Monthly Archives: December 2011

Image transition animation in Android

By | December 29, 2011

Hello all… I have shown a lot of examples of animations in android. Today I will show you how to show an image transition animation between two images. For that you have to create an xml named “expand_collapse.xml” inside the res/drawable folder. The contents of “expand_collapse.xml” are Now in the main.xml place an imageView to show the transition… Read More »

How to create a custom layout for your camera in Android?

By | December 28, 2011

Hello everyone, Today’s example shows how to create a custom layout for your camera preview, that is if you want a custom layout while your camera is opening. This example helps you to achieve this. First create a fresh project and name it CameraCustomLayout and copy this code to CameraCustomLayout.java file. After that create an xml file named… Read More »

How to install an APK into your device or emulator through command prompt or shell.

By | December 27, 2011

In this post I will show you how to install an apk on to the emulator or the device through the shell or command prompt. Before experimenting with this post I assume that you have these done 1. Installed the Android SDK. 2. Added the adb path to the environment path. This is how you add the path… Read More »

Parsing an XML from Online in Android

By | December 25, 2011

In the previous example I showed how to parse an xml that is stored in a file in res/xml folder. In this post I will show you how to parse an xml that is stored in a server in an xml file. Here I am using an xml that is stored in here Here is the java code… Read More »

Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich Cool features

By | December 24, 2011

Android 4.0 is here and it is completely different from its predecessors. The rate at which android is growing is unbeleivable. Students earning computer forensics degrees need to be aware of all different systems, so they should learn about these features. These are some of the features. 1. Refined, evolved UI 2. Home screen folders and favorites tray… Read More »

Parsing XML in Android a simple example

By | December 24, 2011

This is a simple example showing how to parse an xml in Androi. In this method the xml file is stored in res/xml folder. First create a folder named “xml” inside the raw folder. Then create an xml file named test.xml and copy the contents into it. This is the XML file we are going to parse. Now… Read More »

How to show a sliding window from below in Android?

By | December 22, 2011

Hello everyone, I have already showed you how to use a SlidingViewer to create a slidingWindow. Today I will show another way to create such a window with the help of animation. Please check one of my previous posts to do this in another way. How to show a sliding window from below in Android? Check this new… Read More »

How to add markers on our desired location in Google Maps Android?

By | December 21, 2011

In the last few posts I have showed some examples of how to work with Google maps. In this post I will show you how to add a marker in our desired position in the map. Adding something on top of a map is called overlay. Here we will create a class to add an overlay. This code… Read More »

Showing a desired location on Google Maps in Android?

By | December 20, 2011

In the previous post I showed you how to start with google Maps and changing the views and changing the zooming of maps. Today I will show how to show our desired location in the Map. For that we need the latitude and longitude of the location we want to show the location on the map. The only… Read More »

Displaying Zoom Controls and Changing the View of Google Maps in Android. or Create ZoomIn or Out by Code

By | December 19, 2011

Hello all……… In the previous post I showed you how to start with Google maps in android. In this post I will show you how to show zooming controls and changing the view of the map. Actually this is really simple. Add these lines to the previous code to add the zooming controls. Now how to change the… Read More »

How to start with Google Maps in Android?

By | December 16, 2011

Hello everyone, in this tutorial I will show you how to start with Google Maps in android. Follow these steps while connecting to Google Maps in android. Create a project with “Google APIs” as the Base SDK. First, if you are testing the application on the Android emulator, locate the SDK debug certificate located in the default folder… Read More »

Flitering a ListView using an input from an EditText in Android.

By | December 14, 2011

Hello everyone In today’s tutorial I will show you how to filter a ListView based on an input from the EditText. This is really simple we just need to call getFilter().filter(search_string) on the adapter to filter the values from the ListViews. Just take a look at this example. Here is the layout file main.xml Here is the java… Read More »

Most Common and most important String functions in Corona.

By | December 12, 2011

Here are some of the string functions that are most commonly used in Corona SDK. In this example you can find all the common string functions with a wroking example for each. This example contains functions to 1. Check the first character in a string 2. Check the last character in a string. 3. Changing the first character… Read More »

SlidingDrawer in Android, A simple example.

By | December 1, 2011

Sliding-Drawer in a nice and useful widget in android. Please check one of my previous posts to do this in another way. How to show a sliding window from below in Android? Check this new One using Navigation Drawer About Sliding drawer SlidingDrawer hides content out of the screen and allows the user to drag a handle to… Read More »