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    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 3Preview image@2x
    If you've been following along with Xamarin at all, then you're well aware that you can now create Android and iOS applications using C#. This is incredibly cool, but this amazing evolution of C# and the .NET Framework doesn't have to stop there. Did you know you can also create a single code base that will run on both iOS and Android without having a bunch of duplicate code? Well, you can. Let's check it out.Read More…
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    Build A Custom Launcher on AndroidPic1
    If you're interested in personalizing your Android phone or tablet, you may already be using a popular launcher like Nova Launcher or GO Launcher. Have you ever wondered how they work? This tutorial will show you how to make a basic, custom launcher on Android.Read More…
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    Google I/O 2014 AftermathPreview image@2x
    Google I/O is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year, for myself as well as many other developers. The event is always sure to inspire and surprise, and, on occasions, it provides a glimpse into the near future and the potential of that point in time. This year was big, possibly the biggest to date, and the volume of announcements was staggering.Read More…
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    Android: Tools of the TradePreview image@2x
    When you’re planning to take the plunge and develop your first Android application, it’s easy to get intimidated by the jargon-packed list of tools you need to assemble. This article demystifies the major tools you’ll use to develop your first Android app and shows you how to set up your Android development environment—regardless of whether you choose to develop using Eclipse or Android Studio.Read More…
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    Getting Started with Android StudioAndroid preview@2x
    Android Studio is a fairly new IDE (Integrated Development Environment) made available for free by Google to Android developers. Android Studio is based on IntelliJ IDEA, an IDE that also offers a good Android development environment. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a new Android project and take advantage of the features that Android Studio has to offer.Read More…
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    An Introduction to Xamarin: Part 1Preview image@2x
    Just a few short years ago, we as C# developers had very limited options when it came to creating mobile applications. We could take the path of least resistance and stick to Windows Mobile or Windows Phone applications, or we could spend the time learning new languages such as Java or Objective-C, just to reach out to different platforms. Well, times are definitely changing. With the advent of Xamarin, we now have more options. It's time to get on board.Read More…
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    Google Play Game Services: LeaderboardsPreview image@2x
    Google Play Game Services provide the opportunity to add social features to your games through users' Google+ accounts. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how you can add leaderboards to an Android app, submitting user scores, and presenting the current leaderboard standings within the game.Read More…
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    Google Play Game Services: AchievementsPreview image@2x
    With Google Play Games Services, you can build a range of features into your Android apps, including leaderboards, achievements, multiplayer gameplay, cloud storage, and Google+ sign-in.Read More…
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    Introduction to Android Design PatternsPreview image@2x
    Previously, you learned about design patterns and how they applied to the iOS platform. In this article, we take a closer look at design patterns on the Android platform and they differ from design patterns on iOS. If you're unfamiliar with design patterns on Android, then this article is for you.Read More…
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    Create a Puzzle Game for Android with the Dolby Audio APIPreview image@2x
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Dolby Audio API to enhance the sound in your Android applications. To show you how to use the Dolby Audio API, we will create a simple yet fun puzzle game.Read More…
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    Testing on Android: What Are Your Options?Preview image@2x
    Testing an app on Android or iOS isn’t all that different. The purpose is the same, the desired outcome is the same, and the process is similar. The major difference comes when we begin to look at the details. That's what I plan to do in this article.Read More…
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    Streaming Video in Android Apps54dpm preview image@2x
    The Android platform provides libraries you can use to stream media files, such as remote videos, presenting them for playback in your apps. In this tutorial, I will show you how to stream a video file using these libraries.Read More…
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