Category Archives: ANDROID

How to Solve No matching client found Error in Android Studio

By | November 23, 2016

No matching client found Error usually comes when you are using the FireBase SDK in your project. This is because you are missing the the ‘google-services.json’ file in your project. You may have added it, but in the wrong path. Android Studio will try to search for it in the ‘app’ directory. The Solution is… Read More »

Android studio : Gradle project sync failed error – How to Solve

By | November 23, 2016

This is the most common errors that we see in Android Studio and very often it is easy to fix. Just follow these simple steps File -> Invalidate caches / Restart Shutdown Android Studio Rename/remove .gradle folder in the user home directory Restart Android Studio let it download all the Gradle stuff it needs Gradle… Read More »

onRequestPermissionsResult not called on Fragments in Android

By | October 12, 2016

This is a common mistake that people make when coding for marshmallow. When in AppCompatActivity, you should use ActivityCompat.requestPermissions; When in android.support.v4.app.Fragment, you should use simply requestPermissions (this is an instance method of android.support.v4.app.Fragment) If you call ActivityCompat.requestPermissions in a fragment, the onRequestPermissionsResult callback is called on the activity and not the fragment. If you… Read More »

Custom SeekBar in Android With Labels in Bottom.

By | August 9, 2016

In this article I will be making a SeekBar as shown in the below screenshot. CustomSeekBar Class We will create a custom class for creating the custom Seekbar. I named it “CustomSeekBar.java” Usage Here is the layout. This is how you use it in your Activity. You are adding the CustomSeekbar to a LinearLayout. So… Read More »

Simple Example on using CAMERA Access permission in Android Marshmallow.

By | July 29, 2016

Below example asks for camera permission in an Android Marshmallow Device. Add Camera permission to the manifest For asking for permission you can call like this. To Check if the user has permission to access camera. Now the Callback if the User has performed any action. if the user clicks “Never ask again” then check… Read More »

Analysing, Inspecting and Generating Code Reports using SonarQube in Android Studio

By | July 1, 2016

SonarQube, formerly known as Sonar, is a platform to analyze code quality. Installing SonarQube Go to http://www.sonarqube.org/downloads/ and download the latest release. Unzip the archive to the directory of your choice. Starting SonarQube Go to your downloaded SonarQube. Open bin/[folder corresponding to your OS] Open up a terminal window and navigate to bin/[folder corresponding to… Read More »

CRUD Operations in SQLite using SQLiteOpenHelper – Android

By | June 26, 2016

We do SQLite operations in Android by extending the SQLiteOpenHelper Class. I will create an Employee table with three fields id name company. I have a model class same as the database table Employee. Employee.java Lets see How we can do the CRUD (Create, Read, Update and Delete) Operations. CREATE We create a class that… Read More »

Geofencing in Android, A Simple Example.

By | June 20, 2016

What is Geofencing? Geo-fencing is a feature in a software program that uses the global positioning system (GPS) or radio frequency identification (RFID) to define geographical boundaries. A geofence is a virtual barrier. Today we will discuss how we can implement Geofencing in Android with a single location. First You need to provide the permissions… Read More »

Downloading Multiple files(Images etc..) in Android Simultaneously/or in Batches in Android using ThreadPoolExecutor.

By | June 10, 2016

CPUs with multiple cores have almost become the standard in Android devices. This means multiple operations doesn’t have to wait to be executed on a single thread. They can rather run on multiple threads in parallel where each threads gets executed on a single processor. For example imagine an operation where multiple images have to… Read More »

Implementing Google Analytics in your Android app – Track User Activities.

By | June 5, 2016

Implementing Google Analytics can help you find out how users are using your app. Which page is being visited regularly.You can also Know about the crashes happening in your app. How many users are currently using your app in real time and which page is currently being used more. Lets see how we can implement… Read More »

Custom Loaders with SQLite in Android

By | June 1, 2016

Introduced in Android 3.0, loaders make it easy to asynchronously load data in an activity or fragment. Loaders have these characteristics: They are available to every Activity and Fragment. They provide asynchronous loading of data. They monitor the source of their data and deliver new results when the content changes. They automatically reconnect to the… Read More »

Using Loaders in Android Using SimpleCursorAdapter in Android.

By | May 20, 2016

Introduced in Android 3.0, loaders make it easy to asynchronously load data in an activity or fragment. Loaders have these characteristics: They are available to every Activity and Fragment. They provide asynchronous loading of data. They monitor the source of their data and deliver new results when the content changes. They automatically reconnect to the… Read More »

Filtering a RecyclerView with Custom Objects.

By | May 13, 2016

This demo will show you how you can filter a RecyclerView with your Custom Objects. If you are new to RecyclerView, then please go through this post to get a glance. Check out the Demo Video ( 7 seconds) Here I am using a CustomClass called “ListItem” which has three members. ListItem.java MainActivity.java We have… Read More »

Volley Demo in Android

By | April 10, 2016

Volley is an HTTP library that makes networking for Android apps easier and most importantly, faster. Volley is available through the open AOSP repository. Volley offers the following benefits: Automatic scheduling of network requests. Multiple concurrent network connections. Transparent disk and memory response caching with standard HTTP cache coherence. Support for request prioritization. Cancellation request… Read More »

Best Coding Practices in Android – Part 2

By | April 5, 2016

You can read the First Article about Best Coding Practices in Android here. Re-Use Elements and Layouts Use for reusing layouts. You can read about this from here. Use Different resources for different density Screens. Properly organize your images in mdpi, hdpi,xhdpi etc folders for corresponding screens. This helps to prevent blurry images. Read more… Read More »

Best coding practices in Android Part 1

By | April 5, 2016

Following conventions. Do not try to create a new convention for coding. Follow the standard convention. Like Class Naming. File Naming. Variable Naming. Code commenting. Code intending. Performing Background Jobs Use Asynctasks and Services for long running Tasks. While normal services run in main thread as the application, it should be used to run very… Read More »

RecyclerView Simple Example in Android.

By | March 25, 2016

The RecyclerView widget is a more advanced and flexible version of ListView. This widget is a container for displaying large data sets that can be scrolled very efficiently by maintaining a limited number of views. Use the RecyclerView widget when you have data collections whose elements change at runtime based on user action or network… Read More »

Custom Transitions in Android M using RippleDrawables

By | March 20, 2016

Ripple Drawables. Touch feedback in material design provides an instantaneous visual confirmation at the point of contact when users interact with UI elements. The default touch feedback animations for buttons use the new RippleDrawable class, which transitions between different states with a ripple effect. We can either apply RippleDrawable in XML or using Drawable XML… Read More »

Bluetooth Demo in Android – Listing paired Devies, Find other Online BT devices, Connect to a BT Device, Communicate between connected BT Devices ( Chat ).

By | March 10, 2016

In this Demo we will see Check compatibility of the device. Turn On/Off Bluetooth, Making it discoverable List Paired Devies. Check for Online Bluetooth Devices. Connect with a Device. Communicate between Connected Bluetooth Devices. Disconnect from Device. You can download the complete Android Studio Source code at the end of the post. Before We start… Read More »

Local broadcast events with LocalBroadcastManager in Android

By | March 1, 2016

LocalBroadcastManager is Helper to register for and send broadcasts of Intents to local objects within your process. This is has a number of advantages over sending global broadcasts with sendBroadcast(Intent): You know that the data you are broadcasting won’t leave your app, so don’t need to worry about leaking private data. It is not possible… Read More »