Tag: Android Developers

Getting started with the Facebook for Android SDK

Many mobile apps allow the user to post content to popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This kind of social sharing can be a great way to promote your app, and can improve the user experience by creating a connection between your application and the user’s favorite social media networks. To […]

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Exploring Android Q: Adding bubble notifications to your app

In 2018, Google added a new “chat head” feature to its iPhone application, which displayed the caller’s avatar as a floating bubble-style notification. When tapped, this bubble expanded to reveal a strip of controls that allowed the user to perform tasks directly from the notification, including putting the caller on speaker phone and hanging up. […]

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Start sharing your code: Everything you need to know about Git and GitHub

If you’ve ever explored the world of software development, then chances are you’ve heard of GitHub. This code hosting platform is one of the most popular ways for developers to host their projects and share them with others. Today, some of the best-known open source projects use GitHub, including Firebase, React Native, and TensorFlow. Google […]

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Introducing Gradle for new Android developers – The master builder

I distinctly remember what it felt like the first time I  started Android development and opened up Android Studio (well, Eclipse back then). I sat, stupefied, looking at the vast array of different windows, dialogues, and files. There’s so much to learn here, that even knowing which window you’re meant to be looking at can […]

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Converting speech to text: How to create a simple dictation app

Many apps, services, and household gadgets use speech recognition to provide a better user experience and improve accessibility. There are countless Android apps that make use of speech recognition — the most notable of which is Google Assistant — so why not follow suit and add this feature to your own Android applications? Editor’s Pick […]

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Learn C# for Android part 2 – Classes and loops (also: rabbits!)

In part one of this Android tutorial series on learning C#, we looked at the absolute basics of C# programming. We covered methods (groups of code that perform specific tasks), some basic syntax (such as the need for semi colons), variables (containers that store data), and “if statements” for flow control (branching code that’s dependent […]

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