Android

Tools We Love – iOS and Android

Learn more about Android Developer tools. From Android tools to iOS developer tools, discover our favorite Android and iOS tools that help us spend more time writing code, and less time in the spaces in between.

Automation

Automating Input Events on Android

Learn more about Android shell commands. From Android KeyEvent to ADB shell, see how to automate your processes and simplify your workload.

The Curious Case of Systrace Reporting Jank on an EditText

Find out why Systrace may be reporting jank on an app with EditText. Learn more about Android GPU rendering and how it may be affected by EditText.

How to Earn an “A” for Android Accessibility

Learn more about Android Accessibility. From Android TalkBack to Android labelfor, see a demonstration of available tools that can make your Android app a great user experience for everyone.

Overlapping Fragments with VideoViews

Learn more about Android VideoView. From SurfaceView to Android Fragment Examples, discover a solution for issues with VideoViews on Android overlapping each other, even when they are part of different Fragments.

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Wrapping a Legacy Library in Rx

Using an AWS S3 Upload as an Example The Rx Universe is vast and by me largely unexplored, so there is an opportunity to learn something new every day. The AWS S3 Android SDK does […]

Tools We Love – iOS and Android

This time of year is often associated with greeting cards and chocolate, but the team at Raizlabs is showing the love by opting out of flowers and into sharing our favorite tools. We love developing […]

Why Firebase: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Learn more about the Firebase Database service. From seeing exactly what Firebase is to what Firebase is used for, click here to observe how this real-time database is unrivaled when it comes to how quickly you can move as a developer.

Android Activity Transitions, Part 1

Learn more about Android Activity Transition Animations. From Android shared element transitions to Android activity examples, discover how to create animations that look great and are a dramatic improvement from using platform defaults.

Go With the DBFlow: The Fastest Android ORM Database Library

Learn more about DBFlow. From Android ORM to ORM databases, discover how to make your application feel snappier, decrease your application’s power footprint, and let code you write feel natural and simple.