Lauren Darcey

8 articles

Building Killer Android Tablet Apps: Design and Development Tips

Device manufacturers are ramping up an exciting new line of Android devices: tablets. The success of the Apple iPad has proven that consumers are...

The Android Mobile Development Platform: A Reference Guide

Android, an open source mobile platform with no upfront fees, has emerged as a new mobile development option that offers many benefits over competing...

Working with NinePatch Stretchable Graphics in Android

Android devices come in many shapes and sizes, often making it very difficult for developers to design applications that look great on all the...

Android 2.2 and Its Previous Versions: A Sweet Developer Review

The Android platform has really matured in the past year or so. With the latest Android 2.2 SDK just released at Google I/O 2010,...

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

Android 2.2 (codename: Froyo) is a minor SDK release, but it still packs some punch, providing both developers and users with some much-anticipated features....

Working with the Android Calendar

Introduction Android handsets ship with a built-in Calendar application. Third-party applications can leverage the Calendar content provider interface to read user's calendar information and schedule...

Handling User Interaction with Android App Widgets

Download the source code here Introduction The App Widget interface for Android is very powerful. Through it, developers can create simple controls that can be hosted...

Creating a Home Screen App Widget on Android

Android users got their first taste of the App Widget when some basic controls like the Clock and Picture Frame Home Screen controls shipped...

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