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CES 2010: Gesture Control Software for Android

GestureTek will announce at CES that its patented, award-winning software for gesture-based mobile device interaction now supports the Android operating system. The eyemo app uses the camera on a mobile

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Is Google Serious About Maturing the Android Market?

With all the different seemingly conflicting reports about developers fleeing both the iPhone app store and the Android Market, the question remains

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Too Many Bits for DDMS

If you’re like me, you do your Android development outside Eclipse and therefore rely upon the full range of the Android toolkit, from activitycreator through DDMS. And, if you’re like

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It’s In The Mail

Learn how to send an email from your Android app in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Tabs With Intents

See how to embed activities inside of tabs in an Android TabView, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Five

Learn how to have your application’s screen be rotated just based on the position of the device, rather than based on the keyboard, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Four

Learn how to prevent Android from rotating your activity’s UI, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Three

Learn yet another approach to handling rotation events in your Android application, in the conclusion of our three-part rotation series, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Rotational Forces, Part Two

Learn another approach to handling rotation events in your Android application, in part two of our three-part rotation series in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Rotational Forces…On Your Android App

Learn how opening the T-Mobile G1’s sliding keyboard affects your Android application, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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What’s Your Preference: Part Two

Does your Android application have more preferences than really fit in a simple list? Learn how to add structure, in the form of categories and screens, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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iPhone and Android: Apples and Orchards

Android is less about open source or open communities or open markets or open systems, than it is about open opportunity. We need Android to succeed to ensure that open source, open markets, et. al. are a viable, not-too-crazy choice for people in the marketplace. This does not mean that “iPhone must die” or anything of the sort…

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What’s Your Preference: Part One

Android now has a preferences framework, which will build a preferences UI for you based on a description of the desired preferences. Learn the basics in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Op-Ed: We Have Met Android, And It Is Us

Device users don’t buy “openness” – they buy benefits that they personally realize. And to that extent, Android will succeed or fail based on our efforts as developers. If openness is Android’s strength, it is up to us to make that meaningful to ordinary people.

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Maps, ItemizedOverlay, and You!

Learn how to create interactive maps using the ItemizedOverlay class from the Android 0.9 SDK in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!