As an Android app developer, you need all the tools you can get to design quality apps that leverage the powerful smart-device hardware available on the market today.
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Androids are everywhere! Because Android devices come in all shapes, sizes, CPUs and versions, building applications can be tough. HTML5 can help to tame the complexity, while also giving you the ability to port to other platforms as well!
Android Studio is the first IDE dedicated entirely to Android. Find out how it compares to Eclipse, and develop a Hello World app in the new IDE.
Eclipse Content Assist for Android can significantly speed up Android app development -- if you understand how to use the function correctly.
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Discover how to start developing for the Android platform with this extensive guide, which provides a reference to the Android platform as well as a look at developing your first Android application. You'll explore the top 10 features for developers as well as learn design and development tips that go beyond the phone and target tablet development as well.
The Android emulator has traditionally been a necessary but frustratingly slow tool for Android developers. Learn how you can boost your Android emulator speed to real device performance levels -- or even faster.
The recent release of Mono for Android 4.2 brings with it new support for building a user interface (UI) in the form of the Xamarin Designer. Paul Ferrill reviews both MonoDevelop and Visual Studio 2010 on 32- and 64-bit Windows 7.
With end-to-end performance testing, Android developers gain a true understanding of how their apps will behave.
The Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS) is one of the most powerful Android debugging tools out there. Find out why.
Add the power of libraries to your Android project.
Android and Qt are productive platforms for developing mobile apps. Is Android the no-brainer choice it seems to be?
You're creating an Android app to run code natively. You can use the Native Development Kit or RenderScript. Choose wisely.
The Android NDK is a powerful feature that allows you to embed native C and C++ code components into your Android applications.
Microsoft is working hard to improve adoption of its cloud computing platform. To tap into non-Windows markets, it has released toolkits for both iOS and Android. In this article, we explore the offerings of the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android.
Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, has landed in developers' hands. Learn the new features that developers can harness within their Android apps.
Find out what you can do today to prepare your existing and planned Android apps for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich release.
Android developers can now write exciting new softphone applications using Android SIP APIs. Find out what the SIP APIs can do, how they work, and which devices support them.
JUnit is a great unit testing platform for Java applications and now it offers special APIs for Android developers. Learn how to get started with JUnit on Android.
The Android emulator is an essential tool for app developers. Learn how to use it effectively to develop and test your applications.
The Android Fragment API enables developers to create flexible user interfaces for different screen sizes and provide screen workflow alternatives. Learn how to use this API.
Accessibility is often one of the first casualties of rapid release schedules. Android, however, has broad support for accessibility. Learn about the top accessibility features of the Android SDK.
Incorporate Android text-to-speech and speech recognition features to make your Android applications accessible to many more users.
The Android SDK ships with dozens of tools. These 10 are the most important for Android developers to know.
Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) is the largest update for Android in quite some time. Get a developer's first look at the new platform.
With the updated Fragmentation API in its Android 3.0 release, Google allows developers to create backwards compatible Android applications that can run on tablets and smartphones.