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Finally Google Released the NDK, which allows developers to use native code/libraries in their code (programmed in C or C++) which can be used for intense CPU operations such as encoding/decoding or physics. You can download it here. For most Developers this isn’t much interesting, but if you need advanced stuff as implementing your own …
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Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/06/25/android-1-5-ndk-released/
Market researcher at Informa Telecoms & Media predicted in a new report that Android sales will outstrip iPhone by the year 2012.
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All protected applications are stored inside the /data/app-private folder (which is normally invisible, unless you have root access).
Thanks to Tim over there at strazzere.com for finding this out and making people aware of it! Check out his Android Market DRM busted < 12 hours! post for more details about the very weak DRM protection of the Android Market!
Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/02/28/android-market-drm-not-safe/
reasons developers worry, is about the slow/low sales of their paid applications. One of such worried developers is “Ed Burnette”, author of of “Hello, Android”.
He’s going into an very interesting topics, especially for developers who offer a free and a paid version of their application. One of the main problems he encountered with his paid application is, that he barely got any sales. So he thought, what could be done to change this.
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Certain events (like low on memory, or configuration change) can lead that your Android application is killed and possibly important data is lost when it’s recreated again. To prevent this, you need to temoprary preserve your important data in SavedStates (onSavedInstanceState and onRestoreInstanceState) and load it when the application is recreated to prevent losing critical data necessary for your application
Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/02/27/savedstate-preserve-data-when-application-is-recreated/
When you’re developing application, there is often a need to create your own controls/widgets/classes or to extend already available ones. And in most cases, you want this control/widget to be as flexible as possible. In order to achieve this, you have to create special events, which can be handled outside of your widget. Some of …
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Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/02/17/how-implement-your-own-listener-android-java/
I’ve seen many people asking how to implement Listeners in their applications. Implementing a Listener is quite easy. There are 3 ways to implement an Listener and the have their advantages and disadvantages.
The tree way to implement Listeners are
Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/02/14/implementing-listeners-in-your-android-java-application/
In the last article, Android: Your first Android Application, we created a simple login screen, but didn’t had time to go in deeper in the UI XML structure. In this article I will explain the basics of creating an UI via XML resource. I’ll use the XML file from previous example here.
Permanent link to this article: http://tseng-blog.nge-web.net/blog/2009/01/30/android-creating-xml-uis/
A few days ago, Apple was awarded with the patent #7,479,949, titled "Touch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics". In other words, this means that there won’t be any handsets with Multi-Touch devices out of there other than Apple devices, at least in the U.S. This is especially …
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Update: Small update for all of you who are not using Eclipse to develop their application, check out this Tutorial on how to compile Android Application without IDE.
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