Enabling the Ecosystem: Mogees, Part One

Learn more about Mogees, a way to get paid for your Android applications, in an Enabling the Ecosystem interview 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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Enabling the Ecosystem: voeveo, Part Two

This post, following yesterday’s Part One, continues our interview with Annabel Youens, Community Director of voeveo. AG: One of the pervasive fears in mobile development is exclusivity — are you aware of any arrangements that would prevent developers from listing their wares in ...

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Enabling the Ecosystem: voeveo, Part One

Learn more about voeveo, another marketplace for Android applications (and more!), in an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Market Index: Getting Your Android App Out There

Wondering what to do while the Android Market's doors are closed? Check out alternative ways to distribute your app, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: AndAppStore, Part Two

We continue our interview on AndAppStore, an alternative marketplace for Android applications, in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: AndAppStore, Part One

Learn more about AndAppStore, an alternative marketplace for Android applications, in an Enabling the Ecosystem interview 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 ...

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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!

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Layout Problems Redux: Hierarchy Viewer

In the previous Building ‘Droids post, we went through an exercise of figuring out what was going wrong with a RelativeLayout used as rows in a ListView. This exercise used “retro” diagnostic techniques, such as changing background colors, to see what’s going on. Two ...

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