Let it flow

I’ve been working with Flow on production for almost a year now. The light weight kotlin coroutines stream library has completely replaced RxJava for our new projects. RxJava is still a trend for Android Development even in 2020. But this article is not another RxJava x Coroutines. It is here...

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...

Things iOS Developers should know before starting Flutter

Flutter is a cross-platform development framework that allows us to create iOS and Android apps using a single programming language called Dart, which was released by Google itself.

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...

Nodes x Hacktober Fest 2019

Getting started with Open Source projects can be daunting some times, but we hope that our local Hacktober Fest events inspired people to get more involved in this community. We organised 5 events across 5 different locations, all with their own personal vibes and here is a short recap of...

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Droidcon London 2019

Droidcon London 2019 We had the opportunity to attend the biggest Android conference in London. It was full of great talks and we will try to highlight here some of which we attended.

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Droidcon Berlin 2019

Droidcon Berlin 2019 Back in July, Lucas and I took a trip to Berlin for the Droidcon 2019 conference. It was the second mobile development conference that I’ve been to and the first one entirely dedicated to Android, so I had high hopes. In this blog I’d like to highlight...

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Google Docs viewer with Flutter

Flutter is a powerful framework when it comes to rendering complex nested widgets with countless styles and customizations. This small project will explain the basics of using Google APIs and Services, in particular Google Drive, Google Docs and rendering a Google Document using Flutter widgets. The app supports basic text...

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...

Droidcon Berlin and GDD Krakow

Being one of the biggest Android conferences in Europe, this was my first time in Berlin. The conference was taking part in partnership with IFA Berlin. As a perk Droidcon tickets also allowed access to it. The downside was the big amount of people commuting to the venue and particularly...

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Droidcon London 2016

Last year we attended DroidCon London and it was my first Android conference ever. Before that I attended CocoaConf in Las Vegas, as I mostly did iOS back then. DroidCon London 2015 was exciting because at that point I had been doing Android exclusively for a long time - and...

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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.