Author: Folkert

Making screenshots from an Android device

This will be just a short blog post because there is just not a lot of clear information available about just some practical stuff. How to make a screenshot of an Android device. Download and install the Android sdk which can be found here Once installed navigate to the folder: C:\android-sdk-windows\tools (it might be another folder, this is my installed location) Find the file ddms.bat and double click it to run the batch file. This batch file will open the Dalvik Debug Monitor application: This application is able to create screenshots. Right now there is nothing to see, just...

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And now for real, app development

The previous article was meant to be an intro but was getting too long so it was just a separate a blog post. In this post I will write about my first experience as a Android developer in Wp7 development. App development stages When I develop an app I always start with the rough app flow, just get a working app without any designs. Most important thing to remember in that stage is functionality. It’s the most important stage of app development because this is the blue print of your app. This is the moment where you can test...

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Android vs Wp7 development

In march this year I’ve started to develop Android apps, just because I was very curious about app development and of course I needed a good Google Analytics app for my Android phone. Have experience in C# programming, the step to Java wasn’t that hard. Right now I really enjoy Java programming for Android and phones specifically. Programming for phones is perfectly suited for a single person in stead of large corporate websites where complete teams are used to deliver the requested goods during several months or even a year. It’s my daily job 😉 Programming for phones is...

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Even more gradient buttons for Android

Because I receive lots and lots of great response to my post for Android gradients, I thought it might be helpfull to post even more gradients in a different way. This time, all those gradients are created programmatically which gives you total control of the button and the gradient! First we need a grid in main.xml: main.xml [code lang=”xml”] <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" android:id="@+id/mainlayout" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:background="#ffffff" android:orientation="vertical"> <GridView android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:layout_width="fill_parent" android:id="@+id/gvButtons" android:verticalSpacing="5dp" android:horizontalSpacing="5dp" android:numColumns="5"/> </LinearLayout> [/code] Then we need a simple gradient color class: GradientColor [code lang=”java”] package com.dibbus.android.demo.gradients; public class GradientColor { private int startColor; private...

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Update for AnalytixHD

I had some serious troubles last weeks. I am using an Asus tablet which should receive an upgrade to Honeycomb 3.2. Unfortunately the upgrade failed but my Asus Transformer was flagged as ‘updated’ on the Asus update system so I could not redo the update. The problem was that after the 3.2 upgrade, my Tablet version of Analytix crashed. So I was receiving lots of complaints about the app but was not able to start debugging against the latest version. The emulator does not allow using Google Accounts so I was really stuck. Thank God for the existence of...

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