ExpandableTextView 1.0.1: Interpolators

ExpandableTextView 1.0.1 is a small update which adds support for time interpolators. A time interpolator defines the rate of change of an animation. This allows animations to have non-linear motion, such as acceleration and deceleration.

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ExpandableTextView 1.0.0

I’m happy to announce the first release of my new Android library:  Android-ExpandableTextView. The name says it all, it’s just a plain simple expandable TextView, nothing more nothing less. The reason why I created this little library, is because I wasn’t satisfied with the other solutions I found on the internet. I’ve put the thing on GitHub, and it’s free to use by anyone!

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RecyclerView Adapters part 2: RecyclerView Cursor Adapter

In the Android platform, a CursorAdapter is an Adapter that exposes data from a Cursor object to a ListView widget. This second post about RecyclerView Adapters will explain on how to make a simple and reusable Cursor adapter yourself, and how to use it in your application. In a third post about RecyclerView Adapters, I’ll show a more advanced version of this CursorAdapter class.

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RecyclerView Adapters part 1: RecyclerView Array Adapter

Nowadays most Android developers use the new RecyclerView instead of a ListView or GridView. The RecyclerView widget is a more advanced and flexible version of ListView. This widget is a container for displaying large data sets that can be scrolled very efficiently by maintaining a limited number of views.

The sad thing is that Google didn’t provide us with a set af default RecyclerView Adapter classes to extend from, like they previously did for the ListView. The first one I’ll discuss is a RecyclerView Array Adapter, which allows you to easily bind a List of objects to your RecyclerView.

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Share private files with other apps: FileProvider

Sharing a private file with other apps, it’s a challenge every Android developer will have to tackle someday. You will spend hours on this, probably give up, and then finally end up on this blog to find out how to implement this feature.

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LinearLayoutICS, another great Class in the support library

swapCursor vs changeCursor, what’s the difference?

Implementing a ListView is probably one of the first things you do when learning Android development. At In the Pocket, we use them a lot. To make everything work as smooth as possible, all Android developer at In the Pocket agreed to use CursorAdapters as much as possible. You probably wonder why we do this? Continue Reading


Some people can’t find my application in Google Play, now what?

It probably happened to every Android developer who once published an application to Google Play. You received complaints from users stating that they can’t find your application on their tablet, while they do find it on their smartphone (or the other way around). After hours of searching for a valid explanation, you probably gave up.

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Support v7 appcompat & options menu

Some time ago, Google made its own backport of the famous ActionBar. The times of ActionBar Sherlock are finally over, and that’s a good thing. There has already been written a lot about using the Support ActionBar, so I won’t bother you with that. I’m going to talk about a small detail, but yet a very important one: using the Options Menu.

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