George Mathew

Founder & Software Architect at wptrafficanalyzer.in. He likes web and mobile application development.

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List of Articles

Creating Side Menu Navigation Drawer in Android

June 6, 2013
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Navigation Drawer in action

Navigation drawer is a UI design pattern that provides a set of menu items when user swipes from left edge of the application to the right. In Android, navigation drawer is available via Android Support library from revision 13 ( May/2013 ) onwards . An extension to this article which displays icons and counter in...

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Android tab based applications series

May 27, 2013
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Navigation tab application series

In this article, we will see a set of Android applications that uses tabs for their navigation. Adding Navigation Tabs containing listview to Action Bar in Android This application exemplifies, how to add navigational tabs to Action bars in Android versions Honeycomb and its higher versions. This application will not be executed in pre...

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Showing nearby places with photos at any location in Google Maps Android API V2

May 22, 2013
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Nearby locations in Google Maps Android API V2

In this article, we will develop an Android application which displays nearby places as a set of markers in Google Maps Android API V2 corresponding to the user touched location in the Google Maps and place type selected in the Spinner view. On clicking a marker, the place details like place name, vicinity and...

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Setup, configure and create an Android application in Android Studio

May 20, 2013
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Setup, configure and create new Android application in Android Studio

Android Studio is an official IDE ( Integrated Development Environment ) ¬†for Android application development which is announced in Google I/0 2013. Android Studio is developed on the top of JetBrain’s Intellij IDEA a well known IDE for Java application development. This article explains how to setup, configure and create an Android application in...

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Android Parcelable Example – Passing data between activities

May 16, 2013
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Passing data between activities using Parcelable object

Parcel is a serialization mechanism provided by Android. In order to write an object to a Parcel, that object should implement the interface “Parcelable“. In this article, we will see how to implement a Parcelable object in an Android application to pass complex data from one activity to another activity. In order to define...

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Retain markers on screen rotation in Google Maps Android API V2 using Parcelable LatLng points

May 14, 2013
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Google Maps Android API V2 with retained markers on Screen rotation using Parcelable LatLng objects

In this article, we will develop an Android application which demonstrates how to persist marker points in Google Maps Android API V2 on screen rotation. On adding a marker in the Google Maps, corresponding coordinates will be added to an ArrayList as LatLng object. Then on screen rotation the array list will be saved...

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Driving route from my location to destination in Google Maps Android API V2

May 10, 2013
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Route from my location to destination in action

In this article, we will develop an Android application which demonstrates how to draw a driving route from my location ( current location ) to a destination location in Google Maps Android API V2. On taping a location in the Google Maps, a driving route will be drawn from my current location to the...

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Displaying marker at user input latitude and longitude in Google Maps Android API V2

May 9, 2013
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Latitude and Longitude in Google Maps Android API V2

In this article, we will develop an Android application which demonstrates how to display a marker in Google Maps Android API V2 corresponding to the user input latitude and longitude. Unlike the application discussed in the article titled “Adding Marker at user input latitude and longitude in Google Map Android API V2“, here user...

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Android Horizontal Swiping in Action Bar Tabs using ViewPager

May 7, 2013
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Horizontal Swiping in Action Bar Tabs using ViewPager

In this article, we will develop an Android application which explains how to implement horizontal swiping in Action Bar tabs . The horizontal swiping is achieved using ViewPager container. The minimum required Android version for running this application is Android API level 11. In order to implement this horizontal swiping of Action Bar tabs...

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Adding and removing multiple proximity alerts in Google Maps Android API V2

May 3, 2013
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Multiple Proximity Alerts in Google Maps Android API V2

In this article, we will develop an Android application which demonstrates how to add multiple proximity alerts in Google Maps Android API V2. We will make use the Android API class “LocationManager” to add and remove the proximity alerts and SharedPreferences to persist the markers on the Google Maps while restarting the application. In...

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