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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
 

Become an iOS developer: How to start developing for iPad and iPhone

In this article I’ll show you how to start developing for iOS, by creating a simple app for iPad and iPhone.
Jessica Thornsby11 hours ago118 shares
 

Build an augmented reality Android app with Google ARCore

Create a simple AR application that analyzes its surroundings, including light sources and the position of walls and floors, and allows the user to place virtual 3D models in the real world.
Jessica ThornsbyApril 8, 201975 shares
 

Recognize text, faces and landmarks: Adding Machine Learning to your Android apps

If you want to enhance your Android apps with powerful machine learning capabilities, then where exactly do you start?
Jessica ThornsbyApril 7, 2019182 shares
 

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 - ...
Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 22, 201977 shares
 

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.
Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 9, 2019434 shares
 

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.
Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 201953 shares
 

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?
Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 4, 2019247 shares
 

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, ...
Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 29, 201968 shares
 

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.
Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 21, 2019250 shares
 

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.
Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 16, 2019353 shares
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