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Jessica Thornsby

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Build a better UI with the Material Design Components library

Learn how to use the essential Material Design components, including BottomNavigationView, NavigationView, TextInputLayout, CoordinatorLayout and CollapsingToolbarLayout.
by Jessica Thornsby1 week ago

Create an error-free Android app, with Firebase crash reporting

Learn how get notified of every crash and error that occurs in your app, by adding Firebase Crash Reporting to your project.
by Jessica ThornsbyApril 18, 20173

Add Facebook and Twitter authentication to your apps, using Firebase and Fabric

Make sign in quick and easy, by using Firebase Authentication to allow users to log into your app with their existing Facebook or Twitter account.
by Jessica ThornsbyMarch 21, 2017

Android Concurrency: Performing Background Processing with Services

A good app needs to be skilled at multitasking. Learn how to create apps capable of performing work in the background using IntentService and AsyncTask.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 24, 20175
 
 

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with single-touch identification, by making use of Marshmallow's new fingerprint recognition feature.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 20173

Enhancing your Android app with Bluetooth features

Find out how to create an Android app that can discover, connect and communicate with remote devices, by adding Bluetooth support to your app.
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 13, 2017

Working with WebView: displaying web content inside your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with content from external websites, using WebViews - and ensure this content looks good across a range of screen configurations.
by Jessica ThornsbyDecember 19, 20162

Create Location-Aware Android Apps with Google Maps

Learn how to use the Google Maps API to add maps to your Android app, and how to request access to the user's location, using the new 6.0 permissions model.
by Jessica ThornsbyNovember 25, 20163

How to create a widget for your Android app

Deliver a better user experience by creating an Android widget for your latest app. Don't know how? Let me show you with this in-depth tutorial.
by Jessica ThornsbyNovember 4, 20162

Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Plan and implement UI navigation that feels so intuitive and effortless that even new users will have no problems finding their way around your Android app!
by Jessica ThornsbyOctober 14, 20168
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