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12 Key Tools and Resources for Android Development

Android development is one of the most lucrative fields of software development. Currently, 75.16% of all mobile users worldwide use an Android device. It's also very likely that Google's Android operating system will continue retaining its market position in the future as well. Thanks to Google and third-party developers, Android has an incredibly huge ecosystem and an active community. In this collection, you can find 12 key tools and resources you need to know if you want to build professional...

So You Want to Be an Android Developer…

  If you’re someone who wants to become an Android app developer, and certainly if you already are one, you’ll have noticed that there are thousands of apps on the Google Play store. Some are flooded with reviews and have been downloaded thousands of times, others never receive any attention, and have few or no downloads. In this article, I’ll be covering some of my experiences as an Android developer—I have been programming for a number of years now. I started by learning three programming...

Is Your Website Mobile App Ready?

It’s no secret that the mobile revolution is already here. Everyone’s been abuzz with talk about the need for websites to be mobile-ready and responsive for years now. But considering mobile device usage accounts for 55% of all internet activity, now is the perfect time to ensure any site you work with looks just as good on a mobile device as it does on a standard computer. Here’s another impressive stat: nearly 47% of all internet traffic now comes from mobile apps. When you take that into consideration,...

Google unveils early, surprise preview of Android N

If you’ve been following Android N-related news over the last, little while, you’d have been forgiven for thinking that Google would only begin publicly talking about Android N in May, when it holds its I/O developer conference. Android N is the company’s codename for its Android mobile operating system’s upcoming release. In a completely surprise move, however, Google preempted this expectation by throwing the development world a curveball. The company just announced the Android...

A simple introduction to Swift

At the WWDC 2014 Apple introduced a brand new programming language called Swift,. It's a language that has been created by Apple from the ground up to be both very efficient and very beautiful. Swift uses the same API's as C but in my opinion is easier to learn and get a grasp if you come from a web development background like me. If you are just as exited about this language as I am, then this is the article for you. Variables and constants ... Declaring variables in Swift, if you come from a Javascript background,...

Getting started with PhoneGap, part 3

With the first and second parts of this tutorial we have gotten pretty far when it comes to understanding PhoneGap and in this last part we will take a look at some more device API’s that we can make use of when creating our mobile applications with PhoneGap. The Contacts API ... The name in this API is pretty self explanatory , with this API we can access the device’s contacts database and it allows us to either create , find , clone or delete a contact. To create a contact we need to use the contacts.create...

Getting started with PhoneGap, part 2

The first part of this mini-series showed you what PhoneGap is, and how it can help you develop mobile applications with familiar technologies. In this second part we’ll look at some more device APIs. The geolocation API ... This API is used on a variety of websites to make the site (or in this case the mobile application) location aware. A simple example that would get you the user’s latitude, longitude and altitude coordinates and show them on the screen would look something like: document.addEventListener("deviceready",...

Getting started with PhoneGap

Creating Mobile applications is something a lot of web developers are keen to get into. The problem with creating these applications when coming from a web background is that new languages need to be learned. With PhoneGap that need is gone, PhoneGap allows you to build web applications with languages you are already familiar with like HTML, CSS and JavaScript. What is PhoneGap ? ... PhoneGap is an open source framework that aids in the development of cross-platform applications with languages familiar...
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