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Setting up Action Bar Sherlock Library 4.3.1 for Eclipse IDE

July 18, 2013
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Setting up Actionbar Sherlock Library 4.3.1

Action Bar Sherlock library is used to create action bar and related stuff in pre Honeycomb Android versions. In this article, we will see how to set up Action Bar Sherlock library ( 4.3.1 ) for Eclipse IDE ( 4.2.0 ) . 1. Download the Action Bar Sherlock library (4.3.1)  from here 2.Extract the downloaded...

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Adding Google Places Autocomplete API as custom suggestions in Android Search Dialog

July 17, 2013
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Google Places in Android Search dialog in Action

In this article, we will develop an Android application with a search dialog box. The search dialog box allows users to search various places using Google Places API and shows the result as a marker in the Google Maps Android API V2. We also add custom suggestions to Search Dialog with Google Places Autocomplete...

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Adding custom search suggestions to search dialog from SQLite database in Android

July 11, 2013
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Adding custom suggestions in Search Dialog

In this article, we will develop an Android application containing a search dialog, that can search a set of countries stored in an SQLite database. The search dialog is facilitated with custom search suggestions containing texts and images. The search dialog fetches the data from SQLite database using cursor loader via content provider. Major...

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Locating user input address in Google Maps Android api v2 with Geocoding api

July 3, 2013
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Geocoding with Google Geocoding API in Action

Geocoding is the process of converting a location address into geographic coordinates ( latitude and longitude). This Android application facilitates users to input a location address, then the application can find the a set  of geographic coordinates that matches user input address and marks the corresponding locations in Google Maps Android API V2. In...

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Android – Drawing circle at the touched point of SurfaceView

July 1, 2013
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Drawing circle at the touched point of Surface View

SurfaceView is a drawing surface provided by Android. In SurfaceView, drawings are performed in a non-ui thread which protects the application from ANR (  Application Not Responding ) errors. In this article, we will develop an Android application which draws a circle at the touched position of SurfaceView. This application is developed in Eclipse...

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Android – Correcting jpeg image orientation in View Canvas with ExifInterface orientation tag

June 26, 2013
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Exif orientation in Action for Android application

We may have noticed that images captured in portrait mode, looks rotated 90 degrees on drawing the image in a view canvas. Also images taken from front camera looks upside down. This issue can be resolved with exif meta data embedded with jpeg images. In this article, we will develop an Android application which...

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Pick an image from external application and draw in View Canvas

June 25, 2013
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Image picking and drawing in action

In this article, we will develop an Android application which picks up an image from an external application like Gallery, Dropbox, Google Drive etc and draw it in a view canvas. This application is developed in Eclipse 4.2.0 with ADT Plugin (22.0.1) and Android SDK ( 22.0.1 ) . 1. Create a new Android application...

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Drawing circle at the touched position of View Canvas

June 24, 2013
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Drawing circle at the touched position

In this article, we will develop an Android application that draws a circle at the touched position of a custom view canvas. This application is developed in Eclipse 4.2.0 with ADT Plugin (22.0.1) and Android SDK ( 22.0.1 ) . 1. Create a new Android application project namely “GraphicsDrawPointViewCanvas” 2. Configure the project 3....

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Android Menu example series

June 11, 2013
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Android Menu example series

This article lists various Android Menu application examples. Creating a floating contextual menu in Android A popup menu example in Android Creating Submenus and Checkable menu items in Android Integrating other application activities to an Android application   Creating Side Menu Navigation Drawer in Android How to hire me?I am George Mathew, working as...

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Showing nearby places and place details using Google Places API and Google Maps Android API V2

June 7, 2013
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Google Places Details API in Google Maps Android API V2 - Example

In this article, we are going to develop an Android application which shows nearby places of current location in Google Maps Android API V2. On taping the InfoWindow of the marker, the details of the corresponding place will be displayed in a separate activity. This application makes use of Google services like Google Maps...

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