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The Downside of Using TimerTask with Handler in a Multithreaded Application

I would like to discuss on the downside of using TimerTask with Handler in a multithreaded application for Android, and why using IntentService along with TimerTask is a good idea.

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Faster Android Development on the Mac

Debugging on Android can be a pain at times – some of these can be attributed to the architecture of its developer tools. If you find the emulator’s startup time to be too slow for you, there may be a configuration option that you’ve overlooked and can make the emulator a lot fster.

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Supporting multiple screens at Android – Part II

Android’s support for multiple screens across devices is great, but sometimes we need more. Coding screen elements by screen percentage is sometimes the best solution for certain circumstances. TextView and EditView can be resized based on screen percentage as well

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Supporting multiple screens at Android

Android’s support for multiple screens across devices is great, but sometimes we need more than the normal support. Coding screen elements by screen percentage is sometimes the best solution for certain circumstances.

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Dynamic List – Android Development Tip

When I was starting to recode Speech Timer for Android, I realised two things. One, the android tutorial in their website is too verbose for me. I need to read too many documents to get what I need. Second, the default Views of Android are not providing me what my application needs. For this blog […]

Comparing Android vs iPhone typical users

You might wonder, what are the characteristics of the typical Android phone user as opposed to the typical iPhone users? Here is the result of my observation from both on-line observations and off-line idle chats and questions. Android users Open-source fans, hackers, makers, and mobile hobbyist. These people made the conscious decision of buying Android, […]

Microsoft files Patent Infringement against Motorola Android

Redmond, Washington, 1 October 2010 In a desperate move to save it’s dying Windows Mobile operating system line, Microsoft is suing Motorola for its Android smartphones and Microsoft said they own the intellectual property rights for these technologies: Synchronizing email, calendars, and contacts. Scheduling meetings Notifying applications of changes in signal strength and battery power. […]

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