Author: Paul Lammertsma

Google Allo works with SMS and even when not installed

Google’s new messaging app Allo takes a unique and interesting approach to get new users on board: it sends notifications to Android users and even allows them to type a response. For non-Android users, a text message is sent with an invitation to install the app. Whether or not this

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A modern Hungarian notation

Some discussion has recently popped up on the internet about the use of Hungarian notation. Many software engineers are passionate about conventions, and we know a topic so sensitive can get people worked up! We, too, would like to share our thoughts about an approach to modern-day Hungarian notation. Mark

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Debugging Android devices on Linux

Often working with custom-built Android hardware, we’ve found that it can sometimes be tricky to enable debugging on our devices through ADB on Linux. Drilling into the problem, we’ve found that simply looking up the vendor ID with lsusb and adding a udev rule is sufficient. This can be especially

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Setting the install vendor of an app

In a recent project, we wanted to add an alternative payment method for in-app purchases for installs outside Google Play. In correspondence with the Google Play ToS, the alternative payment method should only be available if the app was installed outside of Google Play. The code was straightforward enough: PackageManager

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MultiViewPager: the ViewPager on steroids

The MultiViewPager is an extension of the support-v4 library’s ViewPager that allows the pages to be wider or narrower than the ViewPager itself. It takes care of aligning the pages next to each other, and always keeping the selected page centered. Sample Simply add the MultiViewPager into your layout: <com.pixplicity.multiviewpager.MultiViewPager

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Pixplicity hosts GDG barbecue

We’re extremely proud to have hosted our first meet up: a GDG barbecue! Centrally located in the Netherlands, and right nearby central station, our location is ideal for 40 Android enthusiasts across the Netherlands from GDG Dutch Android User Group. Last Friday, six presentations were held in our sizable presentation

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June 2014: Popular Android devices in The Netherlands

Here’s an overview of popular Android devices in the Netherlands through the month of June. If you share this, please provide the source. Here’s an overview of the current top-20 Dutch devices: Device % Samsung Galaxy S3 (m0) 10.05 Samsung Galaxy S4 (jflte) 8.86 Samsung Galaxy Tab2 10.1 (espresso10wifi) 7.33

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