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Jessica Thornsby

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What are Android App permissions, and how do devs implement them?

App permissions are built into an app by its developer. So what are app permissions and how does a developer implement them? That's what we aim to teach!
by Jessica Thornsby2 days ago2

Is Android really just Linux? (Video)

"Is Android Linux?" is one of those frustrating questions that seems like it should have a straightforward ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, but doesn't.
by Jessica Thornsby2 weeks ago

Kotlin vs Java: key differences between Android’s officially-supported languages

The Kotlin vs Java debate is a new one, with each language having their own merits But what exactly makes them stand apart? That's what we aim to explore.
by Jessica Thornsby4 weeks ago

Add any GitHub library to Android Studio, using Maven, JCenter and JitPack

Seen a good third party Android library on GitHub? Find out how to add any library as a remote dependency, or how to clone and use it as a local dependency.
by Jessica ThornsbyJune 5, 2017
 
 

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 ThornsbyMay 22, 2017

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, 20174

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
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