Jessica Thornsby

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

Jessica's Posts

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

Kotlin vs Java: key differences between Android’s officially-supported languages

The Kotlin vs Java debate is a new one, with each language having their own merits But what exactly makes them stand apart? That's what we aim to explore.
by Jessica ThornsbyOctober 28, 2018

Build a face-detecting app with machine learning and Firebase ML Kit

In this article, we use the Face Detection API to create an app that can detect faces in images, and then let you know whether that person is smiling, or has their eyes closed.
by Jessica ThornsbyOctober 26, 2018
 
 

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
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