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Display specs: the good, the bad, and the completely irrelevant

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Black Friday 2017: Google Home for $99, Samsung tabs as low as $100

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Cross platform mobile development – challenges, options, and why you should consider it

To reach the widest audience, developers may wish to release their Android apps and games on other platforms such as iOS, Windows Mobile, and even PCs and consoles. This post explains ...
by Adam SinickiSeptember 2, 2017

Android SDK tutorial for beginners

Android development starts with the Android SDK - a collection of tools needed to build any kind of Android app. Discover what's included and how to use it.
by Adam SinickiJuly 16, 2017

How to install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit)

This guide shows you how to easily install the Android SDK (Software Development Kit).
by Alex MullisJune 29, 201724

Best Android developer tools

If you're going to become an app developer, you need to familiarize yourself with a range of important Android development tools. Here are the best options.
by Adam SinickiJune 19, 20173
 
 

Add Facebook and Twitter authentication to your apps, using Firebase and Fabric

Make sign in quick and easy, by using Firebase Authentication to allow users to log into your app with their existing Facebook or Twitter account.
by Jessica ThornsbyMarch 21, 2017

Android Concurrency: Performing Background Processing with Services

A good app needs to be skilled at multitasking. Learn how to create apps capable of performing work in the background using IntentService and AsyncTask.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 24, 20175

How to add fingerprint authentication to your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with single-touch identification, by making use of Marshmallow's new fingerprint recognition feature.
by Jessica ThornsbyFebruary 6, 20174

Enhancing your Android app with Bluetooth features

Find out how to create an Android app that can discover, connect and communicate with remote devices, by adding Bluetooth support to your app.
by Jessica ThornsbyJanuary 13, 2017

Google makes ADB and fastboot available without Android Studio or SDK

Google has made ADB and fastboot available as a standalone package, meaning you no longer need to download up to 1.6 GB of files to get them.
by Scott Adam GordonJanuary 6, 20175

Working with WebView: displaying web content inside your Android app

Enhance your Android apps with content from external websites, using WebViews - and ensure this content looks good across a range of screen configurations.
by Jessica ThornsbyDecember 19, 20162
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