Category: Android

Basics of the Android Platform Architecture 0

The Android Platform Architecture

As an aspiring Android developer, we highly recommend you get a clear understanding of the Android platform – both it’s platform architecture as described in this article, and the activity life cycle. The Android Operating System is composed of a total of 4 logical layers, with a total of 5 sections....

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Working with layouts in Android

For every Android activity that has an UI connected to it, there must be provided a layout. Layouts in Android are used to define the visual structure of the User Interface, as well as what kinds of widgets (Buttons, TextViews etc) the layout should contain. In this article we’ll be...

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The Android Activity Lifecycle

In this tutorial we’ll explore the Android Activity Lifecycle. An Android Activity is a screen or a window that is presented through the UI – in other words, it is a screen or a window which the user can interact with. An activity typically contains UI widgets like Buttons, TextViews etc....

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Android Volley and RecyclerView tutorial

In this RecyclerView tutorial we’ll be creating an Android application which fetch popular movies from an API provided by TMDB. You can jump straight to the code by clicking here. I am writing this article after having taken an Android developer course over at Edureka. It is a great course, which...

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Android Volley HTTP Library tutorial

Android Volley is a HTTP library for Android app developers. Previous to the Volley library, making a standard HTTP request was kind of tedious, involving both an HttpUrlConnection and (hopefully) an AsyncTask. When using the Volley library, you don’t have to worry about implementing anything – Volley does this for...