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  • Material Design
    Coloring Android Apps with PaletteAndroid
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    One of the defining features of material design is the use of color to compliment and emphasize content on the screen. Using the Palette class, developers can extract prominent colors from a bitmap for use in their apps to customize user interface elements.Read More…
  • Kotlin
    An Introduction to KotlinPickot2
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    Kotlin is a JVM language whose syntax is more expressive and concise than that of Java. With features like higher-order functions, lambda expressions, operator overloading, string templates, null safety, and more, it offers a very different programming experience. Moreover, because Java and Kotlin are highly interoperable, they can be used together in the same project. In this tutorial, you are going to learn the basics of Kotlin.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    How to Use Kotlin in Your Android ProjectsPickot
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    If you are looking for an alternative programming language for Android development, you should give Kotlin a try. Kotlin is a modern language with lots of syntactic sugar that allows it to be both expressive and concise. In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to use Kotlin and Kotlin Android Extensions in your projects.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Using Android's VectorDrawable ClassAndroid preview@2x
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    While Android does not support SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) directly, Lollipop introduced a new class called VectorDrawable, which allows designers and developers to draw assets in a similar fashion using only code. In this article, you will learn how to create VectorDrawables with XML files and animate them in your projects.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Creating a Weather Application for Mars Using VolleyPreview
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    In this tutorial, we use what we learnt in the previous article about Volley to create a weather application for Mars. To fetch the weather data, we use the information collected by the Curiosity rover, which is made available to everyone by NASA through the {MAAS} API.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Quick Tip: Add Facebook Login to Your Android AppPicfac
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    Facebook Login provides a convenient and secure way for people to log in to an app without having to go through a sign-up process first. In this quick tip, you are going to learn how to add Facebook Login to an Android app using Facebook's latest SDK for Android.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    An Introduction to VolleyPreview
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    Volley is a networking library developed by Google and introduced during Google I/O 2013. It allows queuing and firing multiple requests, caching them, and handling different types of results—from JSON to images—with just a few lines of code.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Google Play Services: Using the Places APIGoogle play services@2x
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to present your users with the Place Picker component, use the Places API to guess the user's current place, search for a place by its ID, and allow the user to type into a text field to present them with predictive results.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Quick Tip: Authentication with Twitter and FabricPictwit
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    In this quick tip, you are going to learn how to use Fabric, Twitter's mobile development platform, to enable people to sign into your Android apps using Twitter.Read More…
  • Android Wear
    Creating an Android Wear Watch FacePreview image@2x
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    In December of 2014, Google released an official API for creating custom watch faces for Android Wear. In this article, you're going to learn about the official Watch Faces API for Android Wear and implement a simple digital watch face that you will be able to expand on for your own needs.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    An Introduction to Android's Spelling Checker FrameworkPicspell
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    The spelling checker framework allows you to quickly and easily add spell check functionality to your apps. This tutorial first shows you how to use the framework to interact with Android's default spell checker, and then moves on to cover the basics of developing a custom spell checker.Read More…
  • Android SDK
    Introduction to the New Lollipop Activity TransitionsMaterialdesign principles metaphor
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    One of the most interesting aspects of the Material Design specifications is the visual continuity between activities. This introductory article will guide you through the making of an Android sample app with two activities, linked together by a transition consistent with the Material Design guidelines.Read More…
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