Cyanogen Inc. – A Betrayal to the Spirit of Android

This post might draw me a lot of heat but please hear me out before automatically coming to a conclusion. I like you have been a lover of all things CyanogenMod for years. My first ROM flash was CM 6 for the Motorola Droid, I can still remember just how fricken excited I was to Read more about Cyanogen Inc. – A Betrayal to the Spirit of Android[…]

Many have noticed a drop in Active User Installs in their Google Play Developers Console.

Drop in Active User Installs Starting May 13th in the Google Play Developer Console?

Why are Active User Installs Dropping in the Google Play Developers Console!? Edit: Oops, clearly it was May 13th. Two days ago I opened the Google Play Developer Console to utter shock. My app, Saving Made Simple, is by no means a runaway hit, though Active User Installs were progressing nicely until the morning of Read more about Drop in Active User Installs Starting May 13th in the Google Play Developer Console?[…]

Problem opening Android Studio after installation?

Android Studio Won’t Open for You Either? This is How to Fix the Android Studio IDE!

Android Studio was released today by Google during their I/O keynote speech. If you’re not familiar with it (download a copy here) it’s the beta release of Android’s IDE alternative to Eclipse. Android Studio has many familiar aspects which it shares with Eclipse, though I must say Android Studio feels much “crisper” and more intuitive Read more about Android Studio Won’t Open for You Either? This is How to Fix the Android Studio IDE![…]

Personal finance, budgeting and money manager app - Saving Made Simple

Personal Finance, Budgeting & Money Manager Android App – Saving Made Simple

Saving Made Simple is a great new personal finance app for the Android platform. This app allows users to budget for upcoming bills, create savings goals in over 65 foreign currencies and much more. Budgeting has never been simpler, Saving Made Simple is basically a money manager in your pocket as it tracks your progress Read more about Personal Finance, Budgeting & Money Manager Android App – Saving Made Simple[…]

Android Observers and Observables – How to Update Activities Automatically Upon Data Changes!

Extending the Android Observer and Observable Classes for Auto Updates The beauty of using an object oriented language such as Java is the ability to extend other classes on your object. Two awesome example of this are the Java Observer and Observable classes. By extending the Observable class on your data object (model), you are Read more about Android Observers and Observables – How to Update Activities Automatically Upon Data Changes![…]

How to Make Your Android App Promote Itself Socially in Just 4 Lines of Code!

Android’s built-in sharing function is a great way to spread the word about your first Android App. In this brief tutorial I’m not only going to show you how to set up sharing from your app, but I’m also going to spill my secrets on how sharing can make your app market itself! Think it Read more about How to Make Your Android App Promote Itself Socially in Just 4 Lines of Code![…]

Android 9-Patch Images–How they Work and How to Create Them

Everyone seems to be interested in how Android deals with multiple screen sizes and pixel densities, after all, Android comes in thousands of different configurations. One of the ways Android deals with this is through dynamic images called 9-Patch images. A 9-Patch is a special kind of PNG image, the Android operating system reads the Read more about Android 9-Patch Images–How they Work and How to Create Them[…]

Android Tutorial Review – Populating Android Spinner Data from an SQLite Database

Background: I always suggest using an SQLite database for storing your apps’ data. Even if your app doesn’t store a huge amount of data, you may find benefits to using a database over an app’s SharedPreferences (SharedPreferences are essentially settings each app can save). For instance, one of the best things about storing your data Read more about Android Tutorial Review – Populating Android Spinner Data from an SQLite Database[…]

Android Development Cheat Sheet – PDF Download

I’ve found many of you have a desire to create your first app by learning Java/Android. I know how overwhelming it can feel to get started, especially as someone who’s not a programmer. This being said, I put together a PDF with every single resource I used to create my first Android – Saving Made Read more about Android Development Cheat Sheet – PDF Download[…]