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Feedback Wanted: Android Development Issues

We're looking for your feedback and insights on issues around Android development!

Using Windows Azure Mobile Services in Android Applications

It is imperative that mobile developers understand how to leverage the benefits of cloud computing for their mobile applications. Read on to learn how to get started using Windows Azure Mobile Services in Android applications.

Porting from Android to Windows 8: The Real Story

Do you have an Android application? Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 offer you new opportunities for expanding your audience, but just how hard is it to port an app? Jeff Cogswell chronicles the real story of just such a port. (sponsored)

The Best Reasons to Target Windows 8

Like many other Android developers, you may not be sure what to make of Windows 8 and how it should fit in your plans. Learn some of the best reasons why you should seriously consider bringing your mobile development expertise to bear on the Windows 8 platform.

Guide to Porting Android Applications to Windows 8

The mobile landscape is changing, and Microsoft is now gaining market share. If you've already built for Android, learn what do you really need to know to port your application to Windows Phone 8.

Design an Android UI for Multiple Devices

Ensure your Android app runs smoothly on devices with different screen sizes, pixel densities and rotation behavior.

Refactoring Android in Eclipse: Accelerate Your Android App Development

Find out how Eclipse's Android refactoring options can help you create and ship your Android apps faster and with less hassle.

Bring Location Services into Your Android App Development

Enable your Android app to tap into Android location services, pinpoint a user's location and then do something useful with it.

Android Calendaring in Android 4.0+

Android 4.0 added legitimate SDK access to the user's calendar. Learn how to access it in this short tutorial. 

Top 10 Android Developer Take Aways from Google I/O 2012

Learn 10 Android development takeaways from Google I/O 2012 that will make users love your apps, not just the underlying operating system.

Android Notification Best Practices: Don't Annoy Your Users

Android app developers often misuse notifications -- annoying users and risking having their apps uninstalled. Learn the do's and don'ts of Android notifications.

OpenGL ES for Android Graphics Programming

Build your first OpenGL ES project in Android.

Face Detection with Android APIs

Learn how to use Android face detection APIs to identify faces in bitmap images.

Write Your First Android App with Eclipse

Start developing for Android with your Eclipse IDE! Learn how to create buttons and a basic widget for Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpaper

With a little RenderScript and some helper files from the Android Open Source Project, you can create a dazzling Android live wallpaper.

10 Android UI Design Tips to Improve Your App's Visual Appeal

Here are 10 Android UI design tips -- plus a bonus one -- for improving the user experience of your Android apps.

The 10 Rookie Mistakes Every Android Developer Should Avoid

If you've resolved to make 2012 the year you jump into Android development, here are some Android n00b pitfalls to avoid.

Add Horizontal Paging To Your Android Applications

Learn how to incorporate horizontal paging or swiping into your Android applications quickly and easily.

10 Android App Performance Tips for Developers

It's up to all Android developers to create high performing applications. Here are 10 ways developers can improve the performance of their Android apps.

Android Intents: Developer Best Practices for App Integration

Android intents are the foundation for the powerful application integration system that helps set Android apart from competing platforms.

A Crash Course in Android Web Applications

Web developers can tailor the user experiences for Android, who generally consume web content on small screens, slower cellular networks, and resource constrained devices.

Android Application Testing: An Overview

Explore the quality assurance options in the Android SDK's testing tools and APIs.

The Android Honeycomb User Features Developers Need to Know

Android Honeycomb offers several new features that users can't wait to use. Developers often are the ones who need to enable or implement these features.

The Pros and Cons of Writing to Different Android SDKs

Choosing which Android SDKs your application will support is a decision with far-reaching ramifications.

Android Development 101: 'Hello World' in Four Minutes Flat

In this four-minute episode of the Android Development 101 video series, Chris Bennett demonstrates how to create your first Android 'Hello World' application.

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