#2016 Summer Digest

The summer is over (well, for some of us :) and it's time to sum up interesting stuff for the last three months. And quite a lot has happened! Android released it's newest version - Nougat. It is focused on security, speed and nice new features, like split screen and direct notifications reply. Developers have their own new toys, like ConstraintLayout and Direct Boot. On other fronts, Apple helps us learn Swift with Swift Playgrounds, and we still have Olympic Games in Rio, as well as great »

Tutorial: How to use a Handler?

Hello, Today I will show you how to benefit from Handlers in Android :) First of all, Handlers aren't some new concept, they were there long ago. How long? Well, from API level 1. Still, I always felt Android developers don't use them enough, me included. When I've discover the brilliance of Handlers, I was surprised how handy they are and how easy is to use them. So, what does a Handler do? A few things, really. Schedule and process messages Schedule and execute Runnables Perform its »

#2016/April-May Useful links

Today is the last day of Spring, and so it's a wonderful occasion for me to sum up all of the great articles, videos, games and music albums, I've gathered for you in April and May ;) Thinking about important recent events, one should mention Google IO 2016, Unite '16 Europe, Digital Dragons 16-17 May. Google has decided to add a multi-window support on Android and Facebook launched Live Videos. CD Projekt RED has released their last DLC for The Witcher 3 - Wine and Blood and »

Tutorial: Parse JSON with LoganSquare

Hi, guys! Today I want to present you a new JSON-parsing library - LoganSquare, written by BlueLine Labs. It is told to be the fasted available and quite easy to use, so I couldn't miss it ;) Below you will find an example Android project, which serializes and parses some objects. Also, I have run Logan's Benchmark project myself and indeed, the results are good. Not as good, as on their GitHub's page, but still. Just to make everything clear, I have used Nexus 5 running Android »

#2016/February-March Useful links

Hi, guys! It is the last day of March and I couldn't miss the opportunity to share all great links I've gathered through the last two months. There is also a "Happy Easter!" greeting which goes to all who celebrate Easter in March and May! What about links, this time the absolute winner is Game Dev, but there are a few wonderful music albums, as well as articles on design matters. Well, check out yourself! Here's the link to the previous Digest ;) GRAPHICS Freebie: Barista And »

Tutorial: Add SQLCipher to your Android app

Hi guys! Today's tutorial will be about SQLCipher and its integration in Android (with the means of Android Studio). Just to give some introduction, SQLCipher is used for a full database encryption. What full means is that the DB file is entirely encrypted, not only separate rows or tables. Zetetic, the company behind SQLCipher, provides Community and Commercial edition. You can use the former for commercial projects, though, just have to provide license doc in your app. Also, SQLCipher is not for Android only, it can »