Services – An Android Component

As an android developer you must have know the major components of android in very detailed manner. If not don’t worry!!   Today I am writing here to help you guys to get through one of the major component of Android i.e. “Service”. If you are a beginner you would probably think why we would […]

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Applying MediaCodec On An Open Source Android Audio Player

OpenMax (in short OMX) is a royalty free, non-proprietary, and a cross platform set of routines. It targets the interfaces of multimedia processing. This was designed with efficiency that makes large quantities of multimedia data to be processed in a controlled and optimised manner which includes video and audio codecs, graphics and so on. This […]


5 Most Used Android Testing Frameworks

As time goes by, Google’s Android environment continues to grow. As we can observe, new mobile OEMs are being launched in different locations on the globe, with different screen sizes, chipsets, ROM/Firmwares, etc. It’s getting harder for the Android developers to adapt with this fragmentation. Android and iOS developers are fortunate to have limitless access […]

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Android Language Highlights A Developers Perspective

Although Web applications are important and widely used these days, but there are several reasons why native applications are sometimes preferable for mobile apps.   You can use graphics and UI controls that are not available in browsers. You can customize the apps for small screen sizes. You can use resources (location, address book, phone, […]

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The Official Android Remote Control Namely KORE

  Once again a new fully working Android remote was released. This remote was started by a developer, Synced Synapse. Kodi Team liked the the simplicity, design and most of all, the fact that it is open source. He was then recruited to join the Kodi team and here it goes, the new remote is […]


Learn How to Position the Toast Message

Today in this tutorial, we will discuss about how to position the toast message in Android applications. Although I assume you must know what is Toast in android, but for beginners, I will define it in brief. A toast is the simple popup message which provides simple feedback about an operation. By default it is displayed […]


Flip Your Views (Image, Button,Text, etc.)

Flipping a view makes a nice effect on your game or app. Sometimes it’s a bit hard to find a good implementation on the internet that explains exactly what you want. But today I will show you how to make the two views flip together. It will explain you how to flip a view when user clicks on it. […]


Extracting Colors In Android 5.0 – “The Palette API”

Before the new update of Palette’s API in android 5.0 developers were allowed to extract colors from images. Now with the release of Android Lollipop, the Palette class makes easy to extract prominent colors from bitmap images. These colors are very useful if you want to style other view components to match colors from your image, […]


Animations In Android KitKat

With the introduction of Android KitKat, Google has brought a number of new additions to Android. In this tutorial I will focus on one of those additions i.e. transition framework. Time by time with the new versions of android it brings new improved animation tools for developers. Animations Added in Honeycomb come with very good and easy API for creating […]