Close
Glad You're Ready. Let's Get Started!

Let us know how we can contact you.

Thank you!

We'll respond shortly.

Peter Iskandar

Posts By

LABS
Android Roundup: Week of May 28, 2012

Cool things this week: Using ActionBarSherlock to allow for the use of an action bar on all versions of Android with a single API Headaches this week: In order to increase performance slightly, remove logging from within the application Issues with PayPal’s SDK for Android when trying to buy from non-merchants Use caution when nesting too many views, it may cause performance issues or crashes



Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: Week of May 14, 2012

Cool things this week: Having an application continue to track the user’s GPS location while backgrounded. To do this, use a service to listen to location changes from the GPS while the activity is backgrounded. App to App deep linking. For example, when you click a link in a browser, it will open up an app to a specific location within the app rather than just launch the app normally.

Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: Week of May 7, 2012

Cool things this week: Analytic options: use Google Analytics, Flurry, or Omniture. There’s also a new tool called Mixpanel that has potential. This is something we’ll explore soon. Headaches this week: Navigating to linkified textview with d-pad goes to the main text first, then to the linked text The easiest way to add a footer to a GridView is to just add another row



Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: Week of April 30, 2012

Cool things this week: Communicating with devices via the Android device’s audio port, use AudioRecord. To read out, use AudioTrack. Headaches this week: Liking an app on Facebook through the app is not robust, it’s easier to redirect users to the app’s Facebook page Porting code between Android tablet and GoogleTV.

Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: April 27, 2012

Cool things this week: Listening for bootup broadcasts. This can only work after the application has run at least once on ICS or it has been opened after a force close occurred. Getting the user location in the background for constant locating – use Reto Meier’s library Headaches this week: GridView scrolling has issues.

Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: April 13, 2012

Cool things this week: ViewGroup clipping – no simple way to clip the contents of a ViewGroup Using XMPP or MQTT to communicate between devices and server is possible Horizontal gallery native widget on Google TV is useful, but it doesn’t recycle views Having both horizontal and vertical navigation elements on Google TV is challenging, especially when scroll through a list of items Headaches this week: Open an activity from SMS link – make sure you have a host on the intent filter Tab dividers not working on ICS, but they work on Gingerbread Using focusable in XML doesn’t do anything Custom UI for preferences



Read more »

LABS
Android Roundup: April 5, 2012

Cool things this week: HTTPS proxy for a webview Forking the Ice Cream Sandwich launcher JSON calls directly to java layer using webview client Communication between devices via a server Running JavaScript in web view to call Java code Headaches this week: VOB files with DRM can’t seem to play on device Hiding the ICS menu bar on tablets



Read more »