This Week’s Links
A Look Back at the Most Read Google Play Posts on Medium in 2017
According to readers, here’s the year-end list of the most-read posts on the Google Play Apps & Games publication on Medium. This blog covers the best practices and insights to help developers grow successful apps and games.
Christmas Face – Part 1 & 2
As part of its annual tradition Styling Android has inflicted Christmas Face on to the world. Christmas Face is a simple app which allows the user to magically transform their face in to either Santa Claus or an elf.
Android Working with Bottom Navigation
Android Bottom Navigation stays at the bottom of the screen providing navigation between top-level views in the app. This article explains the basics of Bottom Navigation, combining it with Fragments. We also going to learn how to load the first fragment with grid data (using RecyclerView) by fetching JSON through HTTP call.
10 Best Android Apps Released in 2017
2017 was a big year in Android apps. Throughout all the new releases, there was a huge push into new territories and technologies. Some companies bolstered the options in existing spaces. Check out this list of the best Android apps from the year!
These are Google Android 8.1’s Five Best Features
Check out this review of Android 8.1 on a Pixel 2 smartphone. While Android 8.1 isn’t a big jump forward for most end-users, Google’s major 2017 Android improvements came with Android 8.0. With a smartphone containing a Pixel Visual Core chip, it’s a different story.
Meaningful Motion: Circular Reveal & Shared Elements
Material Design brings us Material Motion and the Android Framework gives us the possibilities to implement it within the apps you’re working on. In this post learn how to implement a Google-Play-like circular reveal effect with shared elements.
Recreate Conway’s Game of Life on Android
The Game of Life is a famous cellular automaton created by the British John Horton Conway in 1970. The Game of Life is considered a zero-player game because the evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. A player interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration. In this tutorial, learn how to create a Game of Life implementation on Android with Android Studio.
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Professional Developer: What Does it Mean?
How can you become a professional & satisfied developer? Mateusz Budzar created a list of rules for himself which he want to share with all aspiring developers.
My 10-tips in Software Development
Aitor Viana gives his top ten tips for software development. Tips include limiting the class visibility as much as you can and package-by-feature rather than by-functionality.
IOT in Healthcare: How It Gives a Second Wind to Your Medical Software
According to the latest research, US Department of Health plans to save up to $300 billion from the national budget due to medical innovations. And the Internet of Things plays a major role in this list.
To help doctors and patients improve treatment process and make it more convenient for them, the Internet of Things is actively integrated into medical devices. New software development along with hardware manufacturing help turn IoT into reality and enhance healthcare field. Learn more in this article.
Caster.IO Introduction to Android Things: Releasing a Peripheral IO Driver Library
This lesson is going to show you how to release a peripheral driver library in AndroidThings. We’ll discuss just what is a driver library and the benefits of using one. Then we will take an AndroidThings gesture sensor driver library and release it to BinTray and JCenter.
Caster.IO Using the Android Studio ADB IDEA Plugin
The ADB IDEA Plugin speeds up your daily Android development by providing shortcuts to common operations. In this video learn the three different ways that you can access the commands via: Find Actions, Quick Operations Popup and the Menu Bar.
This is a simple circular seek bar responsive to the speed of the spin: the faster you spin the control, the faster the progress increases. In the style of old iPods, this is a very intuitive control when a value from a variable range has to be chosen, and for wearable apps.
Android Onboarder is a simple and lightweight library that helps you to create cool and beautiful introduction screens for your apps without writing dozens of lines of code.