Valdio Veliu, Apr 06
Add Elegant Maps to Your Android App with MapBox
Mapbox is open source SDK for pixel-perfect vector maps that promises the render speed and smoothness of a video game. If you are interested in integrating map functionality in your apps then Mapbox is a choice worth considering.
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Deivi Taka, Mar 16
Quick Tip - Gradle and How It Works with Android Studio
Deivi Taka looks at Gradle, a popular build system for Java that is also part of Android Studio and gives us a quick overview of how it works
Ada Ivanoff, Mar 08
The 11 Best Tutorials on Mobile Design
Ada Ivanoff highlights 11 of her favorite tutorials on mobile design for iOS, Android, cross-platform and mobile web designers.
Donald Dragoti, Mar 01
Quick Tip: Installing the Android SDK
There are many ways to install the Android SDK depending on how you want to develop your apps. Donald Dragoti rounds up the options.
Ariel Ben Horesh, Feb 26
Build Cross-Platform Android and iOS UIs with Xamarin Forms
Xamarin is a cross-platform development solution for creating Android and iOS apps. Ariel Ariel Ben Horesh looks at it's form component for creating UIs.
Chris Ward, Feb 24
Migrating Your Android or iOS App from Parse
With Facebook shutting their Parse service, Chris Ward looks at how to migrate your iOS and Android apps from the hosted service.
Valdio Veliu, Feb 23
Inclusive Android Interfaces with Custom Accessibility Services
Custom Accessibility Services for Android allow a developer to create inclusive interfaces for all users and Valdio Veliu shows us how to create our own.
Jon Shaffer, Feb 12
Quick Tip: Installing React Native
React Native is one of the hottest cross platform mobile development frameworks around, Jon Shaffer presents a comprehensive guide to installing it.
Rico Zuñiga, Feb 05
Using C and C++ Code in an Android App with the NDK
The Android NDK allows developers to use C and C++ code in their apps and Rico Zuñiga walks us through the advantages, disadvantages and usage.
Wern Ancheta, Jan 19
Build an Android App with React Native
Wern Ancheta shows us how to use React Native to create an Android app based on the Pokemon Pokodex that even reads results to you!
Dennis Williams, Jan 15
The 7 Best Resources for Web and Mobile App Animations
Dennis Williams looks at 7 of the best resources for creating animations to bring dazzle and delight to your mobile web and native apps.
Valdio Veliu, Dec 11
Streamlining Mobile App Databases with Realm.io
Valdio Veliu looks at Realm.io, a promising replacement for storing app data that promises to streamline, speed up and simplify your development process.
Joyce Echessa, Dec 09
Adding Maps to an Android App with Google Play Services
Joyce Echessa shows how to use Google Play Services to add highly interactive maps to an Android app.
Chris Ward, Dec 08
iOS and Android Programming with Go
Chris Ward looks at the possibilities for Native iOS and Android programming with Go and wonders if the language is a viable alternative.
Ethan Damschroder, Nov 19
Learn Android NFC Basics by Building a Simple Messenger
Ethan Damschroder looks at incorporating reading and writing NFC tags into Android apps
Joyce Echessa, Nov 04
Google Play Services for Location and Activity Recognition
Joyce Echessa looks at using Google Play services for recognising user location and activity in apps.
Aldo Ziflaj, Oct 27
Streamline Android Java Code with Kotlin
Aldo Ziflaj looks at Kotlin, a Java-like language for Android development that fits right into current IDEs and offers many advantages.
Srinivas Rao, Oct 26
How to Build an AR Android App with Vuforia and Unity
Srinivas Rao goes through the entire process of building an augmented reality app for Android in Unity with Vuforia, without writing a single line of code!
Chris Ward, Oct 23
Watch: Understanding Android and Java
Android development uses the popular Java programming language. In this video we look at the basics of Java and the additions that Android brings to it.
Abbas Suterwala, Oct 23
Sharing Functionality between Android Apps with AIDL
Abbas Suterwala looks at using AIDL for sharing functionality between Android apps and services, perfect for developers with multiple apps.
Patrick Catanzariti, Oct 12
Building a Google Cardboard VR App in Unity
Patrick Catanzariti covers in detail how to put together a Google Cardboard based VR app in Unity using the Google Cardboard Unity SDK.
Valdio Veliu, Oct 06
Android Gestures and Touch Mechanics
Valdio Veliu looks at how to use common gestures in android applications and how to create your own custom touch events when needed.
Patrick Catanzariti, Oct 05
Smartwatch Platforms to Consider Developing for in 2015
Patrick Catanzariti provides an overview of various smartwatch platforms available for developers in 2015.
Thomas Greco, Sep 18
Offline Support in Firebase, a Truly Mobile Datastore?
Thomas Greco looks at the recent changes to Firebase and wonders if it's new offline support now makes it an ideal mobile data store.