice.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Signals and Microinteractions for Smartwatches: ConceptsPreview image@2x
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    In this article, I'm going to introduce two design principles aimed at wearables, signals and microinteractions. In the next article, we'll create a sample Android Wear project to show how these principles apply in practice.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Introduction to Android Wear: Hands-OnPreview image@2x
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    In the second part of this series, you'll create two Android Wear apps that integrate with the wearable operating system in different ways. The first app demonstrates how to extend your notifications so they appear and function perfectly on a paired Android Wear device, and the second shows you how to create a full-screen wearable app.Read More…
  • Xamarin
    Accessing Native Features with Xamarin.FormsPreview image@2x
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    One of the biggest misconceptions that arose when Xamarin.Forms appeared on the scene was that developers would no longer have access to the individual platforms' APIs. That couldn't be further from the truth. With inclusion of some very cool functionality within Xamarin.Forms, you are able to jump from Forms code into native functionality and back again. Let's see where this rabbit hole will take us.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Introduction to Android Wear: The BasicsPreview image@2x
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    It may still be early days for this new version of the Android operating system, but with more Android Wear devices on the horizon, this is the perfect time to start getting to grips with this exciting new platform. In the first part of this two-part series, you’ll get all the background information and best practices you need, ready to start developing for the wearable platform in the second part.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Enhanced and Wearable-Ready Notifications on AndroidPreview
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    In this tutorial, I'll show you the modern approach to implement notifications on Android, as shown during this year's Google I/O. We'll also make them wearable-ready, taking advantage of the new wearable devices running Android Wear.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Create a Weather App on AndroidPic2
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    Do you find that a lot of the weather apps available on Google Play are either full of ads or require too many permissions? Why don't you create one yourself? It's not that hard. This tutorial takes you through all the steps to create a simple and minimalist weather app for the Android platform.Read More…
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