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Android Pro tip : Toolbar title font

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You have an awesome app with some awesome design elements, the last step in making your app really stand out is typography. The fonts you use in your app can make a really big impact so, naturally,  you choose and apply some awesome fonts and then you realize:  there’s one part of your app that doesn’t quite match […]

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Android Pro tip : tools namespace

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If you have ever designed an XML layout, I am certain that you used some hard coded values at least once. How many times have you forgotten to remove those values and they ended up in your final product ? Yeah, I don’t like that answer either !  Continue reading if you want to know […]

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Android product flavors (part 2)

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Hey there ! Welcome to the second part of the Android product flavors tutorial. In the first part we learned how to setup our project to use product flavors, and how to add custom icons and resources to the flavors. The second part will cover using custom layouts and adding custom code to the product […]

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Android product flavors (part 1)

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By now, every Android developer has heard of product flavors. We all know they allow us to add small customization to our application, for example, we could change the app icon or the app colors. This sounds great, imagine all the things you could do ! But what if you’ve never had the chance to […]

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Android signing configuration tutorial

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Android Studio has introduced a lot of new features that make our lifes a lot easier. One of those features is generating signed apks using Gradle. The basic idea is that you provide all the required properties (keystore password, alias and alias password) in the build.gradle file of the application you want to sign. But […]

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Showing keyboard automatically in Android dialogs

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Having the Android soft-input keyboard pop-up when a Dialog window is shown is not so straight forward as one would think. After exploring different solutions found on the web (with no success) I managed to create a solution of my own. This article is mainly a tutorial that will help you achieve the above task.

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