Tips and tricks from an Android developer

Gradle manifest merge tool Placeholder support

Yup it’s been a while, but hey! it’s new year resolutions time, am i right? Ok so, today I’d like to share some coolness about the manifest merger tool . It let’s you do some interesting things, among them Placeholder support. What does this mean exactly? Simply put, it lets you tokenize values within your manifest

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How to customize actionbar items

I just wanted to point out this really handy method that lets you specify your own layout for an action item. <strong>android:actionlayout=”@layout/action_layout”</strong> Super cool albeit a bit obscure! This is all you need to do: In your menu xml: <item android:id=”@+id/menu_item” android:showAsAction=”always|withText” android:actionLayout=”@layout/action_layout” android:title=”@string/menu_settings”/> It’s that simple! Your layout can be anything! in my case

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TD Ameritrade released!

The last app I had the privilege of working on released back in early december! We’ve updated our TD Ameritrade Mobile app for Android, making it more powerful and easier to use. Third-party research is now available, so you can investigate new trade ideas. We’ve added more news sources, giving you more ways to track

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Customizing the Action Bar

If you’ve ever worked with the Action Bar apis you’ll probably agree that it’s not the most fun to work with. I have seen a fair share of projects now using ActionBar Sherlock which is great and all (especially for the backwards compatibility) but that doesn’t really save you from needing to understand many of

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