Farouk Rojas, Feb 28
A More Civilized Wake-up with Alarm Clock Xtreme
In this app review, Farouk takes us through Alarm Clock Xtreme, one of the most feature rich alarm clocks on the Android Market.
Zain, Feb 27
Google Market vs Amazon Appstore
Abbas Suterwala, Feb 20
Intents in Android
Intents are a message-passing mechanism provided in Android, and are asynchronous in nature. In this tutorial, Abbas creates a basic application to demonstrate how they operate.
Maurice Cherry, Feb 17
Hands-On with Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition
Grand Theft Auto III marked a groundbreaking shift in the action/adventure genre of video games. A little over a decade ago, the popular shoot-em-up title burst onto the scene, and gamers received an experience of organized crime, gang and mafia rumbles, and unbridled mayhem akin to a sizzling Hollywood blockbuster. Recently, Rockstar Games released a port of GTA III for iOS and select Android devices in celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary. Does the epic Liberty City saga of violence and revenge translate to mobile devices? Let’s find out!
Charles Costa, Feb 13
Supercharge Your Twitter Experience With UberSocial
Although there are many Twitter apps for Android, the majority of them all focus on streaming tweets, providing access to your Twitter lists, and alerting for mentions and direct messages. For power users, Ubersocial takes it to the next level.
Marc Berszick, Feb 06
Ruboto: Ruby's and Android's First Born
Jude Aakjaer, Feb 01
Android Development: Do You Know Your Options?
Elena Vakhromova, Jan 30
Top 7 Video Converters for Android Devices
Zain, Jan 27
Never Lose Your Data: Backup To Gmail
Farouk Rojas, Jan 23
Living with Juice Defender Ultimate
Maurice Cherry, Jan 18
Listen to Handcrafted Mixtapes with 8tracks
Zain, Jan 16
Pure News Widget
Romin Irani, Dec 21
The Best Android Keyboard: SwiftKey X
We’d like to introduce you to Romin Irani, who would like to introduce you to apps of interest on your Android phone. Roman is going to start providing reviews of Android Apps, and kicks off with SwiftKey X, an app designed to save you keystrokes.
Bruce Cooper, Oct 06
What's Coming for Developers in Ice Cream Sandwich?
Android's hotly awaited new version, code named Ice Cream Sandwich, is just around the corner. We take you through some of the programming changes that might affect how you produce your native Android applications to take advantage both tablets and phones.
Bruce Cooper, Sep 20
Android Layouts: Resolution and Orientation Solutions
Besides fragmentation of the Android platform, another issue often raised is the proliferation of devices and the inevitable multiple screen sizes, resolutions and aspect ratios. In this article Bruce Cooper rises to the challenge and steps through the solutions Android provides.
Bruce Cooper, Aug 16
Performing Network Updates
Bruce Cooper has been steadily building up the concepts required to code a fully network enabled, configurable, frequently updating Android Widget. The final pieces of the puzzle are revealed in this, the final post in his series of related Android Widget articles.
Aaron Osteraas, Jul 28
What's the best Browser for Android?
Normally satisfied with the standard Android browser, and not overly impressed with Firefox or Opera, I was surprised to find Dolphin HD.
Bruce Cooper, Jul 11
Activities, Tasks and Intents, Oh My!
In this article Bruce Cooper explains the way that Android puts together its navigation through using Activities and Tasks, Processes and The Back Stack, all bound together by Android's powerful Intent system.
Tony Lukasavage, Jul 05
Waiting for Android: UrlJsonAsyncTask
BuildMobile is extremely pleased to introduce Tony Lukasavage. Tony counts the times he's had to load a ProgressDialog in Android, query JSON from a remote URL, and then return control back to the app once the query has completed. Now it's a solved problem.
Bruce Cooper, Jun 28
AlarmManager and Sleepy Android Apps
Bruce Cooper continues delving into coding Android Widgets, and explains how to use the Alarm Manager to provide periodic updates whilst being aware of the awake or sleep state of the device. All code included, as is customary here at BuildMobile.
Bruce Cooper, Jun 20
How To Code an Android Widget
An often vaunted feature of Android are the Home screen widgets. In this article Bruce Cooper guides us through the Android Developer documentation with a simple example and provides complete, working, sample code.
Aaron Osteraas, Jun 08
Getting Started with Android
Trying to get into Android Development was difficult, though this is generally the case with all development. A lot of information on the internet, in books, and what people tell you is based on an assumed knowledge. Today, we're going to break that barrier down.
Bruce Cooper, May 24
The Case for Internet Agents on Mobile Devices
Bruce Cooper theorises on an approach to writing server side code that mobile phones can execute, to perform long-running, periodic, and battery intensive tasks without the need for centralised servers, with increased security of user data.
Bruce Cooper, May 14
Build an Android Pager Component
From the dawn of touch screen devices, one of the most foundational user interactions has been the page swipe. Bruce Cooper leads us through some of Android's references and resources to find nothing available out-of-the-box. In this tutorial Bruce shows how to develop simple page management and snap-to-page-boundary functionality for Android apps.