Death Blow Dealt to Cyanogen

Cyanogen exited the market over the holiday weekend, releasing a statement that nightly builds will be discontinued no later than New Year’s Eve 2016.

Dec 27, 2016 2:08:22 PM

Topics: Android Development, CyanogenMod

Implementing Android App Shortcuts

With every release of Android, there comes a myriad of new features and Android Nougat 7.1 is no different. One of these new features is App Shortcuts. App Shortcuts allow the user to access primary actions in your app straight from the launcher, taking the user deep into your application, by long pressing on your app icon. Users can also pin these shortcuts to the home screen for even quicker access to your app’s primary actions. In this tutorial, we’ll cover how to boost your user’s experience by implementing App Shortcuts in your app.

Dec 13, 2016 10:44:21 AM

Topics: Android Development, Influencer Tutorials

Publishing Android Libraries to Maven

If you have used any Android open source libraries (and you absolutely should since we should never reinvent the wheel), I’m sure that you’ve seen this before on Github.

Shameless self promo for my Ticker library

There are many documentations across the web regarding this topic, but most of them are geared toward general Java libraries and hard to decipher through since not all of the steps are necessary for an Android project. In this post I will try to simplify the process and outline the things specific to publishing an Android project so you can focus on the more important stuff.

Dec 9, 2016 5:46:19 PM

Topics: maven

Leading Android Developers join the Fireside Chats: An Android Career Panel at AnDevCon

AnDevCon is loaded with special events, including, for the first time, Fireside Chats: An Android Career Panel. While the Fireside Chats aren't new to the program, the topic is and will highlight three leading Android developers in the community. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7:00 pm, immediately following the Networking Reception.

Nov 21, 2016 9:56:00 AM

Topics: Android Development, Android, AnDevCon

'Rxify': The Anti Cache-then-Network OR Network-then-Cache Problem

By - @ragdroid (Twitter, Medium)

We all have heard about the classic “Cache-First then Network” problem. If not, then let’s discuss about it a bit. Cache-First then Network problem states that:

Nov 17, 2016 10:57:54 AM

Topics: Influencer Tutorials, RxJava

Starting with RxJava is (not) Hard!

Writen by Aitor Viana

Nov 15, 2016 1:38:52 PM

Topics: RxJava

You Can Now Add TV Channels to your Android App

For Android developers looking for an easier way to deliver live to Android TV, Google has released the TV Input Framework (TIF). The framework provides an API for manufactures to create TV Input Modules, as well as live TV search and recommendations, to make it easier to meet regional digital TV broadcast standards.

Nov 10, 2016 10:01:34 AM

Topics: Android TV

AnDevCon and Women Who Code Team Up for a Unique Networking Event

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Women in technology has been a hot-button topic for some time now, and it’s not losing steam any time soon. Fortunately, there is a ton of support for women looking to get more involved through groups such as Women Who Code (WWCode), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. If you are interested in learning more about this group, or want to connect with your peers, AnDevCon: The Android Developer Conference is having a Women in Android Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.

Nov 8, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Topics: Android Development, who who code, software development, networking

Take a Crack at React Native with Kyle Banks

React Native is all the rage these days, allowing developers to write native Android and iOS applications with JavaScript, based on the React framework for the web. React was created by Facebook in order to better develop large-scale, stateful web applications, and React Native is their solution for writing native mobile applications with a single codebase.

Nov 7, 2016 9:31:20 AM

Topics: React Native

Cyanogen Kills CyanogenMod 14 and Moves onto 14.1

Nov 1, 2016 10:58:59 AM

Topics: CyanogenMod