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{3 useful Android apps for Developers}

Android Terminal Emulator

This application lets you access your Android’s built-in Linux command line shell. It emulates a Digital Equipment Corporation VT-100 terminal. You can use this application to run utility programs on your device.
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{Playing with NFC API of Android}

NFC, or near field communication, is an emerging technology that will power mobile payment systems and Mobile wallet system. Google, Nokia, Microsoft, Apple and other big players are making concentrated effort in getting the solutions into main stream. But NFC…

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{Cloud to device messaging}


Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) is a service that helps developers send data from servers to their applications on Android devices. The service provides a simple, lightweight mechanism that servers can use to tell mobile applications to contact…

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{Android UI Design Patterns}

UI design patterns provide solutions to common user interface problems. These patterns outline the recuring design problems faced when trying to create good design for Android applications. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the websites which…

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{Entering the next level – Android 3.0 SDK}

Google has recently announced the availability of the full SDK for Android 3.0. The updated SDK Tools component is now available for download from here .
The Android 3.0 platform is designed specially to meet the unique…

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{LibGDX – Game Development Library for Android}

You can find numerous interesting open source projects for Android on Google Project Hosting, but the one which really impressed us was LibGDX.
LibGDX is a cross-platform game development library written in Java with some JNI code for performance

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{Developing Augmented Reality Applications for Android}

Augmented Reality (AR) is currently a hot category on iPhone and Android devices. One can find numerous interactive AR applications on the App Store and Android Market. Following are some of the interesting AR applications available on the Android Market:

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{Announcing AndroidBook Version 2.0}

Sourcebits Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is thrilled to announce the second version of its groundbreaking Facebook application for Android – AndroidBook – out now on the Android Market!

AndroidBook delivers the complete Facebook experience in a vastly superior mobile interface optimized…

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{Android Push Notifications Tutorial (link)}

Boxed Ice‘s David Mytton posts a comprehensive tutorial for Android push notifications.  Worth a bookmark for budding Android developers.

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{Android Activity Classes Explained in Detail}

As a fledgling Android developer one of the first things you’ll need to do is get your head around Activity Classes. We can’t overstate the importance of this. A sharp, fluid understanding of how each class interacts with each other…

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{Access Android Application Database from an Emulator}

If you’re reading this then you probably already know that Android provides full support for SQLite databases. So any database(s) you create will be accessible by name to any class in an Android application, just not outside the application.…

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{Loading Images from Remote Server over HTTP on a Separate Thread}

by Binil Thomas

Whenever a user launches an Android application, a thread called “main” is automatically created. This main thread, also called the UI thread, is crucial since it’s responsible for dispatching events to various widgets, including the drawing events.…

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{Writing Portable Android Applications}

(Binil Thomas)

Anyone with significant time in mobile application development understands the challenges of writing portable applications. There are tons of reasons for this, but probably the biggest hurdles we face are:

  • Varying screen sizes
  • Varying screen resolutions
  • Varying

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{AndroidBook Now available in Android Market}

AndroidBook after a month of intensive bug fixing sessions is again available in Android Market. We are sure there are few more bugs that we need to fix, but we did not want our users to keep on waiting. Rest…

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{AndroidBook – The Android Facebook – soon to be released.}

Android facebook users, you don’t have to feel left out of the facebook juggernaut anymore – you get the same easy to use, popular facebook that is making waves…

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{ADC 2 is here to rock the world of Android Developers again!}

ADC 2 has been announced at the Google site. When Android was announced on 5 November, 2007, Google also announced a $10 million Android Developer Challenge, split into two separate $5 million events. ADC 1 with a $5 million prize…

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{Early experience with the Android 1.5 SDK}

The Android 1.5 SDK r1 has been released by the Google team and it was hardly any wait from the early look SDK that came out 2 weeks ago.
Of course, the feature-set mentioned in the…

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{The Plateau – where every enthusiastic gamer should reach…}

The Plateau - A multi-level puzzle that will challenge you and take you to a different plane, has just been released on the Android.
Already a winner in iPhone and rated 8.5/10 by…

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{Android 1.5 Early Look SDK released}

Touted to power the next Android device, aka “Android on Steroids”, the Android Developer Blog has announced the early release of the Android 1.5 SDK ,  which is to be released in its complete glory, to its…

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{Signing your Android Application}

Generating Your Own Key:

If you wish to publish your application to other users, you are required to sign your application with your own personal certificate. You can generate your own certificate by using the keytool.exe that comes with the…

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{Flashing Firmware Images to the ADP1 Device}

This post serves to reduce the pain points of developers trying to Upgrade/Downgrade their G1 Firmware by following the HTC Android support site and various forums for bits and pieces of information and putting it together in one…

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{Steps to Install and UnInstall .apk file on Android G1 Device}

Currently the following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later (x86 only)
  • Linux (Linux Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

The following sections are covered:

  1. Installing the .apk file on a new G1

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