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Jessica Thornsby

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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 Thornsby1 week ago

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

Displaying large amounts of data with GridView and CardView

Need to display a considerable amount of data in your Android app? Bring instant structure and design to even the largest datasets using GridView and CardView.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 26, 20162

Get your apps ready to doze

Ever put your Android device to one side, only to return a few hours later and discover that it’s burnt through way more battery than you'd been expecting?
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 9, 201617
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