Android service is one of the four main application components, Activity, Service, Brodcast Receiver and Conten Provider. A Service is a component that runs in the background to perform long-running operations. For example, a service might play music in the background while the user is in a different application, orRead More →

Web View implementation Web View is used to help us display a web page in our application without the need to call another application, like web browser, to show designated web page. This android feature can be explained simply as headless browser with no or limited functionality. This web viewRead More →

JavaScript is a lightweight, cross-platform, object-oriented computer programming language. Lightweight just means that the language doesn’t use much memory of the computer, and that it has a relatively simple syntax and features. Cross-platform just means that the language can be used on multiple platforms and systems. Оbject-oriented means that it’s a language that’s based on object.Read More →

What is fragment? It is a activity inside activity screen. In very simple terms, fragment is similar as an activity screen, but the only difference between them is that fragment cannot live outside its parent activity. Lets put it this way, we can have one activity screen like, let’s say,Read More →

Simple how-to-do left side navigation drawer with toolbar and items in it which are clickable and move you to another activity (screen), or whatever you like to do with them. First we will need a Home Activity (screen) and Home Activity layout for holding the navigation drawer layout, items inRead More →

Splash Screen creating from another perspective The other way of creating the Splash Screen is more fast and without using messy layout and splash screen activity files (.xml & .java) This is a simple example how this is implemented: First you don’t need to create a separate layout file forRead More →

SPLASH SCREEN ACTIVITY An Android app takes some time to start up, especially when the app is first launched on a device. A splash screen may display start up progress to the user or to indicate branding. This one is used when your activity is doing something in background whileRead More →

What is XML? Pronunciation: /ˌeksemˈel/ noun COMPUTING a metalanguage which allows users to define their own customized markup languages, especially in order to display documents on the Internet. Basically XML doesn’t do anything. Its markup language – eXtensible Markup Language. It is similar to HTML but not quite so. View itRead More →

For android development you will need to use Java SDK installed on your computer, and of course Android Studio. Java SDK installation guide: – download link for the Java SE Development Kit (download, accept licence agreement and install it) http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.htm setting windows for java usage – right click on This PCRead More →