Quick Settings Tiles (medium.com)
New in Android 7.0 (API 24), any app can now create a quick settings tile for quick access to critical pieces of functionality available above the notification tray.
Android Development Best Practices (medium.com)
In this post Amit Shekhar share his best practices for Android development. Nothing in there which is mind blowing - but a great list nonetheless.
Recap Of Google Launchpad Build Lagos : All About Firebase (chikemgbemena.com)
Chike Mgbemena shares a recap of the Google Launchpad event in Lagos.
Android Shared-Element Transitions for all (medium.com)
Shared element transitions are fairly easy to implement in Lollipop+ but, if you target older Android versions, it can be kind of scary. Well, it turns out, is not that complicated and this article will show you how.
Writing Better Adapters (medium.com)
Implementing adapters is one of the most frequent tasks for an Android developer. Doing this all the time can make us blind to what we are writing, even to ugly code. It’s time to take a close look into adapters.
Android Wear: Accessing the Data Layer API (medium.com)
In this post by Manuel Vicente Vivo walks you through the caveats when syncing your mobile with your wear device using the Data Layer API.
Espresso Tests For TextSwitcher (www.ottodroid.net)
This post describes the source of a problem with using Espresso for TextSwitcher and the solution.
Animating Android Activities and Views with Slide Animations (kylewbanks.com)
Kyle Banks demonstrates how to add some basic left and right sliding animations to your Views and Activities on Android.
Guide to ORM using ActiveAndroid: Part 1 (www.rscottcarson.com)
ActiveAndroid has made database management a breeze (as long as you stay on top of schema updates) and Robert Scott Carson shares some of what he has learned in this tutorial series.
A Comparison of Android Crash Reporting Tools (www.captechconsulting.com)
Here is a brief overview of some of the most popular tools to detect application crashes and help developers fix these bugs.
Google Play Services: Google Cast v3 and Media (code.tutsplus.com)
In this tutorial, Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz shows how to create a basic Cast-enabled application for Android using the Cast SDK v3, which was announced during the 2016 Google I/O conference.
ExoPlayer 2.x - It’s here (plus FAQs)! (medium.com)
Here's Google's first release of ExoPlayer 2.x. This is a major iteration of the library. It includes significant API and architectural changes, as well as many new features.
How We Rethought our Complete Package Structure for Buffer on Android (overflow.buffer.com)
Joe Birch describes how he and his team rethought the entire package structure of the Buffer Android app, and shares what their process looked like and all that they learned.
Become a Firebase Taskmaster! (Part 3) (firebase.googleblog.com)
Part three of this blog series about the Play services Task API for Android gets into some advanced usage of Tasks.
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