Category Archives for Android

Adding Google Play Services Library To Your Project

To develop an app using the Google Play services APIs, you must add Google Play services Library to your app. Google Play services can be downloaded from the SDK Manager. Once it is downloaded we will import it to our App. Download Google Play Services SDK 1.) Launch Android SDK Manager Go to (ADT/Eclipse) the […]

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Asynchronous Image Loading Using Libraries

In this part, we are going to talk about some image libraries using which we can load image(s) asynchronously, can cache images and also can download images into the local storage. Almost every android app has a need to load remote images. While loading remote images, we have to take care of below things: 1.) […]

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Asynchronous Image Loading Using Libraries

In this part, we are going to talk about some image libraries using which we can load image(s) asynchronously, can cache images and also can download images into the local storage. Almost every android app has a need to load remote images. While loading remote images, we have to take care of below things: 1.) […]

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Implementing Asynchronous Image Loading In Listview

If you are new learning in Android development then I would suggest you to refer the previous tutorials Creating ListView and custom listview. And you must have read my previous post: Android – Image Loading and Caching from Web, where I have talked about loading single images from web and caching the same into SDCard. […]

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Implementing Dashboard Design In Your Application

Before reading this article, please read Android UI Design Patterns to have better idea for the implementation of solution which we are going to discuss here. Dashboard a landing page of an application containing large and clear symbols of main functionality and optionally an area for relevant new information. Google I/O 2010 conference’s presentation on […]

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Image Loading And Chaching From Web

In this post we will learn How to load images from the web and storing them inside local storage. If you have gone through my previous post on Downloading an image from the server and displaying it on screen you must have known that it was the solution for loading images from web/server, but not […]

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Contextual Action Bar (CAB) – Part2

In this Section we will see how we can create CAB by using 2nd method of implemention. I have already described CAB and its one method in my previous post check here Creating Contextual Action Bar – CAB to read more. In This Part we will learn how to Enable CAB when user performs a […]

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Creating Contextual Action Bar – CAB

Before starting all about the action bar and Contextual Action bar concept and coding, I will explain you 2 ways to show contextual actions: 1. Floating Context Menu 2. Contextual Action Mode You can check my previous tutorial on Action Bar and Action bar Search View to read more on Action bar before starting CAB. […]

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PDFRenderer APIs To Display PDF Documents

Have you ever wondered why you have to open a PDF file in Android on Chrome or using a 3rd-party viewer? Well, it’s because until now Android hasn’t had a native PDF rendering tool. As of Android “L,” it does. If you’re on Android 4.4 or below, try opening a PDF in the Drive app […]

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Tinting Your Android UI

Android is very flexible when it comes to creating a user interface (UI). By utilizing the Android Drawable class, it is possible to set a widget background to just about any image you want. This is a great approach when you own the user experience, but what happens when you are not creating an app […]

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