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Getting Started: The Android Data Binding Library Part 1

Anyone who has dabbled a bit in Android Development will know that Android is lacking a key component of MVVM: The ability to bind data without a couple of lines of code.  For instance, setting a TextView to some value retrieved from a server is pretty complex, considering the simplicity of the task: TextView textView = […]

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Four Apps I Can’t Live Without

I’m always really curious to know what apps people use on a daily basis, and what about those apps makes them so awesome? I have a couple of apps that have just slotted so easily into my everyday life, that I don’t even realise I am using them. Here they are: PushBullet https://www.pushbullet.com/ This app […]

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South African Lotto Results & Checker {ANDROID APP} – DEPRECATED

UPDATE : 11 September 2015 : Unfortunately I had to discontinue this service as the official Lottery Provider changed, and the results are not published in the same manner. Sorry! After searching the Google Play store for a Lotto app, I realised they were all pretty revolting, so I decided to create my own one […]

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My very first published Android app!

So I finally got round to releasing an app of my own on the Google play store, it’s nothing amazing but might come in handy to a few developers out there. It’s an app that generates a valid South African ID number, which will pass the validation checks that some websites need. Inspired by Evans […]

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A Robotic Guide Dog and Why its a Bad Idea

For my honours dissertation, I decided to undertake a project involving the programming of a Lego Mindstorm Robot. Granted, this blog post is a bit late (2  years later!), but I figured I’d share my experiences so that someone doesn’t attempt the same 🙂 .The outcome of the application was to have a robotic “guide […]