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CozyBot - Cool desktop phone holder every Android fan will love!

Posted by External 54 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — Early in 2012 a mysterious object appeared on the lawns outside OTAMate's HQ. What did it mean? Were the Mayans right and this was some kind of 2001-style omen? Nope - it was CozyBot! Designed by OTAMate and sold through our very own shop, this is the cool desktop phone holder every Android fan will love! When news of his arrival broke on Linked In there were so many hits to the site the servers Read More
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Threading with Android - part 2

Posted by admin 55 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — Following on from part 1, where we showed screens which updated only on finger press events, its time to get dynamic. We'll build on the first tutorial and make the numbers spin up all the time. This is a little more complex because it introduces a fundamental rule regarding threading on Android - one which was smartly side-stepped in part 1. Read More
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Sign, Doc & Release

Posted by admin 55 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — So you've written, tested and debugged your killer Android app and now want to share it with the world! Your project creates the file to install - the APK Android installable one - but that's not the full story. You can't distribute it unless its been signed, a security measure enforced on anyone distributing Android apps. The good news is it's nothing like as difficult as in the bad old days of Read More
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Automated Unit Testing the Android UI

Posted by admin 55 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — Test first development is now a main feature in projects which use agile techniques. I'm still in awe of seeing complex software being put through its paces by thousands of tests repeatedly, accurately and without a hint of the errors that could be introduced by tired or bored humans. Android supports and encourages this approach as a major factor in helping you create high quality code.&nbs Read More
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Google TV launches in the UK

Posted by External 55 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — Just as Sony announced their new Google TV set top box, the Google TV site itself saw a major overhaul, all suspiciously happening just days before this years Google I/O. Not only that, but now the Google TV service is to launch in the UK - two years after its US debut. Google TV has had a chequered past, and those following it from the start have seen many UI changes too. The most notorious Read More
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Toys R Us launch $150 Android tablet for kids

Posted by External 55 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — Toys R Us have announced their Tabeo 7-inch tablet, which promises child-safe features for $150. Surrounded by a huge drop-safe bumper, there's a front facing camera, WiFi and Toys R Us even run their own app store, the "Tabeo Store", to complement the 50 proloaded games and apps it comes preloaded with. Powered by a 1Ghz CPU, theres a decent amount of storage provided - 4Gb - but it also comes w Read More
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Java Logger Memory Leaks

Posted by admin 55 days ago General
http://feedproxy.google.com — dzone_url = "http://chaoticjava.com/posts/java-logger-memory-leaks/";Recently we switched from Log4J to the java.util.logger package (for this entry it will be called the “Java Logger”). Why, you might wonder, and I don’t have a good reason to give other than the illusion the Java Logger package gives as being more standard. I would like to stress the word illusion for a [… Read More
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Device independent display scaling

Posted by admin 56 days ago General
http://www.androidacademy.com — It's great to see so many new Android devices appearing. Developers love this, unless their apps look ugly on hardware they hadn't tried them on! The problem is having to cater for all the new screen sizes. Even worse - the same device can change orientation any time, like when rotating from portrait to landscape. To show a few techniques to help with this heres FlexiMaze, an app to plonk our lit Read More
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