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Return of the Fancy ListViews

We resurrect a long-gone blog post series by returning to the issue of fancy ListViews, taking advantage of new APIs in Android 1.6/2.0, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

A Call To Action…ACTION_SEND, That Is

You can automatically tie two Android applications together, one that wants to send something and one looking for stuff to send. Neither application needs to know about the other, through the Intent message bus and the ACTION_SEND protocol. Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

Android Beyond Java: Part Three

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn’t your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week’s series of posts on Building ‘Droids!

Android Beyond Java: Part Two

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn’t your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week’s series of posts on Building ‘Droids!

Android Beyond Java, Part One

Want to develop for Android, but Java isn't your thing? Learn more about alternative Android programming options in this this week's series of posts on Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosystem: Appcelerator, Part Two

The conclusion of our two-part Enabling the Ecosystem interview with Appcelerator about their Titanium cross-platform mobile development framework, in today's Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosystem: Appcelerator, Part One

Want to develop for Android and iPhone, yet are scared by the total workload? Appcelerator Titanium might be the answer, so you can build once and deploy on both devices. Learn more in an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's Building 'Droids!

Donut != Android 2.0

Tasty treats are not releases. Donut is not Android 2.0. Learn more in today's rant disguising as a post in Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosystem: WIKITUDE, Part Two

Want to augment your reality? Use WIKITUDE, your Android device, and your programming skills to document and annotate the world around you. Learn more in this second post of a two-part Enabling the Ecosystem interview, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosystem: WIKITUDE, Part One

Want to augment your reality? Use WIKITUDE, your Android device, and your programming skills to document and annotate the world around you. Learn more in this first post of a two-part Enabling the Ecosystem interview, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosytem: ABBYY, Part Two

Android devices typically have a camera. Cameras can be used to read text via OCR. Want to do OCR on Android? Read the second part of our Enabling the Ecosystem interview with ABBYY, makers of the Mobile OCR Engine, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

Enabling the Ecosytem: ABBYY, Part One

Android devices typically have a camera. Cameras can be used to read text via OCR. Want to do OCR on Android? Read the first part of our Enabling the Ecosystem interview with ABBYY, makers of the Mobile OCR Engine, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

Google I/O Keynote: Now With Free Phones!

Here's the first installment of live reporting from Google I/O 2009, covering the keynote, including cool Android news!

Embiggening the Tent

More apps means a more compelling Android, yet the existing Java-centric environment means some will elect to skip our platform. Read more about how to overcome this in today's episode of Building 'Droids!