Wouldn’t it be great if an Android app could see and understand its surroundings? Can you imagine how much better its user interface could be if it could look at its users and instantly know their ages, genders, and emotions? Well, such an app might seem futuristic, but it’s totally doable today.
In my previous post, you learned that Intents let us send messages from one Android component to another. Well, one very important kind of component is an Activity.
We’ve already covered a lot of ground in our Android Architecture Components series. We started out talking about the idea behind the new architecture and looking at the key components presented at Google I/O.
Intents are a fundamental topic for Android developers. It is impossible to build Android applications without coming in contact with intents. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you about intents from A to Z.
In this three-part series we’ve been exploring Android instant apps, a new feature that provides an entirely new way of reaching users who don’t currently have your app installed on their device. It works by making your app discoverable and accessible from any location that supports URLs, including emails, Google search results, posts on social media platforms, YouTube comments, and forums.
In the last part of this series, Introduction to Android Architecture Components, we talked about the new Android Architecture and why it was developed. Basically, the new architecture addresses some known Android issues by offering a bundle of components tailor-made for the system. These are the building blocks of the architecture. We’ve already had a quick look at these components, so now it is time to start to deep dive into them.
Android instant apps are a powerful new way of getting your app in front of as many users as possible.
If you are an experienced Android application developer, you’re probably used to the verbosity of Java 7. As a result, you might be finding Kotlin’s concise syntax, which is geared towards functional programmers, slightly unsettling.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn about how to integrate AdMob so you can make money from that awesome Android app you wrote—come on, who doesn’t want that? AdMob is among the biggest mobile advertising platforms in the market, and it is owned by Google.
Every time you release an Android app, you’ll have at least a rough idea of what you want this app to achieve.
Android was introduced to the world back in 2005, and during those 12 years of existence the platform has achieved amazing success, becoming the most-installed mobile OS. During that time, 14 different versions of the operating system have been launched, with Android always becoming more mature. However, a very important area of the platform continued to be ignored: a standard architecture pattern, capable of handling the platform peculiarities and simple enough to be understood and adopted by the average developer.