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Using MockWebServer On Android

At some point in your code development you’ll want to test how the interaction with your app and the API server is being handled, but testing with a real connection with a server is expensive and unstable. Unit tests should be real quick and assert if your code is working...

Android Unit Testing is Easy

The reason I am writing this article is because it was very hard for me to find some unit testing materials on Android Components. I hope I can fill the gap. Let’s talk about unit testing for a bit. I am not going to explain what unit testing is in...

Building a COVID-19 Tracing app in a week

We wanted to create a prototype app to help people to find out if they contacted anybody infected by the COVID-19 disease. It will use wireless technologies searching near by and notify users. In this post we’re going to talk about the thoughts behind this app, why we made it...

Android Image Framework Comparison

As an Android developer you have a lot of options when it comes to adding images to your app. In this blog we will give you a quick comparison between Glide (https://github.com/bumptech/glide), Picasso(https://square.github.io/picasso/), Fresco (https://frescolib.org/docs/index.html) and Coil (https://coil-kt.github.io/coil/getting_started/). We will look at the four different image frameworks and score them...

Avoiding tampering on Android

It’s important to keep user data safe. Like any software, Android can be target of attacks to access valuable data and even though no software is perfectly safe, as developers we should always follow the security best practices and do what is in our reach to keep data safe.

Android Dark Theme

With the arrival of Android 10, the latest trend in Android development is giving the users the choice to select a dark version of the app. Some say it can help save battery life and some just prefer it because it is easier on the eyes when the user opens...

Android navigation with MVVM and State made easy

Working on a large app with a large number of screens which we organized by feature (Messaging, Settings, Profile, etc.) made me test the single activity - multiple fragments approach by using the Navigation component. This technique has the advantage of not having to deal with activities and only define...

Automate Debugging and Testing Workflows using ADB

While developing and testing we usually come across repetitive tasks involving manual efforts. Navigating to a certain part of the app, filling out sign up forms or simply taking screenshots are all time-consuming tasks. In this blog post we look at how we can utilize ADB (Android Debug Bridge) to...

Android WorkManager

WorkManager is a new API in Android Architecture Components introduced in the Google I/O 2018. It simplifies and makes it much easier to do work on background threads. The WorkManager schedules tasks as instances of the Worker class and can schedule these workers based on certain conditions which you can...

Android Bottom Navigation

This blog post will give a quick introduction on the new Android Bottom Navigation component, how to setup your project to use it and a few tips on how to utilise it to get the best results.