How To Use Android Fragments And Weights To Create Dynamic Layouts

Let’s learn how to use android fragments and weights in this post – which is part of a series am doing!  If you have done anything in android development, you must have certainly run into a situation where you have to deal with different size devices and trust me, it is a piece of work. Just getting all the images to look right is a pain if you don’t have the right tools. With that being said, today I would like to share with you some of the tips I have learned over the months that I have been doing android development. Let us get to it!

How To Design Android Apps – a Simple Example

Let’s Learn how to design android apps in this post. Before we go any farther, I would like to warn you that I am not a designer by trade but I am learning these skills each day. In fact, I will admit that am terrible with colors (don’t expect over the top results from me as far as colors are concerned). Anyway, I like showing people what the final product looks like before I explain how to create it – this is because it helps those learning to have the picture in their memory and of course it is exciting that way. Let us get to it.

Win a Free Android Tablet For Testing Your Apps

Win a FREE android 7 inch tablet and use it to test your android applications before publishing them! Yeah, I am not kidding here pal, you could be a winner of a new android tablet. Everything is on me. It comes with a charger and a USB cord for debugging your badass applications.  Here is the tablet am talking about!

win free android tablet

How To Win a Free Android Tablet

You are probably asking; what are the rules here mr grasshopper? Nothing much really. Just to keep this fair and civil, here are the contest rules:

Android Architecture and Libraries Every Android Developer Should Know

The Android Architecture encourages the concept of component reuse, allowing you to publish and share activities, services, and data with other applications with access managed by the security restrictions you put in place. That being said, today I would like to share information about the android architecture and then some libraries that are provided to you for use while building your next killer app. So are you ready for this? If you said yes, then read on!

android architecture

Don’t be intimidated by the above image – you will not have to understand all that stuff today or even tomorrow.

Understanding The Android Application Manifest File

Today, I would like to help you understand the Android Application Manifest File as an android developer. Each android application you build will include a file called AndroidManifest.xml which is placed in the root of the project hierarchy. So why is it important? Because it lets you define the structure and metadata of your android application and its components.

android application manifest file

The Android Application Manifest file includes nodes for each of the following components:

  • Activities
  • Services
  • Content providers
  • Broadcast Receivers

How To Build Simple Counter Android App

In my first android app development post, I showed how you could easily create a simple to do list application from scratch. In this post however, we are going deeper or one step further by creating a Counter App that will change a value as well as the background color depending on which button is clicked. If you asking yourself of a use case, I am thinking of a scenario where you are playing family games and you want to keep score count. You can reset to zero when you are starting over. Pretty fun right? Let us look at the final product before writing some code: