Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Quiet Droid

Recently I’ve been diving into the world of Android development, just for fun. I decided to make an application that I needed, because I wanted to and nothing else seemed to do exactly what I wanted. Its an app that allows you to setup some automatic quiet times, when everything will be turned off and [...]

Send to Android Device

I discovered a great new plugin and app for my android device. Its called Chrom-To-Phone as an app, or chrometophone plugin for Chrome. However, best news is that there is also a FoxToPhone for Firefox. It allows you to right click anywhere on a page, or any link, and then send it to your android [...]

Android ListView

I was browsing the interwebs trying to find an example of how to do a ListView on Android through XML. However, there were not very many good examples. There were many that talked about creating a new activity, but I wanted my list view to be within another so that was no option. I finally [...]

Changing Android Views Dynamically

So I was trying to figure out a way to change a view at runtime, depending on the click of different buttons. I came across one site that seemed promising so I decided that I would post it here.
Android: How to load layout xml files dynamically during runtime
In addition, I found that this stackoverflow post [...]

Android Rectangle Shape XML

I was having a hard time with this, and being new to Android I found the solution to this not that easy. My problem: I wanted to simply try creating a rectangle through XML and display it on screen. I tried using DroidDraw to no avail, and this tool seems like it could be interesting [...]

No resource identifier found for attribute ’showAsAction’ in package android

Playing around with some of the widgets available in Android 3.0 and there is the Action Bar that is used everywhere (such as in the Email client) and it is cool. I was playing around for the longest time to try and get it to build, but it seems that it just didn’t want it. [...]

Android Development with Visual Studio

Me, being the programmer that I am, decided to play around with some Android development. Well, at first I wasn’t too happy with a lot of things. First, Android uses Java as it’s main language – something that I really detest. Second, it requires Cygwin for development (sorta). Third, no Visual Studio integration.
Java isn’t absolutely [...]

Android vs iOS

So, another one of those Android vs iOS rants. I personally have never liked Apple products, so take that for whatever it is worth. When you consider the positive points of Android against iOS there are a few things in favour for Apple products. First, there are a lot of applications and music available. Second, [...]