I’ve used a lot of Android phones over the years starting with the first one ever. The quality of Android phones can often let you down, even the high-end models (I’m looking at you, HTC). I was getting tired of the recent trend in Android devices, mainly that they were getting way too enormous in sizeContinue reading “Thinking Android? Think Sony!”
Recently I’ve been working with Shape Drawables in Android and have found them to be quite handy to utilize for certain areas of your Android UI. Shape drawables are basic shapes that you can define using XML. They’re useful for many reasons: They ‘just work’ with multiple device densities. No need for bitmap resources, whichContinue reading “Working with Android Shape Drawables”
As a developer I’ve always been lucky enough to have access to fast, high-end devices that provide the best experience that you can get with Android. Recently I’ve been using a low-end device to see what things are like on the other side of the fence, and I’ve learned quite a few lessons that I thinkContinue reading “Android Developers: Take the Low-End Device Challenge”
MIUI 6 clearly rips off the iOS 7/8 design. It’s not just Samsung anymore. I wish Android device manufacturers would just stick with the stock look, or at least be original in their customizations.
The WordPress for Android dev team has decided to stop paying the gingerbread tax. I’m personally thrilled at the decision as we will be able to take advantage of modern Android APIs that will really help the app shine. Be sure to check out Nick Bradbury’s thoughts on the matter as well.
Here’s a little tip if your Android app makes use of location based services but doesn’t require them. We were getting a few emails from users that the app wasn’t available in Google Play on their devices. Most of the devices were more obscure tablets and low-end phones that didn’t have GPS functionality. It seemedContinue reading “Android Apps, GPS, and Google Play”
Keep up with Santa’s progress on your Android phone! Google Play
Over the course of developing WordPress for Android there have been a lot of speed bumps along the way of various issues. After figuring out how to resolve them I’ve typically thought about how nice it would have been to have known that when I started out developing for Android. If you’re an Android beginner,Continue reading “10 Tips for Developing Android Apps”
I’m excited that the Android team has featured wpToGo on the Android Market! For those that don’t know, I created wpToGo in order to allow Android users to post to and manage their WordPress blogs while on the go! It’s also been featured on the main Android Market website. Click here to check it out!