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App Invites in Android – Using Google Services

By leveraging the power of Google Services, we can easily send invites to our friends to start using an app we really like. No need to implement custom solutions as this takes care of the typical use case for getting more people into your app. Best of all? It is really simple to implement!

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Monthly Android Morsels [November 2015]

Just a small list of things related to Android development that I have found useful this month. Hope you find them useful too! Android Design: A nice new way to edit your theme and see its effect in Android Studio. Click Tools -> Android -> Theme Editor Android XML optimisation: Tired of creating dummy text […]

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Android – Reduce the size of your APK files

If it is one thing that I hate – it is apps that are HUGE downloads for really simplistic functionality. 40MB for an app that just accesses some messages and has hardly any images, what is it doing?? I have recently had quite an obsession trying to reduce my app size and have managed to shave off […]

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Using Git Flow for Android Development

Developing in a small team is pretty manageable as you generally see the code that is changing and can easily monitor these changes. Often teams don’t take full advantage of Git’s capabilities.

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Android Data Binding – Part 2

In Part 1 I gave an introduction into the Android Data Binding Library. I suggest reading that post first before reading further. In this post I am going to discuss the following : Binding Adapters Binding Events Two Way Binding Binding Adapters Creating an adapter and using Android Data Binding for each item is quite simple. […]