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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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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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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.

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.

Getting Setup with Android

This is a step by step guide for getting setup for Android development using Eclipse IDE and the SDK Manager.