15 01, 2018

Handling Memory Leaks on Android

By |2020-10-20T16:45:45+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Android, Coding & Development|Tags: , |

Memory leaks can happen, despite the prevalence of garbage collection in modern programming languages. They can be introduced in different ways in Android apps, but one of the most common is when using native C or C++ code. When leaks make themselves known, it can range from subtle to explosive, anywhere from mild but continuous [...]

22 05, 2017

News From Google I/O 2017

By |2020-10-20T16:45:49+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: Android, Coding & Development, Tech News|Tags: , , |

Beginning May 17th and spanning a handful of days, Google had its annual developer conference. Google announced what they’ve been working on since the last I/O conference, and wow, have they been busy! The central theme of the conference was mostly centered around artificial intelligence. If I only had a dollar for each time the [...]

13 02, 2017

Android Wear 2.0

By |2020-10-20T16:45:51+00:00February 13th, 2017|Categories: Android, Coding & Development, Tech News|Tags: , , |

Android fans are excited about Google’s release of Android Wear 2.0 and with good reason. The previous version was primarily an extension of the Android phone. Now smartwatches supporting Android Wear 2.0 give users more freedom and personalization. New Features We’ve talked about the importance of both user interface and knowing your users multiple times [...]

7 06, 2016

A Non-Developer’s Guide to Google I/O

By |2020-10-20T16:47:34+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Android, Coding & Development|Tags: , |

Last month I sat down with our lead Android developer David Thacker to get the scoop on his time at Google I/O. Preface: I’m not a developer, I’m a UI/UX designer who happens to have a deep love and appreciation for all things Google. My favorite thing about David is he explains development to me in [...]

6 10, 2015

How To Use RxJava As An Event Bus

By |2020-10-20T16:47:39+00:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Android, Coding & Development|Tags: , |

RxJava has many uses, especially for applications requiring any amount of asynchronous operations. If you do not have experience with RxJava (or any of its sister implementations), I recommend checking it out and seeing if it can help improve your applications. I will not be covering the basics of RxJava in this blog, so a [...]

29 09, 2015

Google Nexus Event

By |2020-10-20T16:47:39+00:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Android, Coding & Development, Tech News|Tags: , , |

At the Google Nexus event today, Google’s CEO and others from their leadership team unveiled several new and improved products as well as launched the new Android 6.0 update named Marshmallow. They made sure everyone understood that the ubiquity of Google and their products was only going to become more profound with the passage of [...]

15 09, 2015

Android Marshmallow Permissions

By |2020-10-20T16:47:39+00:00September 15th, 2015|Categories: Android, Coding & Development|Tags: , |

Android M has officially been revealed to be Android Marshmallow, version 6.0. Among a number of improvements and changes are permissions. Previously, permissions were required to be accepted by the user before installing the app, and they could never be revoked. This meant that the only way to prevent an app from accessing something it [...]

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