Kaushik Gopal shares about a bonus RxJava post that he landed up writing along with a previous post on creating an event bus with RxJava. If you went through the code in the actual repo you would have noticed more than one version of the bottom fragment in the RxBus demo.
Material Calculator from AOSP ported to work from Android 2.3.3 (API Level 10) & up
Rahul Parsani introduced a backport of the recent redesign of the default calculator app shipped with Android Lollipop. Most of the material design goodness has been ported to work on all versions of the platform back to Android 2.3.3 (API Level 10). The source code was forked from the AOSP platform package.
OkHttp 2.2 has Interceptors
When Josh Bloch measures an API, he evaluates its power to weight ratio: great APIs let you accomplish a lot (high power) without much mechanism (lightweight). Interceptors are a new feature of OkHttp 2.2. There isn’t much mechanism: two interfaces and four methods
VectorDrawables – Part 1
One of the really exciting new features in Lollipop is the inclusion of VectorDrawable and some associated classes which provide some extremely powerful new options for adding complex vector graphics as paths (which will scale across form-factors, screen sizes, and densities much better than bitmaps), and provide some equally powerful tools to animate them.
All in Together: Android Studio, Gradle and Robolectric
Jason Atwood speaks about switching to Android Studio as his preferred Android IDE, migrating away from Eclipse in his Android bootcamps and book. As he has started new app development projects for clients, he transitioned away from IntelliJ, his previous IDE of choice.
Hey Google: absurd developer policies are hurting the Android community
Rob Jackson speaks about The Google Play Store is becoming an absolute joke, governed by contradicting laws that are enforced without logic, and policed anonymously and at random. Once heralded as the most open and developer friendly mobile platform on the planet, Google has given Android a huge black eye by sucker-punching loyal developers right in the face. Over and over and over.
Provide Android developers with one-on-one communication to help identify and resolve policy violations prior to automated and irreversible suspensions
Rob Jackson talks about how Google has been improperly suspending Android Apps and Developer accounts deemed to be violating the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement and/or the Google Play Developer Program Policies. Furthermore, Google’s notification for these violations comes in the form of vague automated e-mails that prevent honest developers from complying with Google’s demands (no instructions on what to change or fix).
MONETISATION – How to maximise your app store earnings.
We’ve come to the point in our journey where we want you think about what your goals are. There are no right or wrong answers here, but if you want to make money – then read on!
Start Making Money – Sell On Google Play
Icon Pack Generator allows you to make icon themes for Android devices for all major launchers
Small MultiDex trick for your Android project
Oleksandr Kucherenko introduces a MultiDex trick done in several simple steps, after that you will have project build script where multi dex support can be enabled in one line change.
With floating inline labels, when the user engages with the text input field, the labels move to float above the field.
Handling Android resources with non-standard formats
Dan Lew speaks about one concept of adaptive design; that you have ever-growing content frames… up to a point. Once the device is too large or wide, you setup margins instead so that your app doesn’t look ridiculous.
EventBus for Android Wear devices.
Michal Tajchert talks about BusWear. It is a simple library for EventBus to support Android Wear devices. Just adding one line of code lets you get synchronized event buses on Wear and mobile platform.
Architecture and Infrastructure Aspects of Mobile Game Testing
Ville-Veikko Helppi says “It would be beneficial to deep dive in few important topics in mobile game testing and how to adopt this – along with test automation – for your development process.”
Helper class to set the color and transparency for menu icons in an ActionBar or Toolbar.
Jared Rummler introduces code for menu item formatting in an ActionBar or Toolbar
Sample CircleCI Configuration For an Android App
Donn Felker provides code for Sample CircleCI Configuration For an Android App