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Jessica Thornsby

Jessica Thornsby is a part-time contributor to Android Authority with a specialization in dev-related content.

Jessica's Posts

Display YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion videos in your Android apps

Deliver a richer, multimedia experience, by embedding videos in your application's "res" directory, or streaming them directly from YouTube, Video, Dailymotion and more.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 9, 2019

Android Architecture Components: Creating an app using Room, LiveData, and ViewModel

In this post we'll focus on what Android Architecture Components are, and how to use them.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 2019

Master Android’s sensors: hardware, software and multidimensional

Today, most modern Android devices are kitted out with a bunch of sensors. We build three apps that retrieve information from the device's environmental, motion and position sensors, ...
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 29, 2019

Add fingerprint authentication to your app, using BiometricPrompt

In this article, we’ll show you how to add single-touch identification to your app, using Android Pie’s new BiometricPrompt API.
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 21, 2019
 
 

ML Kit: Extracting text from images with Google’s Machine Learning SDK

Learn to use ML Kit’s Text Recognition API to create an Android app that can intelligently gather, process and analyze the information it’s been given.
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 16, 2019

Hassle-free fragments: Using Android’s Navigation Architecture Component

Find out how to migrate your projects to this single-Activity structure using JetPack’s Navigation Architecture Component.
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 15, 2019

ML Kit Image Labeling: Determine an image’s content with machine learning

Learn how to build an Android app that can automatically process an image using on-device and in-the-cloud machine learning.
by Jessica ThornsbyDecember 11, 2018

App development: How to make calls, send SMS, and retrieve the user’s contacts

Making calls and sending SMS are some of the most versatile features that you can add to your Android applications.
by Jessica ThornsbyDecember 2, 2018

Sending Android push notifications with Firebase Cloud Messaging

In this article, we'll show you how to quickly and easily send notifications from an external server, using Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM).
by Jessica ThornsbyNovember 22, 2018

Reduce your APK size with Android App Bundles and Dynamic Feature

Creating an app that can run across the full range of Android devices, is one of the biggest challenges facing Android developers - but Google's new publishing format promises to make ...
by Jessica ThornsbyNovember 21, 2018
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