android

Start developing Android apps

This post is just about providing the reader a quick start point. There is plenty of documentation and of excellent quality in the official developer site, but we are going to focus on the required tools. In order to start developing Android you will need to install the Eclipse IDE, you will find it here. Then you will need to Android specific downloads. For the SDK just follow step by step the... Read More »

The application lifecycle

The key workflow of android application is given by the Activity class. The activities are the main entities that you will need to get used too. They control the will give you the interaction with the phone services and the UI design. Android uses several Activity callbacks to inform you about environmental changes; when the current activity is visible, when it is not, when you should save state, ... Read More »

Choosing the right platform for your app (I)

This is the first of a series of posts where we will try to help you choose the platform that best suites your app goals, the technologies that will enable you to properly deploy your app into the market, and the monetization tools that you can incorporate to achieve a profitable app (in terms of users and/or income). The first decision you have to make when deciding to create an app, is the targe... Read More »

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