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Category Archives: Java

Android: Libraries you should be using

Anything and everything that makes life easier to develop for Android should be looked into.  There are a couple of libraries that make testing easier, increase the modularity of your … Continue reading

June 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Android: How can you Implement a Custom Menu Class?

Android provides decent functionality for instantiating your own run of the mill Menu within the standard framework.  They even have a half decent guide on using them within your applications. … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · 6 Comments

Android: Custom XML attributes and views

I’ve tried to follow the Google Android tutorials and documentation when it comes to creating your own custom views but… it’s lacking.  Thankfully the internet is full of information.  Here’s … Continue reading

April 16, 2011 · 11 Comments

Android: Dynamic and Custom Title Bars

Arguably the worst part in playing around with Android is its insistence to put that ugly title bar above everything I do as a default to my Activities.  Really, Google, was that … Continue reading

March 18, 2011 · 9 Comments

Android: Styles and Themes with Splash Screens

I continue to play around with all the goodies that are found within the Android API but have yet to find one specifically for a splash screen.  However, I have … Continue reading

March 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Android: Avoiding Custom View with Resources (part 3) – Adding Listeners

Where did I leave off?  It’s been a while since I first made the last two posts on this topic.  We had constructed a view using xml file resources through … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Android: Avoiding Custom Views with Resources (cont’)

So in the previous post I was attempting to create a chessboard with some functionality all the while avoiding defining my own “made from scratch” view.  So far it seems … Continue reading

February 1, 2011 · 6 Comments

Android: Avoiding Custom Views with Resources

Creating a custom view is hard.  It’s hard not because there’s something technically difficult about it but rather because there’s so little literature out there to guide you in how … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Android Alpha Blending and Canvas.drawColor

In my last post I was thrilled that something unexpected came out looking good.  I could see using what I’d done as a fader or for dramatic effect in an … Continue reading

December 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Touch and Drag in Android (cont’)

Last time I was talking about a bug I had with a very tiny application I had written.  I still have not resolved the issue but I did stumble upon … Continue reading

December 13, 2010 · Leave a comment