It’s been a while since the last post about our beloved Android OS. And thanks to Mike Kelley we will look at some of the advantages of developing apps for Android!Read More »
I am sure that each developer out there have heard the phrase ‘Check the logs’ at least once during his or here career! And checking the logs have saved my ass several times this month. But what exactly a log message is and what are the advantages and disadvantages of logging? Let’s try to find out!Read More »
The Android OS is famous with it’s many customization capabilities. This gives us the opportunity to experiment as much as we want. We can change the look and feel of the OS, or we can dive deeper and tinker with things like GPU, CPU and other scary abbreviations. But before getting our hands dirty, we need to do something else. We need to root our phone first.
Often, when we develop applications, we have to transfer data from one Activity to another. Of course, we can not do that directly. The data we want to transfer must be included into a corresponding Intent object. And if we want to move a complex POJO (e.x. Person, Car, Employee, etc.) we also need to perform some additional actions to make that object suitable for a transfer. To do that, our object must be either Serializable or Parcelable.
With each and every new version of Android, more and more features are included into the OS. The apps become more flexible and user-friendly. Both users and developers can experiment and try new features and configurations. Of course, these boundaries can not be pushed without improving the actual tools used for developing the applications. Thus, our beloved Android Studio is evolving as well! Many bugs were fixed and new features were introduced with version 2.3 of Android Studio. One of these new features is the so called App Links Assistant.
Not long ago, the iOS users were introduced to a new feature called 3D Touch. What this feature does is to provide a limited list of actions that you can do without entering an app. Of course, the folks from Google were ready to respond to that. Thus, the App Shortcuts feature was included in Android 7.1.1