How to Use the Android Notification System

In this post we’re going to learn how to use the Android notification system. Android notifications have evolved from the standard one-liner with an app icon to having actions, showing images, and expanding to show more information. Notifications are a critical part of the user experience. Instead of the user having to check your app for updates, … Read moreHow to Use the Android Notification System

How to get the User Location in Android Tutorial

Hello world! In this post, we’re going to learn how we can use Google Play Services to access the user’s location. Along with that, we’re also going to learn how to use Android Marshmallow’s new runtime permissions to ask the user for location permission at runtime instead of when they download your app. We’ll be building off of an existing … Read moreHow to get the User Location in Android Tutorial

Android Networking Tutorial with AsyncTask

Hello World! In this post, we’re going to lean how to access and use the Internet. This might seem like a simple task, but we’re going to learn all of what that entails. Specifically, we’ll look at how we can run networking operations on a different thread as well as how to use Android’s networking client … Read moreAndroid Networking Tutorial with AsyncTask

Basic UI Widgets – TextViews, EditTexts, and Buttons

Hello World! In this post, we’re going to be going in-depth into several of the most common UI elements that we’ll encounter in Android: TextViews, EditTexts, and Buttons. We’ll be looking into their properties and some of Java’s language features like anonymous inner classes. TextView The simplest way to show the user text is through the TextView … Read moreBasic UI Widgets – TextViews, EditTexts, and Buttons

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