Enabling the Ecosystem: Snaptic, Part Two

Want to integrate note-taking into your Android application? Consider integrating with 3banana from Snaptic -- we profile what this means in part two of an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: Snaptic, Part One

Want to integrate note-taking into your Android application? Consider integrating with 3banana from Snaptic -- we profile what this means in part one of an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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The Best of Intentions

Android has demonstrated itself to be a truly revolutionary OS in a very short period of time. So many things about the operating system set it apart from its peers. In large part it represents the perfect blend between good ol’ fashioned Microsoft utility and the pristine glisten of Apple ...

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part Two

In our last episode, we discussed how the Android Intent systems functions, in effect, like a message bus, and how one can set up an IntentReceiver to serve as a consumer of bus messages. Today, let’s complete the picture, creating both a message consumer and producer, as two separate ...

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part One

The message bus is a tried-and-true model in application development. Whether it is the humble Win32 message loop or full-fledged publish/subscribe message-oriented middleware solution, software components have long been publishing messages that other components receive, either by explicitly ...

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