androidhive 2016-08-17T07:19:44Z http://www.androidhive.info/feed/atom/ Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Appock Review – Turn Your WordPress Blog into a Native Android App without Coding Skills]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39620 2016-08-17T07:19:44Z 2016-08-17T07:11:12Z Today’s smartphone users spend more than 85% of their time using various apps on their mobile devices. Talking about myself, this fact is very true. If you think, you can also relate to the same and hence considering a mobile app for your WordPress blog is must! With Search Engine Optimization getting competitive everyday, there is a need for another avenue for bloggers/webmasters to monetize their content and the first thing that comes into the mind is — APP. You can have a native app for your blog and publish it on Playstore to start monetizing your app using various

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Firebase – Integrating Analytics]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39582 2016-06-28T05:27:27Z 2016-06-28T05:27:27Z Another interesting feature that firebase offers is the Firebase Analytics. Free, simple and unlimited. Sounds like a scam? Luckily google is not joking. Analytics integrates across Firebase features and provides you with unlimited reporting for up to 500 distinct events that you can define using the Firebase SDK. Firebase Analytics reports help you understand clearly how your users behave, which enables you to make informed decisions regarding app marketing and performance optimizations. Firebase Analytics helps you understand how people use your app. DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK The Firebase SDK automatically captures a number of events and user properties and also allows

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Getting Started with Firebase – Login and Registration Authentication]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39522 2016-06-22T08:01:10Z 2016-06-22T08:01:10Z With the latest news from Google I/O comes the new and upgraded Firebase. To demonstrate how simplified and easy to use firebase is, we will build a simple login / register (Firebase Authentication) demo using the Firebase Email & Password authentication. Firebase provides a full set of authentication options out-of-the-box. Firebase automatically stores your users’ credentials securely (using bcrypt) and redundantly (with replication and daily off-site backups). This separates sensitive user credentials from your application data, and lets you focus on the user interface and experience for your app. DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK VIDEO DEMO Features of Firebase Firebase comes with

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android working with Card View and Recycler View]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39477 2016-05-24T12:07:18Z 2016-05-23T11:06:29Z CardView is another major element introduced in Material Design. Using CardView you can represent the information in a card manner with a drop shadow (elevation) and corner radius which looks consistent across the platform. CardView extends the FrameLayout and it is supported way back to Android 2.x. You can achieve good looking UI when CardView is combined with RecyclerView. In this article we are going to learn how to integrate CardView with RecyclerView by creating a beautiful music app that displays music albums with a cover image and title. DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK VIDEO DEMO How to Add CardView? To use

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Working with Realm Database – Replacing SQLite & Core Data]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39443 2016-05-15T06:25:35Z 2016-05-15T06:25:35Z We all know the good old SQLite when times are asking for an internal storage. But times are changing and here it comes Realm which is on a great way to replace SQLite. Note: The Realm version for this demo is 0.82.1, as a more stable version. The latest version at the moment is 0.90.0. For further info check https://realm.io/docs/java/latest/ DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK VIDEO DEMO What is Realm? Realm is a mobile database and a replacement for SQLite. Although is an OO database it has some differences with other databases. Realm is not using SQLite as it’s engine. Instead it

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android How to Build Intro Slider for your App]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39378 2016-05-10T14:49:33Z 2016-05-10T14:49:33Z Adding Welcome / Intro screens in your app is a great way of showcasing the major features of the app. Previously I explained about adding a static Splash Screen to your app. In this article we are going to learn how to add an intro slider to your app where user can swipe through few slides before getting into app. To demonstrate, I am creating a simple app that contains few intro slides with next and skip navigation. The user can navigate through each slide using swipe gesture or using the next button. I’ll also explain how to show the

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Working with Retrofit HTTP Library]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39334 2016-05-08T07:41:22Z 2016-05-08T07:41:22Z We have used Volley as networking library in lot of my articles. Today we are going to look at another awesome library Retrofit to make the http calls. Retrofit is denitely the better alternative to volley in terms of ease of use, performance, extensibility and other things. It is a type-­safe REST client for Android built by Square. Using this tool android developer can make all network stuff much more easier. As an example, we are going to download some json and show it in RecyclerView as a list. DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK VIDEO DEMO Here is the final app we

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Glide Image Library – Building Image Gallery App]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39206 2016-04-21T07:49:44Z 2016-04-20T18:54:15Z Loading an image from internet is pretty easier using Volley library. But here is a much better solution than volley i.e Glide image library. When compared to volley, Glide wins in lot of scenarios in terms of performance and usability. Below are the advantages of Glide over volley > Supports fetching, decoding, and displaying video stills, images, and animated GIFs > Placeholder can be added before the loading the media > Loads thumbnail (blurred) first and then loads the high resolution image like in WhatsApp or Facebook. > Crossfading effects between the media > Supports image arbitrary transformations like loading

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android How to Integrate Google AdMob in your App]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39138 2016-07-05T02:31:30Z 2016-02-18T04:12:43Z AdMob is a multi platform mobile ad network that allows you to monetize your android app. By integrating AdMob you can start earning right away. It is very useful particularly when you are publishing a free app and want to earn some money from it. Integrating AdMob is such an easy task that it takes not more than 5mins. In this article we’ll build a simple app with two screen to show the different types of ads that AdMob supports. DOWNLOAD CODEDOWNLOAD .APK VIDEO DEMO 1. Type of Ads – Banner and Interstitial AdMob currently support two kinds of ad

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Ravi Tamada <![CDATA[Android Building Realtime Chat App using GCM, PHP & MySQL – Part 3]]> http://www.androidhive.info/?p=39056 2016-02-18T04:16:40Z 2016-02-09T07:45:04Z In the 1st & 2nd parts of this article, we have built the server app including the REST API and admin panel. We also covered the initializing a project with gcm integrated with few primary tests. This part covers a realtime scenario of GCM usage by providing a crucial information like performing dynamic actions like updating UI depending on type of the notification. The actions like incrementing the message counter in the list, automatically appearing the messages in chat thread is explained. DOWNLOAD CODE LIVE DEMO VIDEO DEMO Building Realtime Chat App The chat app mainly contains three screens. First

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