Jessica Thornsby

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

Jessica's Posts

Consuming APIs: Getting started with Retrofit on Android

Learn how to retrieve information from any HTTP-based service using the popular Retrofit library.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 27, 2018

Creating adaptive, legacy, tab and action bar icons with Image Asset Studio

While there’s no shortage of guidelines and advice on how to craft the perfect UI, in this article we’ll be focusing on an area of user interface design that’s easy to overlook: your ...
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 18, 2018

How to add interactive animations to your app with MotionLayout

A few well-placed animations can make your app feel more dynamic and engaging.
by Jessica ThornsbySeptember 2, 2018

Cloud AutoML Vision: Train your own machine learning model

Curious to see what all the machine learning buzz is about? With Cloud AutoML Vision you can build your own image recognition model, and then use it process new photos automatically - ...
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 22, 2018
 
 

Flutter UI Toolkit: Creating a cross-platform, infinite scrolling ListView

By the end of this article, you’ll have used Flutter and Dart to create an infinite scrolling list, populated by data pulled from two external Dart packages - and all without a single ...
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 20, 2018

Poly API: Retrieving 3D assets for your VR and AR Android apps

In this article, we’re going to be looking at Poly, an online repository and API that puts thousands of 3D assets at your fingertips.
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 15, 2018

Google Flutter – what is it, and how to use it for cross-platform app creation

In this guide we'll talk about Google Flutter and show you how to build a cross platform 'Hello World' app.
by Jessica ThornsbyAugust 1, 2018

Android Jetpack: What do the recent announcements mean for Android’s Support Library?

The official Android docs describe Jetpack as “a set of libraries, tools and architectural guidance," but what exactly is Android Jetpack?
by Jessica ThornsbyJuly 4, 2018

Build your own Action for Google Assistant

Google has an entire platform dedicated to helping you extend the functionality of the Google Assistant. Here's how to build your own Google Assistant Actions!
by Jessica ThornsbyJune 22, 2018

Scheduling background tasks with Jetpack’s WorkManager

Android has a new way to handle background tasks!
by Jessica ThornsbyJune 14, 2018
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