A few days ago I received a feature request for my Blocks! Android games and it was a very easy one to implement, so I went ahead and did it. Later that night I received some fairly angry emails from people where the app no longer worked. The main error message I was seeing on [...]
For those of you who wish to copy APKs from your non-rooted Android device to your computer, you can follow the steps outlined in this article. Owners of rooted devices can use the same steps, but I’m sure there are far easier ways than what is written below. So far, the process is 100% effective. [...]
AsyncTasks are one way of pushing long running tasks onto a background thread. Sometimes you may want to cancel them in response to user input. For example, let’s say your application is performing a search in your product and the user realized they entered the wrong term so they press the back button or somehow [...]
This morning I tried creating a brand new Android project after having updated to ADT 20 last week. My first impression with the new project wizard was positive. Much like how I feel about the new makeover of the developer site, I think they’ve cleaned up the UI and made it easier and cleaner. I [...]
For the past few days at work I have had the privilege of porting our application to both the Kindle Fire and Nook platforms. Porting to the Fire was remarkably easy once I found the information I needed. Porting to the Nook was very painful and was not 100% successful. Amazon has [...]
If you’re trying to connect to the Kindle Fire via ADB on Windows follow the simple instructions below:
Download the USB Driver package via the SDK Manager if you haven’t already Open <SDK Folder>/extras/google/usb_driver/android_winusb.inf Add the following to the file under the Google.NTx86 and Google.NTamd64 headings: ;Kindle Fire
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_1949&PID_0006
So, AdMob decided to disable my publisher account today. No indication as to why nor any notification that it happened until I tried to log in. I’ve reviewed their TOS and there is nothing that I can see that I violated. After reading and researching online it appears there is a very slim chance I [...]
We received an Asus EEE Transformer tablet yesterday at work along with the docking station. My first impression was *this* is the future of tablets. It’s really well done and I could easily see myself using a setup similar to this in my everyday life. The only thing I would miss is an IDE. Hopefully [...]
One of the nice things about Android is that it has a built-in search that your application can take advantage of. It’s very easy to set up, and you can easily add suggestions to it too. In the suggestions you can add an icon just by returning a field called “suggestions_icon_1″ in your Cursor. The [...]
At work, we use Robotium to fulfill our acceptance test requirements. Earlier this week we revamped our search interface to use Android’s built-in search API. This broke our AT run but was easily fixed. I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of Robotium as there are many many hoops you have to jump through to [...]
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