Tag Archives: Applications

How to make a http call repeatedly from a service in android?

We may have applications in which we may have to make repeated calls to a webservice. At that time services may be useful. This is such an example in which we will be creating a Service in android to create a repeated call to a webservice in a time delay of some seconds or milliseconds. OK We will… Read More »

How to create a Custom Toggle Button in android?

Hello everyone… In today’s tutorial I will show you how to create a custom toggle button in android. Often in our applications we don’t need a default toggle button, so I will show you how to change that to make a toggle button according to your need. First I will create a fresh project named “CustomToggleButton” and name… Read More »

How to explicitly free memory in android OR Release unwanted memory in Android?

If you are writing memory consuming applications there is a bigger chance that your application may be running out of memory after sometime. So there are some methods in android that invokes the garbage collector explicitly. See the following function which invokes the garbage collector to free a lot of memory. A little explanation about the methods. Java.Lang.Runtime.RunFinalization… Read More »

How to detect shake in iPhone ? An example

Hi, Sometimes you may want to detect shake gesture in iPhone using your programs. But how can you detect shake gesture in iPhone? Shake gesture in iPhone can be detected by using the accelerometer. The following lines of code can be used for detecting the shake gesture in iPhone. You can use these lines of code in your… Read More »

Make your own gesture application in ANDROID or How to use gestures in ANDROID?

Hi all…. In this tutorial I will teach you how to make use of Gestures in ANDROID and make your own application. Follow the below steps exactly to get an idea of how to use gestures. 1. Make a gesture Library. 2. Add your own gestures into it. 3. Export it to your applications and use it. It… Read More »

How to get information about all the applications installed in your ANDROID Emulator or Phone? / How to use getPackageManager() in ANDROID ?

Hi all, In this tutorial I will show you how to get the information about all the applications installed in your ANDROID phone. What you have to do is create a ANDROID project inside the package pack.GetAllInstalledApplications amd name the java file “GetAllInstalledApplicationsExample.java” and copy the following code into it. Here the “getPackageManager().getInstalledPackages(0);” gets information about all the… Read More »

How to add files like images inside your emulator in ANDROID?

In many of our android applications we need images and other files to be inside your emulator, such as images in the gallery. But unlike iPhone we cannot simply drag and drop files inside the emulator., because iPhone’s is simply a simulator. It justs creates an envoronment for testing. But ANDROID mimics the real phone. So we need… Read More »