- 16 Dec, 2011, 16:20
Most of us, developers, got the desire to learn new things; keep pushing that envelope. For our own good, sometimes we're just too fast... writing low performing code.
For me Android development is still something I do on my spare time. All I've written, everything I produced I've learned from books, tutorials and the [sometimes] brilliant Android documentation. I've learned a lot of tricks and quirks by following members of the Android team on forums and social sites.
Now it looks like I might be in for a good treat - the Android team just released the Android Training; a collection of classes on how to build good Android apps. I have yet to read them, but I'll ReadItLater.
- 09 Dec, 2011, 11:00
Android continues its' growth and wealth around the world as Google keeps on improving & refining the OS each iteration. Android 4.0 brought as an smooth & sexy, overhauled UI - but it got its flaws; UI stuttering... And that's what this post is about.
There's been a lot of discussions around the web regarding Android's UI; both the look 'n feel. Today's post will be about the feel - some devices is struggling to have a smooth UI; there's stutters! Dianne Hackborn, an Android engineer got tired of misconceptions and had this to say over at Google+:[...]
- 13 Oct, 2011, 12:32
The Android Event which was postponed because of the death of Steve Jobs is finally upon us. Today, at the 18th/19th Oct., Google is set to reveal the next iteration of Android together with treats from Samsung and Motorola.
First off, perhaps the most exciting news - Google is finally release Ice Cream Sandwhich (ICS), which is the next major version of their mobile OS, Android 4.0! It's going to be awesome. I can assure you that. Larry Page said ICS will be Google's biggest Android release to date. With ICS Google aims to give Android a big overhaul together with a proper defragmentation; They're merging the different Android codebases - smartphones, tablets and TV:s into one. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
Probably there's a lot of secrets and candy waiting to be revealed. One can only speculate... and drool. Gosh, I'm super excited about tonights
Samsung will also release a brand [...]
- 29 Aug, 2011, 13:37
Last night I spent some time with my Android app, GetRIL. Focused on getting core parts stable, but also added some new features.
- Smash a bug that occurred on non-rooted devices, making the app crash
- Minor UI changes
- Some parts of the core system has gotten an overhaul, making it more stable and producing less overhead
- I've also implemented a dynamic RIL database with the ability to update it OTA (via my server)
How the RIL database OTA works:
The first time GetRIL starts after an install/update the RIL data gets checked automatically. This also occurs once a week. If the update fails the bundled database will be used as fallback.
- 29 Aug, 2011, 13:20
There's still a lot to fix around sibbor.nu and its different parts, projects and systems, but today I've made a few changes.
So I've fixed a couple of things around here, mainly to limit search bots what they see and what not:
- News items can now have dynamically numbers of tags
- CSS tweaks (headers, paragraphs, blockquotes, lists etc.)
- Admin issues
- Spam comments fixes
- Recover movie covers
- Disabled admin elements in the UI