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HTC U11 Edge Sense: what can it do?

by Lanh Nguyen 9 hours ago14 comments

The $550 mirrorless camera versus the flagships: Is it a waste of money?

by John Velasco 2 days ago31 comments

Sony consolidating its flagships is probably for the best

by Robert Triggs 7 hours ago6 comments

Andy Rubin’s Essential teases a big announcement for May 30

by Jimmy Westenberg 10 hours ago9 comments
27 articles

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
 
 

Google makes ADB and fastboot available without Android Studio or SDK

Google has made ADB and fastboot available as a standalone package, meaning you no longer need to download up to 1.6 GB of files to get them.
by Scott Adam GordonJanuary 6, 20175

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

How to install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit)

This guide shows you how to easily install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit).
by Alex MullisNovember 21, 201624

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

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

Building better apps: make your app more memory efficient

Make sure your latest Android app uses as little memory as possible, by checking for common memory-related problems, and following these best practices.
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 29, 20164
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