In the previous post on Android user data security, we looked at encrypting data via a user-supplied passcode. This tutorial will shift the focus to credential and key storage. I’ll begin by introducing account credentials and end with an example of protecting data using the KeyStore.

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Giving a product a professional user interface look and feel add value to it. When the user likes what he or she sees in an app UI, the chances that they will install it increases a great deal. There are a set of defined rules for the design, colour, icon and other UI elements that your Android app should follow. In this article, we will stick to the icons, the launcher icon, for your Android app.

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There are several ways to create a mobile application. Do you want to know what the best way is? It depends. What technologies do you have experience with? What platforms are you targeting? How much time do you want to spend building your application?

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As you know, it’s best practice to always use source control management (SCM) for your projects—even personal projects. Do you know that Android Studio has an amazing integration with Git for source control management? If you didn’t know or don’t have experience using it, then continue reading this post. Even if you have already used Android Studio’s Git integration, you might still pick up some useful tricks in this post.

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One of the first things users will want to do with a new smart home device is get it on their wireless network. Many IoT devices lack a screen or keyboard, so one way to do this is by allowing users to pair a smartphone to the device so that they can control and configure the device. This is how Nest and Google Home work, among others, and the Nearby Connections 2.0 API makes it possible.

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