Saturday, March 17, 2018

Adding Picture in Picture to your App

An overview of adding Picture in Picture support for Android apps. With Android O apps, you can use Picture in Picture on phones to create magical experiences by overlaying other content during critical user tasks like watching a video or navigating.

PIP Blog Post:
PIP Navigation Patterns:
Handle Configuration Changes:

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Learn Android Studio 3: Efficient Android App Development

Learn Android Studio 3: Efficient Android App Development

Build Android apps using the popular and efficient Android Studio 3 suite of tools, an integrated development environment (IDE) for Android developers using Java APIs. With this book, you’ll learn the latest and most productive tools in the Android tools ecosystem, ensuring quick Android app development and minimal effort on your part.

Along the way, you’ll use Android Studio to develop Java-based Android apps, tier by tier through practical examples. These examples cover core Android topics such as notifications and toast; intents and broadcast receivers; and services. Then, you’ll learn how to publish your apps and sell them online and in the Google Play store.

What You'll Learn
  • Use Android Studio 3 to quickly and confidently build your first Android apps
  • Build an Android user interface using activities and layouts, event handling, images, menus and the action bar
  • Incorporate new elements including fragments
  • Integrate data with data persistence 
  • Access the cloud 
Who This Book Is For

Those who may be new to Android Studio 3 or Android Studio in general. You may or may not be new to Android development in general. Some prior experience with Java is also recommended.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What's New in Android Oreo for Developers

Android Oreo is available to consumers. Here's a summary of what you need to know to make sure that these early adopters have a great experience, along with ways to enhance that experience with new O features and the support library.

Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo:
Support Library

Monday, January 15, 2018

Files Go by Google: Free up space on your phone

Files Go is a new storage manager that helps you free up space on your phone, find files faster, and share them easily offline with others. #filesgo
Download the app at

Friday, January 12, 2018

Have Win Apple iPhone 8 Plus Visit...Warning: this link may be unsafe

If you receive a Youtube email telling you that you have won an iPhone, and ask to click a link to has made you a moderator. This link may be unsafe. It has been identified as being potentially harmful.