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

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

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

Best Practices for Android App Build Script Configuration

In the previous post I shared some of best practices our team is using for the developer productivity, now it is time to focus on gradle-specific hacks to make your everyday Android developer life better.


Sep 14, 2016 3:33:38 PM

Topics: Android Development, Gradle, Influencer Tutorials

Google gives Android developer new language and country analytics

Google wants to help Android developers get insights from their global audience. The company announced the launch of new analytics aimed to help developers analyze their Google Play app installs from top languages and countries.

Aug 10, 2016 4:35:32 PM

Topics: Android Development

Lollipop Still Dominates Android Distribution Charts

Android Lollipop (version 5.0 and 5.1) still maintains the largest distribution of any Android version overshadowing last year's release, Marshmallow. Lollipop's share of the market didn't shrink and Marshmallow only showed marginal growth.

Aug 3, 2016 9:53:22 AM

Topics: Android Development, Lollipop

Is your app Aware? (Part 2)

We already saw an overview of the new Awareness API from Google, but we didn’t dive into the Snapshot version of it. Instead of reacting to changes like the Fence API, these have been created with a polling method in mind, so that it’s us, the developers, requesting the updates whenever we need it.

Jul 19, 2016 10:21:01 AM

Topics: Android Development

Mark Wickham: Have a Blast with Android Audio

Designing apps for the unbelievable diversity of Android devices out there can be a challenge, especially when it comes to audio. That's where Mark Wickham comes in. Mark cut his teeth on enterprise grade apps for tablets, and now as an Android veteran from the Donut days, he does frelance development in China. Mark is part of a special group of AnDevCon speakers that started as attendees, and he was happy to donate some time to answer some questions on Android audio.

Jun 29, 2016 9:01:13 AM

Topics: Android Development

Google Awareness APIs Now Open to Developers

Bridging the gap between the real world and users’ devices, the Google Awareness API takes advantage of context signals to provide custom user experiences. The API is now available to developers through Google Play services.

Jun 28, 2016 10:50:23 AM

Topics: Android Development