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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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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