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Android Popup With Activities

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I love implementing designs and here’s what we have today. Filter popup. Let’s do this

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Awesome Android RecyclerView Library

simplest android recyclerview library

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Integrating RecyclerView isn’t hard. But there’s features that you need to implement yourself: pagination (load more, display ProgressBar as a footer), nothing found text and initial load ProgressBar. Those are really common, although easy to implement – you can end up ether copy/pasting from your previous projects or worse – rewriting from scratch, because it’s so easy to implement. Ether of those options aren’t great, let’s find a library that can do all that

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Understanding Android Style and Theme

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One of the most frustrating parts of Android for me always has been styles. It’s not the attributes, most of them are pretty simple and easy to understand, it’s the enormous number of themes/styles names and some more stuff which I’m covering here

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Android Butterknife vs Data Binding

android butterknife vs data binding

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Let’s compare Butterknife and Data Binding libraries, which one is more advanced in 2017? If you’re not familiar with those two, in few words: they make your layout building experience better. And when comparing them I’ll go right from setting up and cover every basic aspect so you’ll learn how to use both of them!

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FallOut-like Android Overlay Prank

android overlay prank

Hi, I found a beautiful app by some Norway game developers, which isn’t a game, but open source. And there were quite a few cool things about it – one of them is noise. So I decided to use that element and make a FallOut-like overlay prank or call it whatever you want

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Android Animated Status Bar Color

android animated status bar color

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Hi, I got few ideas about animating status bar color change, you can do it within one activity or as activity transition. Let’s see what I got here.

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Android Layout Tutorial

android layout tutorial

When you first starting out with Android understanding different layouts, but mostly attributes can be tricky. Let’s look at the most common and confusing ones here

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Android ConstraintLayout ConstraintSet

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 Hi, just watched a I/O talk about ConstraintLayout and learned some interesting stuff that I want to share. If you’re not familiar with ConstraintLayout, check this series of posts first.

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Android Better Image Picker Library

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Hi, with Android 6.0 runtime permissions and 7.0 FileUriExpossed for camera it’s got more complex to get pictures from camera/gallery. Luckily we’ve got many great libraries that provide great abstraction. One of them is Android Image Cropper. Let’s make it better.

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Android Layout Building Tricks

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Building layouts isn’t hard in Android Studio: you can use design mode or xml with preview. Although it doesn’t give you actual feeling how app looks. This only happens when you have phone in your hands. Let’s look at some tricks that will make your layout building experience fast and easy.

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