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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Special characters that can be included in a Swift String ?

By | January 5, 2018

Special characters can be included in string literals using the following escape sequences: The following example shows how to use a few string literals: Swift 4 Escape sequence Meaning \0 Null Character \\ \character \b Backspace \f Form feed \n Newline \r Carriage return \t Horizontal tab \v Vertical tab \’ Single Quote \” Double Quote \000 Octal… Read More »

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How to Count characters in a String in Swift 4?

By | December 20, 2017

To retrieve a count of the characters in a string, call the global countElements function and pass in a string as the function’s sole parameter: prints “sampleString has 32 characters” Note : Different Unicode characters and different representations of the same Unicode character can require different amounts of memory to store. Because of this, characters in Swift do… Read More »

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How Type Safety is implemeted in Swift 4?

By | December 15, 2017

Swift 4 is a type-safe language which means if a part of your code expects a String, you can’t pass it an Int by mistake. As Swift 4 is type-safe, it performs type-checks when compiling your code and flags any mismatched types as errors. Playground execution failed: error: :6:6: error: cannot assign to ‘let’ value ‘myVar’ myVar =… Read More »

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How to start With Kotlin?

By | November 5, 2017

Life is good and everything will be ok, Kotlin is here… In this article we will check how we can start with Kotlin for Android. Make sure you won’t overwrite your old Android Studio when you install the new version. Method 1 : Pre-requisites First you have to download Android Studio Beta 3.0 from here. Android Studio has… Read More »

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How to add Deeplinks in your Android Application?

By | November 1, 2017

What are Deep Links? Let’s understand this with the help of a situation. If you happened to click a link on a webpage and suddenly it opens an application inside you phone or opens a dialog asking you to choose an application to handle this click. Yes, this is called deep linking. You can read more about deep… Read More »

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