The Android emulator is an essential tool for app developers. Learn how to use it effectively to develop and test your applications.
Android Development Tools Section Index
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.
Chris Bennett demonstrates the Android development tools provided with the Google Android SDK in this concise video.
With ProGuard support in the Eclipse ADT plugin, Android developers can maintain a level of protection in their Android application code.
Spring Android helps unify the worlds of enterprise and Android development, offering a simple framework for accessing RESTful resources.
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.
NinePatch graphics are an indispensable tool for Android developers looking to support the variety of device screen sizes and orientations.
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.
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.
Create an Android App Widget for the home screen which relies upon background processing by an Android Service.
Shane Conder will show us how different XML parsers affect performance with Android and the answers might surprise you. The article provides developers with data for choosing a particular XML parser and Android code that demonstrates all three parsers.