Epson Moverio BT-200 – Review

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Epson Moverio glasses are perfect for a developer who wants to play with augmented reality. Although the glasses are not really a consumer product (seems like an experimental platform) they can be used in industry, museums or even for entertainment.

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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 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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Exit from an Android application

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Normally, Android applications do not need an “Exit” button because they have a different lifecycle than, let’s say, a Windows application. To exit an application in Android, the user needs to press the home button and that’s it, but the application is not really closed, it’s sent to the background (the user can no longer […]

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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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