Developers were reluctant to produce apps for Android 3.0 Honeycomb as it only appeared on one type of device – tablets. But with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich there is greater impetus on developers to take advantage of the tools introduced in this new combined mobile phone and tablet OS.
The App Inventor software originally provided by Google makes it very easy to build apps that you can transfer to your Android phone and share with friends!
Getting into Android development? Don’t go it alone - our comprehensive collection of guides and articles is a great resource. Find out how to work with the Android platform and develop your app.
We are going to create an Android database in our application to store data. This is one of the multiple ways of using persistence in our system. Let’s take a look at the steps in Android databases development with SQLite3.
Android is an open source operating system that anyone with the know-how can slap onto any piece of hardware. If that piece of hardware has access to the Android Market, you know Google approves. If that hardware is labeled a Google Experience Device, you know Google took the lead in its creation.
Back in November 2007 the Open Handset Alliance was created; bringing together all areas of the mobile industry to achieve one common goal. The idea was to produce cheaper phones, in a quicker time, with a rich and enhanced experience for users. But is the OHA still achieving anything today?
If you’ve got an Android phone, there’s a good chance that your phone comes with a version of Android customized by the manufacturer (like HTC’s Sense UI). If you’ve taken the steps to root your phone, then you’re probably aware you have more customization options, however, MIUI is a bit different.
This is the second part of the article series on Android code to connect your app to the Internet and retrieve data. In this article we will use libraries to treat JSON strings we receive from the server.
This is the third part of the series of articles on accessing the web with your Android application and retrieving data. This article will focus on the right element you have to use in your Android application when you are ‘doing a heavy task’ like accessing the Internet.
The purpose of this article is to show Android developers an easy way to access web services using Android code. After that, I will add more interesting elements to the formula, elements that I think are important to use when we are accessing the Internet, like treating data using JSON libraries.