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WMMR Android Application
Who says iPhone users can have all the fun??! There’s a pretty cool iPhone app that grabs podcasts from 93.3 WMMR here in Philly and allows for playback and a whole bunch of other cool stuff. I think this might be one of my new fun projects I’ll start working on towards the end of ...
08-01-2009, 10:37 By Steve
What sort of things would you like to see in the next few months? Here are a few ideas I’ve seen so far:
Chemistry application (useful for highschool/college kids, perhaps?).
Blockbuster.com application (to rival Netflix).
What other things would be useful to have running on Android?
07-01-2009, 08:26 By Steve
Mobile Application Business Models
There have certainly been a lot of buzz generated around the iTunes Store business model when it comes to software for the iPhone/iPod Touch, and it will inevitably hit the Android Marketplace sometime this month. The question is, what will be the response to paid applications in the Android Market, and how will developers react ...
05-01-2009, 14:35 By Steve
Happy New Year
Happy New Year to everyone! 2009 looks to be a great year for Google’s Android. Here are some of the things we can look forward to in the very near future:
International expansion of the Android Market.
Priced applications in the Android Market.
Further development and deployment of the “cupcake” release of Android.
Possible Android netbooks going mainstream.
Additional handsets ...
03-01-2009, 16:34 By Steve
The Tip Calculator was my first real experience with writing applications for Android. It’s VERY basic, and has a couple of flaws, but it was a nice gentle introduction into developing with Android. When I submitted my application, there was only one other tip calculator around. Now, I think there’s probably at least a half ...
31-12-2008, 11:43 By Steve
The One: Musings on Android 1.0 SDK and the G1
Both the Android 1.0 SDK and the T-Mobile G1 announcements had some interesting tidbits that didn't attract all the news coverage, but might impact you as an Android developer in the coming weeks and months.
24-09-2008, 08:49 By Mark Murphy
Op-Ed: We Have Met Android, And It Is Us
Device users don't buy "openness" – they buy benefits that they personally realize. And to that extent, Android will succeed or fail based on our efforts as developers. If openness is Android's strength, it is up to us to make that meaningful to ordinary people.
17-09-2008, 08:05 By Mark Murphy
Layout Problems Redux: Hierarchy Viewer
In the previous Building ‘Droids post, we went through an exercise of figuring out what was going wrong with a RelativeLayout used as rows in a ListView. This exercise used “retro” diagnostic techniques, such as ...
04-09-2008, 05:28 By Mark Murphy
Diagnosing Layout Problems
Yesterday, a post came over the transom on the [android-developers] Google Group, citing a problem in getting a RelativeLayout to work properly as a row in a ListView. Since I screwed up my initial response ...
02-09-2008, 07:15 By Mark Murphy
Fancy ListViews Redux: 0.9 SDK and RatingBar
You may remember way back when (e.g., July 2008) when Building ‘Droids featured a six-post series on creating fancy ListView implementations, culminating in a CheckListView widget that could be used as a drop-in replacement for ...
26-08-2008, 12:05 By Mark Murphy
0.9 SDK Tips #1: The Hidden Changes
This is the first in a series of blog posts to help those of you with M5 applications make the jump to the 0.9 SDK. Also, if you see a tutorial dated before mid-August, that ...
21-08-2008, 11:23 By Mark Murphy
Fun with Fonts
Inevitably, you’ll get the question “hey, can we change this font?” when doing application development. The answer depends on what fonts come with the platform, whether you can add other fonts, and how to apply ...
18-08-2008, 10:58 By Mark Murphy
Flipping Your Views
Let’s face it: phones are small.
Even if you have a phone with excellent screen resolution, the physical screen size is still rarely over 3″x5″, since most people want phones that can fit in a pocket, ...
14-08-2008, 12:20 By Mark Murphy