Top 10 most downloaded and used mobile apps

By | July 23, 2018

Studies show that we spend more time with our mobile devices every day, either working or enjoying our leisure time. And we use apps in these devices . But what are the ones that we use the most? Sensor Tower is a company dedicated to the marketing of mobile applications, which periodically publishes a report that collects the… Read More »

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8 things you need to know before becoming a blockchain developer

By | July 20, 2018

The blockchain is one of the fastest-growing markets in the entire IT industry. According to the report, the global blockchain technology market is predicted to reach $2.3 billion by 2021, creating a big demand for more engineers and software developers. It obviously represents a colossal career potential for talented blockchain specialists. An average software developer in the US… Read More »

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Free Daily News App

By | July 18, 2018

Download our free news app and get instant news from popular news channels instantly. Get the app from here… https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.mobile.daily_news          Please download and leave your valuable feedback as well. Why you will download this app? Fast and efficient. Incorporates news from all famous news channels. Consumes minimal battery. No intruding ads or notifications. Completely… Read More »

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How Image Loading Libraries work in Android?

By | July 14, 2018

In this article, Lets find out how the image loading libraries like Picasso, Glide and Fresco works. We know that images are the one which takes most of the space in our application either in App size or the memory at runtime. Also using large number of images often kicks off Garbage Collection (GC) Events. The more number… Read More »

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How to show a Snackbar in Flutter? iOS and Android.

By | May 20, 2018

Here is a simple example where the user clicks a button to show a Snackbar. We know that there is no inbuilt snackbar for iOS. But Flutter makes it easy to do without any custom native code. You can see a Demo video here. Here we use two main elements Scaffold Snackbar The Scaffold Widget from the material… Read More »

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How to encrypt and decrypt an audio file in Android?

By | May 8, 2018

Here is a simple example to encrypt and decrypt a audio file in Android. We will directly go to the implementation part. Demo Video You can check the demo video here. Download Library You can download the simple library from here. Aim Download an audio file from internet. Encrypt and save the encrypted file in Disk, so that… Read More »

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AutoConnect to Wi-Fi in iOS

By | May 5, 2018

Apple has introduced a new API in iOS 11 where you can directly connect to a Wi-Fi from with-in the app. For this code to work 1. you need to enable the networking capabilities in your provisioning profile. 2. Once you enable the networking profile in the provisioning profile, you need to regenerate and sign the app with… Read More »

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Android’s new D8 dexer

By | April 30, 2018

Google has now come up with a new compiler for Android, the D8. This one is basically improved and efficient compared to the DX compiler. Google had shipped the D8 compiler along with Android Studio 3.0 with a opt-in feature. In the initial phase the default compiler would be DX, then Google will deprecate it in later phase.… Read More »

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What are promises in React Native, How is it different from Callbacks?

By | April 23, 2018

Basically saying both are same. But there are some differences. Lets see what are some of the advantages of Promises. Promises are just a cleaner way for running asynchronous callbacks. Promises also has error catching mechanism which are not in callbacks. Promises are an abstraction for cleaner and better functional code. What are callbacks? Callback is a function… Read More »

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React Native Module Bridge Example

By | April 15, 2018

The document demonstrates the steps to create react native module bridge in Android and iOS. Below are the steps for creating a native bridge in Android. ANDROID Open the Android Studio with the corresponding project from your react native project. Step 1 : Create the Java class that extends ReactPackage. (eg: AndroidModulePackage.java). Implement the interface methods (createViewManagers &… Read More »

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Room Database from Google – A Simple Example

By | April 5, 2018

Lets talk about the Room Persistent Library from Google. The Room persistence library provides an abstraction layer over SQLite to allow fluent database access while harnessing the full power of SQLite. The library helps you create a cache of your app’s data on a device that’s running your app. This cache, which serves as your app’s single source… Read More »

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Implementing GCM in Android

By | March 30, 2018

Hi Friends, In this article I will be talking about how you can implement GCM in Android using FirebaseMessaging Service. Below are the steps you need to follow… Create Project in Android Studio Create a new project in Android Studio. The package name we use here will be used in the Firebase Console. Create Project in Firebase Console… Read More »

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What is ButterKnife?

By | March 15, 2018

What is ButterKnife? Its a kind of view injection in Activities or Fragments using Annotations. Butterknife can be used to 1. Bind Views 2. Bind Clicks 3. Can be used with resources like strings, colors, Dimens, Drawables etc. Below are the annotations available AnnotationDescription @BindView Binds view object. TextView, Button, Spinner or any view object @BindView(R.id.logo) ImageView imgLogo;… Read More »

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Quick Git Command you can use in your project

By | March 5, 2018

Here are some git commands that you will normally use in a git version controlled project repository. Commit For Commiting all modified files use git commit -am”Message” Status For checking the status of the git repository use git status Log For getting the information about the Git checkins use… git log To Print in a convenient one line… Read More »

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Why you should use StringBuilder instead of StringBuffer in Android for better performance?

By | February 25, 2018

StringBuffer StringBuffer is mutable means one can change the value of the object . The object created through StringBuffer is stored in the heap. StringBuffer has the same methods as the StringBuilder , but each method in StringBuffer is synchronized that is StringBuffer is thread safe.Due to this it does not allow two threads to simultaneously access the… Read More »

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Using Otto Event Bus to Communicate b/w Activity and Fragment.

By | February 15, 2018

Using Otto Event Bus to Communicate b/w Activity and Fragment. Otto Event Bus is an Android Library that helps developers to communicate between Android Activity and Fragment and vice-versa. Lets see a simple implementation of this. Here I will pass a simple string from Activity to Fragment and Vice-versa. Gradle Layout Activity layout Fragment Layout Register and unregister… Read More »

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Implementing Downloadable fonts in Android – Kotlin.

By | February 5, 2018

Here is a simple example in which we will download a font from google and set it to our textview. View the Demo here Layout Here is our layout. The Edittext is a autocomplete textview where we will load the font names to download. The font names are stored in values.xml Lets see the layout. Font Family names… Read More »

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How to BackUp user’s data programatically in Android?

By | January 25, 2018

Android’s Backup service allows you to persist the data in a Google cloud storage. Android does this with the help of a BackUpAgent in the SDK. If we want to backup the data, then extend the BackupAgent. Lets see how we can do this. Benefits Reduce user frustration Increase login-rate. Reduce support calls Minimize user attrition Sustain user… Read More »

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Simple Job Scheduler Demo in Android

By | January 20, 2018

Android helps us to schedule jobs in an efficient way. Android has a built in Job scheduler for this. Lets see how this is done. Before that lets see what google has to say about Job Scheduling. These are the normal tasks an application does : Updating network resources. Downloading information. Updating background tasks. Scheduling system service calls.… Read More »

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