Category Archives: Android

Multiple AsyncTask In Android

What is AsyncTask AsyncTask is an abstract Android class which helps the Android applications to perform tasks without blocking the UI Thread. AsyncTask is designed to be a helper class around Thread and Handler. Thread Pool Pattern AsyncTask uses a thread pool pattern for running the stuff from doInBackground() The Thread pool Pattern is where number of Continue Reading »

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Lazy Loading and Memory Management of Images in ListView in Android

Introduction to Lazy Loading What is lazy loading? A little introduction of lazy loading is  it is a design pattern to defer the initialization of an object until the point at which it is needed. In simple words create objects when it is needed. Problems to Tackle Before talking about lazy loading of images, I Continue Reading »

65k-Method-limit

Android 65K method limit

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Nokia supports Android

New Nokia phones supports Android

Great opportunity for Android developers. Nokia has launched a new Nokia X Software Platform, a customized platform built on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The Nokia X family features smartphones powered by Android. The UI resembles Windows Phone — but other parts of the system feel distinctly Android or even Asha-ish. To publish Android Continue Reading »

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Secure Web Service integration in Mobile Apps

Web services have gained lot of importance lately. From mobile apps perspective, native apps (Andorid, iOS, Windows Phone, etc.) or HTML5/JS Frameworks like Sencha Touch need to talk to the web services to get the data and push the data. How do we ensure that request sent to web services is from authenticated client? For Continue Reading »

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Testing – Facebook Integration in iOS and Android

Testing – Facebook integration of the app – requires different combinations of situations and cases to be tested. Ex Login to Application using Facebook when Facebook app is installed on the device. In another case, Facebook app is not installed. Let us go through some of them …. iOS – Login Test Scenarios  1. User Continue Reading »

Multiple Profiles In Android

Multiple User Profiles in Android

What is this offering from Android? One Tablet used by multiple users – How can we shield users from seeing each other stuff. Jelly Bean has an answer to it. Just like Windows OS, several user profiles (accounts) can be created on Android from Jelly Bean 4.2  (Tablets only) and onwards versions. This feature abstracts Continue Reading »

Handle Android Fragmentation while developing Apps (Role of UI Designer)

Fragmentation in Android can be broadly attributed to following 4 factors: Android OS Versions Devices with different densities (ppi) Devices with different form factors / screen sizes Customization done by OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)   Developing applications is a team work and there are key roles that help in containing fragmentation while developing apps. These Continue Reading »