July 4, 2015
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Android App Performance Testing: An End-to-end Approach

With end-to-end performance testing, Android developers gain a true understanding of how their apps will behave.

Android DDMS: Powerful Debugging Tool for Android App Testing

The Dalvik Debug Monitor Server (DDMS) is one of the most powerful Android debugging tools out there. Find out why.

Eclipse Android Tutorial: Working with Libraries

Add the power of libraries to your Android project.

Android vs. Qt: A Mobile Developer's Comparative Review

Android and Qt are productive platforms for developing mobile apps. Is Android the no-brainer choice it seems to be?

Writing Native Android Code: NDK vs. RenderScript

You're creating an Android app to run code natively. You can use the Native Development Kit or RenderScript. Choose wisely.

Getting Started with the Android NDK

The Android NDK is a powerful feature that allows you to embed native C and C++ code components into your Android applications.

Exploring the Windows Azure Toolkit for Android

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.

A Developer Overview of Android 4.0: What's in Ice Cream Sandwich?

Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, has landed in developers' hands. Learn the new features that developers can harness within their Android apps.

Get Your Apps Ready for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Find out what you can do today to prepare your existing and planned Android apps for the highly-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich release.

Exploring Android SDK Support for SIP

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.


Getting Started with JUnit on Android

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 Survival Guide

The Android emulator is an essential tool for app developers. Learn how to use it effectively to develop and test your applications.

Create Flexible Android UIs with Fragments

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.

Top 7 Android Accessibility Features

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.

Add Text-To-Speech and Speech Recognition to Your Android Applications

Incorporate Android text-to-speech and speech recognition features to make your Android applications accessible to many more users.


10 Must-Have Android Tools for Developers

The Android SDK ships with dozens of tools. These 10 are the most important for Android developers to know.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK: The Good, the Bad and the Missing

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.

Google Extends Honeycomb API to Combat Android Fragmentation

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.

Android Development 101: Tools Review of Android SDK

Chris Bennett demonstrates the Android development tools provided with the Google Android SDK in this concise video.

Protect Your Android Applications from Software Piracy

With ProGuard support in the Eclipse ADT plugin, Android developers can maintain a level of protection in their Android application code.

Spring Android: Bringing Spring Components to Your Android Apps

Spring Android helps unify the worlds of enterprise and Android development, offering a simple framework for accessing RESTful resources.

The 9 Most Anticipated Features in Android Gingerbread 2.3

What features will Android application developers need to support in version 2.3, aka Gingerbread? Here are the nine most anticipated features the rumor mill expects to be included.

Working with NinePatch Stretchable Graphics in Android

NinePatch graphics are an indispensable tool for Android developers looking to support the variety of device screen sizes and orientations.

Android 2.2 and Its Previous Versions: A Sweet Developer Review

Two veteran mobile app developers compare Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) with older versions and highlight the areas where the platform has grown the most.

Top 10 Android 2.2 Features Developers Can't Wait to Use

Android 2.2 (Froyo) provides developers with some much-anticipated features for a minor SDK release. Here are the top ten features developers cannot wait to get their hands on.

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