Getting The Best Out Of Eclipse For Android Development - Smashing Coding Advertisement Getting into Android development can be quite a challenge, particularly if you’re new to Java or Eclipse or both. Whatever your past experience, you might feel tempted to start working away without checking that you’re making the best use of the IDE. In this article, we’ll go over a few tips, tools and resources that can maximize Eclipse’s usefulness and hopefully save you a few headaches. You might of course already be familiar with some (or all) of them and even be aware of others that we haven’t covered. If so, please do feel free to mention them. I’ve used Eclipse for Java development on and off for a few years, having recently started learning Android casually. The aim here, then, is to provide a concise overview of Android development tools specifically in Eclipse. Get To Know Eclipse Going over some features of Eclipse itself that would be useful for developing Android projects would be worthwhile. The Eclipse IDE, with the “Hello Android” project open.
Little Green Robot - The Android Magazine Blog Mobile Developer Magazine | Category Archive | Android Ever since its inception, Android has taken the world by a storm. A bundle of the OS kernel, middleware, applications and frameworks, Android offers developers a chance to create awesome apps. Quite obviously, every developer will want to get his/her hands on Android. Therefore, in this article, I shall try to explain the basic concepts related to Android development from scratch. Unlike other articles found on the internet, this one assumes no prior knowledge of Android development. Android architecture is fairly simple. Boot loader handles booting from ROM and enables flashing of new ROM images. Rooting enables access to super use mode. Android Debug Bridge (ADB) provides command line access to the OS from your PC. It is a command line interface that lets you perform actions such as flash the ROM, partition your SD card, wipe off the data and cache, etc. It backs up an image of the phone’s current state which can be used to restore in case of a failure or crash. Install a custom ROM,
Design Magazine | Web Design, Web Development and Graphic Design Resources 150 Best Android Apps Of Year 2011 [Editor's Pick] 2011 has been an important year for Android. With devices like Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola XOOM and Kindle Fire turning heads in the market, atop the release of what is arguably the best iteration of the mobile OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) yet, it was only a matter of time before the head honchos of mobile app development began hopping onto the Android bandwagon. Not only has the year seen many big names debut on the Android Market, but many novice developers make big names for themselves, and to top it all off, the Market is now home to over 400,000 apps. There is no denying the fact that it is still way behind the iTunes App Store in both quantity and quality (especially where the visual appeal of UI, in general, is concerned), but the degree of improvement that the platform and its apps have undergone the previous year surely exceeds the expectations of most of its fans. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. iOnRoad (Augmented reality driving companion with collision detection alerts) 12.
Android Community - Tracking the Android Platform Google Android tutorial part 1 - Conway's Game of Life Identifier:Category:Date and time:Created by: Toggle Advanced Options Day One - Why build Conway's Game of Life for Google Android?Day Two - Starting to build the applicationDay Three - First runDay Four - Wiring the initial UI together This tutorial has a second part: Android tutorial part 2 - Conway's Game of Life. Update on Saturday, February 18, 2012 Check-out NotesMappr's Google+ page. Update on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Google releases Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform preview in conjunction with updated SDK tools. Update on Monday, December 20, 2010 The new PolishedCode site goes live. Update on Saturday, November 13, 2010 Android Games - Reviews of the best free and paid Android games. Update on Friday, June 18, 2010 First replicating creature spawned in life simulator. NotesMappr - Android app NotesMappr is PolishedCode's semantic note taking app for Google’s Android platform. Main benefits NotesMappr can be thought of as the textual equivalent of mind maps and/or concept maps. Main features
Najlepsze aplikacje geolokalizacyjne na Androida « Life's Good Blog Do czego można wykorzystać GPS? (Fot. Flickr/Luc Van Braekel/Lic. CC by) Dzięki smartfonom wyposażonym w moduły GPS przestaliśmy być zależni od map, znajomości topografii miast czy punktów informacji turystycznej. Podczas określania pozycji urządzenia Android wykorzystuje dwie metody. Drugim, znacznie bardziej praktycznym sposobem jest odczytanie wskazań z modułu GPS. Locale Ciekawą aplikacją korzystającą z geolokalizacji jest Locale. Dzięki aplikacji można na przykład, przebywając w domu, zablokować połączenia przychodzące z pracy, po wyjściu z domu mieć w telefonie głośniejszy dzwonek, a po dojechaniu do pracy wyciszyć smartfon, zmienić tapetę na obrazek pomagający przetrwać biurową nudę, wyłączyć Bluetooth i automatycznie włączyć Wi-Fi. Wszystko to będzie działo się automatycznie, bez udziału użytkownika, który musi jedynie raz skonfigurować aplikację, by korzystać z telefonu idealnie dopasowanego do działania w różnych miejscach. Locus Następnie można przełączyć telefon w tryb offline.
40+ Beautiful Android Application Interfaces and Icons The strict review guidelines followed in the Apple iOS App Store, in spite of all the flak it gets for being too strict or whimsical at times, ensures a certain quality for applications that get on the market. The Android Market’s open nature tends to work against it in some aspects, not the last of which is eye-candy. For those yearning for good, usable and contemporary UI design, trying to find the right applications in the Android Market can be quite a horrifying encounter. Let us save you that hassle then. Presented here are 40+ Android applications that boast some of the best user interfaces and icons. Although most of these applications score high on usability and utility, those are not the primary criteria for selection in this list. Before we begin Note that games have been left out of the list on purpose. Androidify Google surprised everyone last month with an application no one was really expecting from them. Androidify Calorific Calorific Camera360 Camera360 Chomp chomp Epicurious Mint
10 Tips For Android UI Design This is a guest post by Guenther Beyer, an Android UI and Design expert who recently launched AndroidIcons.com to help developers improve the look and feel of their apps. These days many developers are jumping on the mobile train for fame and fortune – and they are right in doing so – there isn’t a market growing as quickly. Great, unique ideas are emerging from small teams. Apps are built at work on lunch breaks. Sooner or later every development cycle gets to the point where the app is almost done. 1. Good websites and mobile apps have quite some similarities. At first launch, everybody will have the same three questions on their mind: Where am I? Try to answer these questions instantly. Gowalla has a beautiful first start experience. 2. Think for a moment about how you really use your mobile device: a developer’s phone is safely sitting in its dock on a plain table, connected to a PC with a large keyboard, probably with full backlight turned on. 3. 4. Waiting is always annoying. 5. 6.
Our Top 100 Android Apps In February, we here at Android.AppStorm put together our best tips, tricks, features, and shortcuts. This month, we’ve gathered our favorite apps – the ones we use all the time, and that we’d recommend to our friends. There’s a bit of overlap, naturally – between us, we use four or five different Twitter apps! We’ve skipped all the stock apps, however; we’re not giving out awards for great design, we’re trying to recommend apps that you might not already be aware of. By the same token, I doubt we need to tell you about the official apps for Facebook or Twitter; if you’re already a user, you know about the app, and if you’re not a user, the apps are unlikely to convince you to become one. So here are 100 apps that, between us, we recommend trying out. Alternatives to the Obvious QuickPic Easily the fastest image gallery app with all the essential features you need, including slideshows, sorting and batch operations. Business Calendar Gentle Alarm twicca TweetCaster for Twitter Seesmic Pro