Lock screen notifications in Android 5.0

Lock screen notifications in Android 5.0

Android Lollipop is running with new features, and one of those is lock screen notifications. Up until this point, lock screen media controls must be defined with the use of a RemoteView, and media control notifications must be built using custom views. Today in this excercise we will see how to use...
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Implementing “Rate this App” feature

Implementing “Rate this App” feature

If you have already published your app into android market you might want to get a feedback from your users. This can be done in Google Play where users can rate an app and leave a comment. It will help you as a developer to improve your app and allows other users to see if your app is worth installing...
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Overlay on Camera Preview

Overlay on Camera Preview

In this example we will add an overlay on the Camera Preview SurfaceView. Also we will add some control such as “Take Picture” button on the overlay. Just to summarize this example not only shows how you can have a custom UI for your camera but it also explains how you can overlay images...
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Background ColorAnimator

Background ColorAnimator

ColorAnimator will change the background color of your view on button click. To implement color animation with ValueAnimator you will need to create valueanimator’s object and set animation properties to start the animation. Today in this example I will show you how you can change background color...
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Reveal Animation Example introduced in Android 5.0

Reveal Animation Example introduced in Android 5.0

Whenever you show or hide a group of UI elements or any view sometimes it will require some continuation for user’s ease. This is the scenario when reveal animation comes in the picture. Android 5.0, the lollipop version API level 21, introduced ViewAnimationUtils.createCircularReveal() method...
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Activity Transition Example

Activity Transition Example

Activity transitions allows you to configure the appearance of changes in user interface. You can animate changes in an app screen by defining each as a scene and controlling the way in which the transition changes the app appearance from one screen to another. Today, we will build a simple app with...
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Wearable ListView in Android Wear

Wearable ListView in Android Wear

This example will explain about the new widget WearableListView which is an optimized listview and is easy to use on smaller devices like android wearables. This tutorial will also explain the key classes and interfaces of WearableListView class. The key classes and interfaces of WearableListView class...
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Ringtone Randomizer example

Ringtone Randomizer example

It is always a good idea to modify the behavior of android device’s in new and innovative ways. The Android platform gives its and developers a lot of freedom to build such apps so that its users would be able to make such modification. Today in this tutorial we will learn how to create an app...
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RoboGuice – An Injecting Library

RoboGuice – An Injecting Library

You might be wondering about the word RoboGuice. But I am sure you all are curious to know exactly what it is and how it works and why we use etc etc. Up to my experience in android development sometimes it become very boring to write code like findViewById(), click listeners, etc. And Here is when...
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Introducing Volley – A Networking library

Introducing Volley – A Networking library

Have you ever heard of “Volley” word yet in android development? This tutorial is all about a library which google has delivered in Google I/O early in 2013. The library was given a name “Volley” You probably have an idea what it is used for and what it is, if not you will have it by...
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