HTML5 web app VS native mobile app VS hybrid mobile app

By teamprinceton | May 20, 2016 |

In this blog we will look into the differences between native, mobile and hybrid mobile applications. We will start by looking into native mobile apps, which are the conventional mobile apps. We will then look into web apps, which are written in HTML and are run using the browser. Then we will look into hybrid … Continue reading “HTML5 web app VS native mobile app VS hybrid mobile app”

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How to enable strict mode debugging – Android Studio

By Buddha Saikia | February 26, 2016 |

StrictMode is a developer tool which can be used to detects errors that are very hard to identify. Generally it detects things you might be doing by accident. StrictMode is a handy way to catch accidental disk or network access on the application’s main thread. You can make much smoother/responsive UI, prevent ANR dialogs from … Continue reading “How to enable strict mode debugging – Android Studio”

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How to skip android source code while debugging in Android Studio

By Buddha Saikia | January 9, 2016 |

Hi there, are you facing any trouble while debugging your app in Android Studio? For example, each time you debug an application it drops you in the source code of API. But in most of the cases you do not want to debug library’s API! You may achieve this by doing the following steps- Go … Continue reading “How to skip android source code while debugging in Android Studio”

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How to add a Retry button in Snackbar

By Buddha Saikia | January 1, 2016 |

[fusion_text] Snackbar is one of the most interesting component added in material design. We can use this as a toast message or as a toast message with an action button. In most of the applications we see a “Retry” button in Snackbar when the application unable to reach the internet. The same can be implemented … Continue reading “How to add a Retry button in Snackbar”

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Creating an intro screen for your app using ViewPager

By Buddha Saikia | December 8, 2015 |

This post is about creating an intro scene for your app using ViewPager and Fragments. Here is the video in action- [youtube id=”https://youtu.be/d4nhUy3hm4Q” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”&rel=0″ class=””] Note: I am using Android Studio 1.4 to prepare this tutorial. We are going to create the following files inside out project- Inside package- IntroActivity.java FragmentIntro1.java FragmentIntro2.java … Continue reading “Creating an intro screen for your app using ViewPager”

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Why Material Design?

By teamprinceton | December 7, 2015 |

I am a designer who started with user interface designs back in 2006. Since then, things have changed a lot. The concept of UI and icons went through a paradigm shift. The fancy 3D styled Icons with a realistic, high detailed touch, born from the rich graphic nature of the realistic style is a passé … Continue reading “Why Material Design?”

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How to use Apache HTTP client in Android API 23

By Buddha Saikia | December 1, 2015 |

Hi there! Are you trying to set target sdk as 23 in your app which is using Apache HttpClient for all the network related operations? If yes, here is a bad news. Android 6.0 (API Level 23) release removes support for the Apache HTTP client. Hence you can not use this library directly in API … Continue reading “How to use Apache HTTP client in Android API 23”

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Turn off ToolBar elevation – Android Material Design

By Buddha Saikia | November 6, 2015 |

[fusion_text] Hi everybody, this time I am going to show you a common problem I have faced while working with ToolBar in Android material design section. I have created a Navigation Drawer activity using the new activity creation wizard available in Android Studio 1.4. When I use a fragment with TabLayout in that activity I … Continue reading “Turn off ToolBar elevation – Android Material Design”

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Android – Optimally Using Zxing Barcode Scanner and Camera Orientation

By Buddha Saikia | October 28, 2015 |

Need a barcode scanner for your app? Yes, “Zxing” is the best solution. Zxing (https://github.com/zxing/zxing) is the most popular library of its kind which can scan and decode result in a fraction of a second. Now what?? Unable to figure out how to configure the camera to rotate automatically? Yes, free version of this library … Continue reading “Android – Optimally Using Zxing Barcode Scanner and Camera Orientation”

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Enable ON DELETE CASCADE in SqLite, Android

By Buddha Saikia | October 22, 2015 |

If you are using SqLite for the first time in Android and want to create a relational database in it you will be shocked knowing that ON DELETE CASCADE does not work. Yes, this is the default behaviour of Sqlite in Android. By default SqLite does not support foreign key. To enable it you have … Continue reading “Enable ON DELETE CASCADE in SqLite, Android”

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