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Dark side of Eclipse for Android Development

Dark side of Eclipse for Android Development

Just a quick one to note – Google is officially ending its support for Android development on the Eclipse IDE.

A shame, but not entirely surprising that it is concentrating on its own, relatively new IntelliJ-based Android Studio (pictured top right).

When I first started app development, Eclipse was the…

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Material Design example app hits GitHub

Material Design example app hits GitHub

Much is heard of Material Design as Google’s revamp of its mobile user interface, and the company is now making available a working example of best practice as an Android app…

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Website chooses between Android models

Website chooses between Android models

Just a quick one I should mention – Google has published a website, Which Phone, designed to help you choose which of the many Android models out there best suits your requirements…

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Android API and teleporting goats

Android API and teleporting goats

It’s funny the things you come across in Android API reference documentation. Ever think that goats could be teleported? Or that you would need to test for this in your Android app…

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Google Play services 7.5 rolls out Smart Lock for Passwords Read More