Android RecyclerView vs ListView | Comparison

Android RecyclerView vs ListView | Comparison
Android is an evolving platform. Recently 5.0 (Lollipop) version of Android was released, along with the official RecyclerView support v7 library. As per the official documentation RecyclerView is a major enhancement over ListView. It contains many new features like ViewHolder, ItemDecorator, LayoutManager, and SmoothScroller. But one thing that certainly gives it an edge over the ListView ...

Android RecyclerView Tutorial 2

Android RecyclerView Tutorial
One of the latest widgets introduced in Android is RecyclerView. Many say its a replacement of existing ListView widget, also termed as ListView 2.0. I browsed though the entire world wide web, in search of a working Android RecyclerView example with explanation. Gotta say couldn’t find one. After allot of struggle I finally made one ...

Android Material Design With Backward Compatibility

Android Material Design With Backward Compatibility
  Earlier mid last year Google released a unified design guideline for web, smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, called Material Design. As per Google’s official design spec, material design is inspired from the concept of paper and ink. Keeping design simple and soothing, material design guidelines suggest to maintain continuity across screens. Being an Android ...

Android Volley vs AsyncTask | Better Approach?

Android Volley vs AsyncTask | Better Approach?
  Recently a new framework was introduced for Android in Google I/O called Android Volley. This new framework was introduced to reduce the complexity involved in fetching data over network. Being Android developers we all know that fetching data over network is one of the most common task that one has to perform in any ...

Android Volley | Making A Synchronous Request

Android Volley | Making A Synchronous Request
One of the newest frameworks in Android is Volley. This library was introduced to ease the process of making a REST web service call simpler. Usually the android volley library is used to make a request in background. For example, when a web service is called from an activity through volley library. A background worker ...

Android Studio | How To Add A Library Project? 1

Android Studio | How To Add A Library Project?
The new kid around the block is Android Studio. Its the new official IDE for Android development. Its a IntelliJ IDEA based IDE. Its a very flexible sort of an IDE, like most of the other java IDE’s. But since its a new development environment most of us don’t know how to do the most ...

Android Volley Example

Android Volley Example
Most of the android apps are a subset of their web apps. Other type of android applications are those which use network to store some data online like most of the games. Therefore majority of the android applications perform network interactions. Like consuming web services, uploading data etc. Being an android developer you must know ...

Android | Bind Service Using A Messenger

Android | Bind Service Using A Messenger
In Android, services are used for long running operations. Service is an android component without a UI and runs on the main thread of the app itself. But at times there are situations where we deliberately spawn a separate process for the service, as it gives better performance, abstraction etc. This approach also has some ...

Android Service: Interprocess Communication With AIDL

Android Service: Interprocess Communication With AIDL
Android services are designed for many permutations and combinations. You can use them for long running operations, you can use them for long running network operations, you can use them for never ending operations in a separate process. One of these many permutations and combinations is Android service interprocess communication through the usage of AIDL. ...

Bound Service Example In Android

Bound Service Example In Android
In my previous tutorials I have been talking about Services in Android, showcasing basic functions of a service. This tutorial also shows Android service class, but it revolves around a specific feature of this class i.e binding of service to an activity. It also briefly explains the features associated with Android bind service type. Although ...
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