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Using Android Intents Tutorial

Intents are just what they sound like, a way to declare to the Android Framework what you intend to do. This can be starting a specific activity, or it can be just asking Android to find some program that can perform an action (whether or not you know what programs are available). We can also [...]

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Lots of Lists: Part 2, List with custom objects and adapter

Note: This is part two of a tutorial series. Each part can be read independently, but you can find the other tutorials at the bottom of this article In Part 1 of Lots of Lists, we examined how easy it is to create a screen that shows a list. However, real-world lists are rarely the [...]

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 6 – Opening Activities

Our final article in the Half Dozen Hello Worlds will introduce you to activities. What is an activity? It is a single screen that a user interacts with on their Android device. You’ve actually been using activities throughout these tutorials, we just haven’t examined them. First, let’s create a new Android Project. Here is the [...]

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Android Layout Tutorial

This tutorial covers what a Layout is and gives examples of the five types of layout that come with the Android Framework. Examples are given for AbsoluteLayout, FrameLayout, LinearLayout, RelativeLayout, and TableLayout.

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 5 – Android and OpenGL

Half Dozen Hello Worlds explores different forms of Android I/O through six simple programs. Part 5 uses OpenGL, a 3D graphics library, to render Hello World using Line Segments.

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Lots of Lists: Part 1, Simple List Activity

A simple look at ListActivity and using an Adapter to connect data

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 4 – Android Text to Speech

Half Dozen Hello Worlds explores different forms of Android I/O through six simple programs. Part 4 has Android actually saying “Hello World” using its Text to Speech capabilities.

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 3 – Using Popup Notifications

Half Dozen Hello Worlds explores different forms of Android I/O through six simple programs. Part 3 looks at two types of pop-up messages that allow you to communicate with the user outside of the normal program flow.

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 2 – Using Layout XML

Half Dozen Hello Worlds explores different forms of Android I/O through six simple programs. Part two of this series introduces the use of Layout XML files.

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Half Dozen Hello Worlds Part 1 – Your First Android Project

Half Dozen Hello Worlds explores different forms of Android I/O through six simple programs. Part 1 gets you creating your first android program and using a simple widget to display “Hello World” to the user.

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