Exclude screens android:resizeable Indicates whether the application is resizeable for different screen sizes. This attribute is true, by default. If set false, the system will run your application in screen compatibility mode on large screens. This attribute is deprecated. It was introduced to help applications transition from Android 1.5 to 1.6, when support for multiple screens was first introduced.
Starting an Activity Unlike other programming paradigms in which apps are launched with a main() method, the Android system initiates code in an Activity instance by invoking specific callback methods that correspond to specific stages of its lifecycle. There is a sequence of callback methods that start up an activity and a sequence of callback methods that tear down an activity. This lesson provides an overview of the most important lifecycle methods and shows you how to handle the first lifecycle callback that creates a new instance of your activity. Understand the Lifecycle Callbacks During the life of an activity, the system calls a core set of lifecycle methods in a sequence similar to a step pyramid.
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achartengine - Charting library for Android AChartEngine is a charting library for Android applications. It currently supports the following chart types: line chart area chart scatter chart time chart bar chart pie chart bubble chart doughnut chart range (high-low) bar chart dial chart / gauge combined (any combination of line, cubic line, scatter, bar, range bar, bubble) chart cubic line chart All the above supported chart types can contain multiple series, can be displayed with the X axis horizontally (default) or vertically and support many other custom features. The charts can be built as a view that can be added to a view group or as an intent, such as it can be used to start an activity. The model and the graphing code is well optimized such as it can handle and display huge number of values.
Exclude SDK versions Google Play Filtering Google Play uses the <uses-sdk> attributes declared in your app manifest to filter your app from devices that do not meet it's platform version requirements. Before setting these attributes, make sure that you understand Google Play filters. syntax: Strategy pattern defines a family of algorithms,encapsulates each algorithm, andmakes the algorithms interchangeable within that family. Strategy lets the algorithm vary independently from clients that use it. Strategy is one of the patterns included in the influential book Design Patterns by Gamma et al. that popularized the concept of using patterns to describe software design. For instance, a class that performs validation on incoming data may use a strategy pattern to select a validation algorithm based on the type of data, the source of the data, user choice, or other discriminating factors. These factors are not known for each case until run-time, and may require radically different validation to be performed. The validation strategies, encapsulated separately from the validating object, may be used by other validating objects in different areas of the system (or even different systems) without code duplication.
Glossary The list below defines some of the basic terminology of the Android platform. .apk file Android application package file. Each Android application is compiled and packaged in a single file that includes all of the application's code (.dex files), resources, assets, and manifest file. The application package file can have any name but must use the .apk extension. For example: myExampleAppname.apk. How To Program Google Android How To Program Google Android Reto Meier is a software engineer in London. He blogs about technology, programming & Google, and is author of the book Professional Android Application Development.
Supporting Multiple Screens Android runs on a variety of devices that offer different screen sizes and densities. For applications, the Android system provides a consistent development environment across devices and handles most of the work to adjust each application's user interface to the screen on which it is displayed. At the same time, the system provides APIs that allow you to control your application's UI for specific screen sizes and densities, in order to optimize your UI design for different screen configurations. For example, you might want a UI for tablets that's different from the UI for handsets. Although the system performs scaling and resizing to make your application work on different screens, you should make the effort to optimize your application for different screen sizes and densities.
Android Game Development Tutorials Some months ago we received an email from a fellow Java developer, Tamas Jano, asking to be part of our JCG partners program. To our surprise he maintains a blog named “Against The Grain” debating about game development for the Android platform. I have been reading all of his articles since then and I must admit that his writings have been an inspiration and a motivation for me and my colleagues here at Java Code Geeks so as to start developing our first game for the Android platform.
[App-Mod/Source] WifiTether for JB TouchWiz Roms [App-Mod/Source] WifiTether for JB TouchWiz Roms Before we start I have to throw out props to Eschelon, NxtGenCowboy, Virus, Ziggy471 and of course to the wifi-tether guys as well as cyanogen for the needed source/binaries (pre-11/18 versions) which allowed me to find the right path to get this 100% working. Also had awesome testers proxhack / jlmr731 and especially joshbeach. They all were essential to getting this all working. I still don't have a GS3 so poor Eschelon/NxtGenCowboy probably wiped/installed about 100 builds before this worked (and after when I lost source... grumble).
Android HTTP Access Android HTTP Access - Tutorial Copyright © 2010, 2011, 2012 Lars Vogel Performing HTTP operations with Android This article describes how to access web resources via HTTP in Android. It is based on Eclipse 3.7, Java 1.6 and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). 1. Signing Android requires that all apps be digitally signed with a certificate before they can be installed. Android uses this certificate to identify the author of an app, and the certificate does not need to be signed by a certificate authority. Android apps often use self-signed certificates. The app developer holds the certificate's private key. Signing Overview You can sign an app in debug or release mode.