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Jessica Thornsby

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

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Getting started with the Facebook for Android SDK

Find out how to add Facebook authentication and social sharing to your Android applications, using the Facebook for Android SDK.
Jessica ThornsbyJuly 2, 201984 shares
 

Exploring Android Q: Adding bubble notifications to your app

Here's everything you need to know about creating your own bubble notifications for Android Q.
Jessica ThornsbyJune 19, 2019109 shares
 

Start sharing your code: Everything you need to know about Git and GitHub

If you’ve ever explored the world of software dev, then chances are you’ve heard of GitHub! Get a complete introduction to Git, GitHub and GitHub Desktop.
Jessica ThornsbyJune 13, 2019186 shares
 

AndroidManifest.xml: everything you need to know

In this post we tell you everything you need to know about the AndroidManifest.xml file, including common Manifest attributes and more.
Jessica ThornsbyJune 5, 201967 shares
 

Build variants, Gradle tasks, and Kotlin: Mastering Gradle for Android

Although you can run Android's Gradle with very little (if any) manual configuration, Gradle has much more to offer than what’s available out-of-the-box!
Jessica ThornsbyApril 27, 201939 shares
 

Converting speech to text: How to create a simple dictation app

There are countless Android apps that make use of speech recognition — why not follow suit and add this feature to your own app?
Jessica ThornsbyApril 20, 201976 shares
 

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 ThornsbyApril 18, 2019195 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
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