Category Archives: android

Mavenizing Android: Adventures with Eclipse and Jenkins

I have written on Maven and Android about over a year ago. Since then a lot of things have happened: the Maven plugin for Android has advanced considerably, there are new Android versions, improved Android tools, an Android m2e connector … Continue reading

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Automate your Android builds comfortably

Or: How to set up your Android app’s Multi Module Maven build as Eclipse project. This week I spend a few hours searching for a solution for automated Android builds with Maven. I want to launch my first paid app … Continue reading

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How to use the Android Camera

I have now spent quite a few hours programming for my next app which needs to take pictures. I did not want to use the camera app that’s already there for several reasons. So I need to programm my own. … Continue reading

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Open Source Android: DroidWeight

A few minutes ago I made my first commit on the new svn repository for DroidWeight on google code: http://code.google.com/p/droidweight/. I had a couple of requests to open source it. Since I never planned on making money from the app … Continue reading

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The Android Dropdown: Spinner

I am currently working on the next release of RpgTracker and I thought I might do another tutorial since I haven’t written one in quite a while. In Android the dropdown selection widget is called Spinner. Dropdowns are used to … Continue reading

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11 apps I actually use

I have had my smartphone for about 3 months now. In that time I downloaded a lot of apps and deleted most of them again. Some I even downloaded twice and some of those I deleted a second time. Also … Continue reading

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So you wanna be an Android Developer?

I have talked to quite a few people lately about my plans. While many express a certain kind of doubt about the steps I am currently taking (most often quoting that dilbert comic), many others are curious about android and … Continue reading

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No icon, no app!

Every app needs an icon, a logo, something that people can recognize it by. Many apps have really nice ones and many don’t. Most importantly the icon should be unique. My first idea was to do something cheap like create … Continue reading

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Teaser: My first app

The app is not completely finished. I expect to finish a beta towards the end of the month. My backlog still has a couple of Prio A and B items I just cannot publish without. Still you can see I’ve … Continue reading

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Android: How to write your own custom composite component

I’ve only been writing code for android for a short time and already my ui requirements got to such proportions, that my layout xml files seemed to explode. I hate copy-pasting the same stuff all over the place and so … Continue reading

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