Jason Robinson
Posted by Jason Robinson
August 27, 2014

How to Import the Official Android Code Style

Importing the Official Android Code Style to Android Studio/IntelliJ

  1. Download AndroidStyle.xml from the Android platform_development repository. a. You might think you can just click the link above and Save As..., but you're wrong. Click the link, then choose the "Raw" display option.
  2. Save it to ~/Library/Preferences/AndroidStudioBeta/codestyles. Hidden files and folders will need to be visible to do this. To make hidden files and folders visible, follow the steps here: http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/
  3. Restart Android Studio
  4. Navigate to Android Studio > Preferences
  5. Navigate to Code Style > Java
  6. From the Scheme drop-down, select the name of the imported code style
  7. Click OK

! A note on column width:

The Android code style sets the column width to 100, which is very limiting. Change this by going to Code Style > General, and changing the "Right margin (columns)" field to 200.

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Riley Mills
Posted by Riley Mills
August 27, 2014

How to Fix GC Overhead Limit Exceeded when Dexing

java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded when dexing

This is relevant if your builds are crashing due to something like:

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Logan Gauthier
Posted by Logan Gauthier
August 27, 2014

Understanding App Identifiers

What is an App Identifier? An App Identifier is a unique, reverse...

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 27, 2014

iOS Development Tips and Tricks

iOS Tips and Tricks

Having a knowledge of keyboard shortcuts and plugins for your coding environment can make you a more efficient and effective developer. Here are some tips and tricks our iOS developers have picked up.

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Seth Beech
Posted by Seth Beech
August 27, 2014

Getting iOS 7 Log Files Without Using Xcode

Many customers do not have Xcode installed, much less know how to pull logs from it. When the customer needs to be able to view logs or to send logs to you to debug a defect, they can use this.

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Jason Robinson
Posted by Jason Robinson
August 26, 2014

Gradle

Why Gradle?

At Google I/O 2013, Google introduced Android Studio, and with that, a push for developers to adopt Gradle. Gradle is a build tool similar to Maven and Ant with one important distinction: I actually understand it. Gradle utilizes build files written in Groovy, which syntactically is very similar to Java. Compared to Maven, our build files are about three times smaller on average, and it's actually readable.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
August 20, 2014

Kif Automation Testing: What You Should Know

What is Kif?

Kif is an automation framework that integrates directly with XCTests. The framework can be found here: https://github.com/kif-framework/KIF. Kif automation testing is done through a UI test actor (KIFUITestActor), which you can tell to perform UI actions, all in Objective C.

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Metova
Posted by Metova
July 15, 2014

Material Design

Update and unify your mobile app with Android's new design.

Unity

Material's guidelines will be used across all devices, allowing your users to navigate intuitively on phones, tablets, and the web.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
April 8, 2014

Service Packs Will Allow Android Users to get Updates Faster

For a handful of Android devices, OTA firmware updates will be even...

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
April 4, 2014

Looking Forward: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich" is the New Baseline"

We pride ourselves in adapting to the ever-changing mobile environment and adopting new technologies. Metova has been designing and developing Android apps since the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, was released. Having worked on the platform since 2008, we consider ourselves Android veterans.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 31, 2014

Apple Acquires TestFlight

Apple has acquired Burstly, the owner of TestFlight. Testflight is a popular platform used by mobile app companies to test and distribute their iOS and Android projects. Unfortunately, TestFlight on March 21st of this year. FlightPath, Burstly’s solution to mobile analytics, is also being retired.

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Jennifer Pike
Posted by Jennifer Pike
March 19, 2014

Google’s Bringing Watches Back with Android Wear

Get even closer to your customers with Google’s Android Wear. Yesterday Google announced the first wearable: watches. The new watches will provide users contextual information throughout the day. Weather, directions, messages, music, fitness monitoring, the Android Wear watches will have it all.

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