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Android Java

Android; A really easy tutorial on how to use Text To Speech (TTS) and how you can enter text and have it spoken

Hello readers, time for another little android post of mine. I’ve been working hard recently on some voice recognition and TTS work, so figured I’d post up some tutorials for people to see how easy it is. This is also my first post where I host content on Github so please bear with me! TTS […]

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Android

Monetizing your Android apps with AdMob (AdSense), an easy guide

Howdy folks, another nice and easy android guide here. If you’re like me you’re thinking about putting your first application up on the market. It might be a good idea to set-up some ads on application, hopefully making a few pennies as you go. Its actually quite easy, if your familiar with AdSense for web […]

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Android Java

Android and SQLite, a REALLY easy tutorial that anyone can do

Howdy folks! Time for some more android fun. I’ve been meaning to explore some of the SQLite functionality for some time, as I require it in my Cerca de mí application, so heres a real quick and dirty overview of how to get going. I know you want some source code to lift, but lets […]

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Android Java

Android; How to implement voice recognition, a nice easy tutorial…

I’ve been searching for a simple tutorial on using voice recognition in Android but haven’t had much luck. The Google official documentation provide an example of the activity, but don’t speculate anything more than that, so you’re kind of on your own a little. Luckily I’ve gone through some of that pain, and should make […]

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Android Google APIs Java

Android; how to display a map the easy way..

I’m seeing countless questions, literally on a daily basis on StackOverflow regarding using maps on Android. To be honest I’ve never come across these problems but it seems many people have trouble using the maps in their application, so I’ll provide a clear and easy set of instructions on how to do this. Common issues […]

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Android Conferences & Meetups Java

DroidCon UK 2010; My thoughts about the conference…

Over summer 2010, my company held an in-house competition to muster up some interest in mobile development, by providing a prize for anyone who could come up with an innovative mobile application, platform independent. After this competition, fuelled by fascination for all things Android, I requested to attend DroidCon UK, a conference dedicated to Android […]

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Android Java

Binding your buttons to your activity, the easy way!

OK, so you have several buttons on your view, all linked into the same activity. Sounds simple enough, you probably have something that looks like the following : That works fine, however if you start adding more and more buttons, it’ll become quite messy. I mean seriously, do you really want to be declaring your […]

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Android Continuous Integration Java Maven

Android; Continuous integration, all made lovely with Maven

Lets face it, the eclipse ADT plugin is great for getting an android application up and running quickly, but if you want an easier way to get libraries, and a continuous intergration environment for robust automated testing and building, then maven is the way to go. IntelliJ have recently released the Early Access Program to […]