Double Espresso for Android has been released!
Jake Wharton releases Double Espresso. A (temporary) pure Gradle port of the Espresso testing utility for Android.
Google has released a new version of Google Play Services (4.2)
The latest release of Google Play services has begun rolling out to Android devices worldwide. It includes the full release of the Google Cast SDK, for developing and publishing Google Cast-ready apps.
Casting Your Content to the Big Screen (VIDEO)
Google’s official page for the Google Cast SDK.
Building Animations with the android.transition Framework, Part 1
With KitKat, Google brought a number of welcome additions to Android. Today, Bolot Kerimbaev will focus on one of them, the android.transition framework.
Simpler Android apps with Flow and Mortar
Ray Ryan, opinionated Android developer at Square, shares a couple new libraries that help developers work with Fragments.
Android String Formatting with Phrase
Phrase is a micro-library for text token replacement on Android. Phrase solves a few simple problems after translating Square Register to French and Japanese.
Dynamic Images with Thumbor
Thumbor is an open-source, on-demand image service which allows for server-side cropping, resizing, and compositing of images.
Google Cast SDK Overview (VIDEO)
Paul Carff gives an overview of the Google Cast SDK.
How In-app Purchases Have Destroyed The Industry
Thomas Baekdal gives his opinion on the current state of in-app purchases.
Samsung Delivers a Pile of Failure in Their Olympic App
Samsung’s Olympic app becomes an example of a poorly designed Android app.
TestFairy Android Testing (VIDEO)
When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was tested and what exactly went wrong on the client side. TestFairy solves this problem by providing a video of everything that happened on the mobile device, including detailed internal metrics such as CPU, memory, GPS, network, logs, crash reports, and a lot more.
UXD: What is user research (VIDEO)
On today’s episode of UXD, Nazmul Idris shows you what user research is, and why it’s important to creating products that people will actually want to use.
A minor update to the Gradle plugin for Android has been released! (0.8.1)
Version 0.8.1 adds new features and various API improvements.
ListBuddies for Android (VIDEO)
Javier Pardo started a little android library to achieve in an easy way, the behaviour of the home page of the Expedia app, with a pair of auto-scroll circular parallax ListViews.
Android on Intel Platforms
Slides by Xavier Hallade, Intel’s Technical Marketing Engineer
Upstream Messages With Google Cloud Messaging
Wolfram Rittmeyer looks into Google Cloud Messaging and how to use it.
Hands On And First Impressions Of The Mad Catz M.O.J.O.
Cameron Summerson takes a look at the new Android powered gaming console.
Building Animations with the android.transition Framework, Part 2
Part 2 of Bolot Kerimbaev’s post on working with the android.transition Framework.
Android Developers Backstage- Episode 4: Google Play Services (PODCAST)
Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by Jeff Hamilton from the Google Play services team as they go in-depth into the Google Play services library.
Android Studio 0.4.4 Released
Version 0.4.4 of Android Studio introduces various improvements.