This Weeks Links
Ville-Veikko Helppi talks us through utilising the Gradle plugin and the devices at Testdroid CloudGame Performance: Geometry Instancing
Shanee Nishry describes the different uses of Geometry Instancing in 2D and 3D games
Create a frame animation in XML on Android
Learn how to create a frame animation in XML using a Animation API from Android.
Only on Android
Android lets you mash apps together. When you do, cool things start to happen.
All Gapps in one package
A large selection of Google Apps available in one place for developing
A fast way to store POJO in sqlite on an Android device without troubling yourself with database creation
A python script to copy content from a google material design folder into your android project
Tutorial: Custom Drawable – Part 1
How to create a custom drawable and add it to your view
An Android Reddit client focusing primarily on media images/videos.
Ways to economically test your apps on a range of devices
A helpful link to show the different devices that have accessed Google Play in the last 7 day, and a list of free or very cheap app testing programs
OkHttp’s New URL Class
Manipulating URLs with the new URL model – HttpUrl
Apps for Android developers
List of several Android apps used at Intohand to aid Android design, development and testing
Are you looking for solution for Async/Sync nested routing?
Android Library Finder
Fastest way to get to your dependencies
KBuilders – Kotlin Type-Safe Builders Everywhere!
KBuilders turns your Java builders into beautiful Type-Safe Builders
Smooth communication via bluetooth with other android devices or microcontrollers such as Arduino
Tutorial: Custom Drawable – Part 2
How to create a state-based drawable
buck – life is too short to spend a minute for each build
Is Gradle slow? Feel like you’re spending your time sword fighting while the build completes? Well then check out this article on the Buck build system and speed up your development feedback cycle.”
Open sourcing Twitter Kit and Digits for Android
The easiest way to bring real-time conversational content and powerful social identity to your apps
The Wait is Over: Launching Crashlytics for Android NDK
Official support for NDK crash reporting from Crashlytics
Free Training for Gradle for Android and Java
This course explores how the Gradle build tool compiles and packages apps, and you’ll learn to customize the build process. The first half of this course is for anyone interested in Gradle, build automation, and continuous delivery of software
Android Debug Drawer for faster development
Android app analytics tools comparison
Comparison table for analytics tools
Announcing the Material Design Showcase and Awards
Celebrating the amazing design work from Google Play developers, Google introduces awards for best in-class applications of specifics aspects of material design
A Closer Look at Google Play services 7.5
Details of the changes in Google Play services 7.5 that deliver new capabilities and optimizations to device across the Android ecosystem
Empowering successful global businesses on Google Play
With more than 50 billion app installs over the past year from users across 190 countries, Google Play continues to see incredible growth thanks to developers like you creating amazing experiences. Play is now reaching more than one billion users every month.
Android M Developer Preview & Tools
Google announces a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M release.
Manual Layout Transitions – Part 3
Third part of Styling Android’s series on manual layout transations; an important aspect of material design as they help to indicate the user flow through an app
Kotlin M12 is out!
Anouncement of a new version of Kotlin, with some important changes and new features
An introduction to Unit Testing on Android
Written version of the presentation given on Unit Testing from IO Extended in Orlando
Announcing new Google Cast APIs
Announcing new developer tools specifically for mobile app and game developers to bring new experiences to the Android TV.
API Overview – M
This document provides an introduction to the most notable APIs for M developer
Android View States
This post is about enabling visual cues for interaction with Views on Android
Developing for Android: Introduction
This set of articles is intended to cover various best practices for Android app development