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Permission To Vibrate

Maybe I’m the last one to know this, but I just ran across an interesting little compatibility issue between android 2.2 and 2.3.4. If you want to vibrate the phone on 2.2, no problem, go for it. Run your app … Continue reading

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Implementing “Pull To Refresh” in your Android App

“Pull To Refresh” is a UI gesture made popular by the Twitter for Iphone app. It allows a user to refresh a list by pulling down and releasing from the top of the list. IOS developers have had library support … Continue reading

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LogCat Suddenly Stop Working? Here’s a Solution

This has been stumping me for far too long. I’m in the middle of a heated battle with my latest bug, intel from my logging offensive is starting to roll in, but suddenly LogCat stops producing any further output. A … Continue reading

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Android: Getting Beyond The Notepad Tutorial

You’ve read the startup docs and completed your first tutorial, and now you’re ready to start creating that killer app that’s been consuming you for all this time. Diligently you start a new Android project in eclipse, open your main … Continue reading

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What’s The Opposite Of Prolific?

As a blogger, I’m anything but prolific. The ideas, words and inspiration aren’t the problem. Its the execution, from head to fingers to bytes. I’d say its second only to taxes in the agony department. But here I go, starting … Continue reading

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