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Simplifying WebView

I started to code on Android, but I think my code is very heavy and may slow down the performance of my app. For example, when I run my app and I try to drag the page in one of my webviews, it's ...
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How can I refactor onClickListener applied to different buttons?

I have several buttons and I want to toggle between them like radio buttons. The way I have it set up now is that each button have this same code but the buttonValue varies depending on which button ...
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Correct way to refer to a view in Android

What is the correct way of referring to a view (a) or (b).? (a). TextView textView = (TextView) rootView.findViewById(R.id.text); textView.setText("Some Text"); ...
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Android Global Variable Setup

I am using the Android library Retrofit for networking in my app. The library calls for creating a RestAdapter for making service calls. I want to use this same instance of the RestAdapter for all of ...
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Setting up notifications for Android

Here is AlarmService for setting up notifications on my phone. Currently, the code works and is functional. However, I noticed my code looks different than a few ...
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Encrypt and decrypt a serializable object

I want to make sure that the code I have for encrypting and decrypting a serializable object makes sense and is proper. Does it look right too? Here's what I have so far: ...
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Error handling in an Android API (class or enum)

I am developing an Android Library which will be distributed to other developers. The library itself is a wrapper of the industry specific one. This makes the API development a bit less flexible. The ...
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Thread, handler and activity structure for a bouncing ball animation

This is a custom MyActivity class with two custom views (bar and a ball): ...
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Helper to show simple slide show

Example project (and code presented here) on GitHub At first, simple example. layout / activity_slide_show.xml ...
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AsyncTask and IntentService

I was disappointed using GCM, so I'll use long polling for crucial parts. Following my approach: ...
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WeatherForecastRequest and its builder

WeatherForecastRequest is only simple HTTP parameters wrapper. It is using to get forecast from the openweathermap. At first ...
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Check if downloading image from Internet is already started and if isn't then start downloading and set flag “downloading started”

In the method getView() in my implementation of ArrayAdapter I have to download image from Internet using the image's url and ...
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Optimizing a Google card layout

I'm developing an Android app in which I would build a card layout with a custom library. I think that my layout has not been optimized, but I don't know how I can this. It's not a very simple layout ...
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Show a ProgressDialog and send an SMS in the background

I have written a procedure that shows a ProgressDialog sends an SMS updates the View from another thread hides the ...
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Two Fragments in Landscape Mode Challenge

I did the following code challenge for a job interview. They apparently didn't care for my solution and I'm not sure why. What could I have done better? Here is the challenge: Create a small ...
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Class to simplify skipping some actions on the first loop iteration

Often I have to skip some actions on the first (or last) loop iteration. Now I need to append some arguments to an url and separate the arguments by the & ...
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Builder for a simple observer class

I mean the Builder presented in Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. OnStopScrollingObserverTask is using to detect when scrolling a ...
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Performing a background task and managing battery notifications for Android

I'm just starting out for the first time in Android Development and my code is a giant mess. Here are my attempts so far. I've included it in a Pastebin. Feel free to ask me if you would like to see ...
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Helper class to send emails with attachments on Android

I use this EmailTools helper class inside an Android app to send data as an email attachment, by calling ...
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Performance of speech enhancement code for Android app

I wrote a speech enhancement code for an Android App. The algorithm runs on 256 size frames of voice samples. On my PC the code runs per about 5ms per frame, while on my Nexsus 5 it more like 50ms per ...
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Android Flashlight app

This is my first project, a Flashlight application for Android-based devices: ...
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Fully-working alternative to String.format(…)

PLEASE NOTE: The code below has "commented out" code; however, no code is actually commented out!! Check my GitHub link below. I did that solely to highlight the relevant code sections. Code in my ...
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Grouping utility methods for View classes

I have the following class: ...
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Small android app that gives a movie based on the chosen genre

Working on my first "big" project using the mighty Xamarin. Likewise my first venture in XAML so I suppose most focus will be going towards these new areas. Performance- and user-experience related ...
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TaggedLogger - Log wrapper

I wrote this class in order to not having to write tag every time (because of code duplication and risk of typos). ...
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Persistent cookie support using Volley and HttpUrlConnection

I need to add support for persistent cookies on an Android app that I'm building for Authentication/Authorization. This app uses Volley for making HTTP requests and it's ...
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Handling large images efficiently (to avoid OutOfMemoryError)

After lots of attempts thanks to all the Android enthusiasts, I've found a method to handle large images efficiently in Android Applications in order to get rid of ...
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ToastUtils - helper class for Android SDK Toast

Using: ToastUtils.LONG.show(context, R.string.greeting); Code: ...
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Android “Search” Activity and corresponding XML

Below is an Android Activity and corresponding XML layout. The function of the class is to search an ...
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Structural design of a Date and Time classes [closed]

I have two classes named Date.class and an enum class Time. I have declared these class like ...
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Android audio player

I want to implement basic audio functions like play, stop and pause. I have stuffed all the code inside onCreate method. Is this best practise to follow? ...
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Using Java to Add the Contents of two EditText views in Android

I have a toy app that contains: editText1 for entering a number. Uses inputType of number. ...
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Creating a fast Android dictionary (word counts)

This is a follow-up of my question here: I am currently working on an application for various statistics. One task is to analyse a good amount of sentences for their word counts. The specifications ...
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Using temporary variables or calling a method directly

Which of these approaches for a button click is better/faster/more efficient, and why? Approach One: ...
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onSaveInstanceState() - ensuring a call to super instance

When onSaveInstanceState() is customized it should always call the same method on the super instance first. I usually write: ...
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Fetch details from server

I am using this code to fetch some details from server from my android app. How can I improve it? Here I am also transferring some data from one activity to another. This is how I have written my ...
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Integer seconds to formated string mm:ss

I have a String like "Time left (XX)" or "You need stay here for (XX)" and int as second. I use those two variables to format ...
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Calculating months elapsed since a given date

I am using traceview and DDMS to analyse my operation. The following is my traceview as displayed in DDMS: According to the above, the LoaderClass.months() ...
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256 bit AES encryption in Android

I am using the following code to encrypt a file in an SD card in Android: I want the code to be reviewed for: Security (prioritize this) Coding Style Performance ...
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Android loading playlists function

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Is this too much work for 1 listener?

Is this too much work for 1 touch listener? Is this bad for devices with slow CPU's? ...
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Refactoring Android fragments

I have an Android app that shows some fragments, but I'm repeating lots of code. MainActivity.java ...
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Loader animation using Custom View in Android

I created a loader animation for an Android app: a simple 3 dots loader. Is this the correct way to animate by using TimerTask? ...
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Perfect game loop

I've been working on development for an Android game, and this is the game loop I have so far: ...
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Why does the new ADT create a static inner class Fragment by default?

Honestly, I can't help but feel that this is done merely to confuse newcomers. Most of the errors on Stack Overflow by complete Android newbies mostly stem from that they have a static inner class ...
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Null checking in nested getter calls [closed]

I have the following piece of code and I would like to see what different approaches would be to solve that in a more elegant way. The thing is that I don't know whether is better to have the null ...
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Locate user of an Android device

I am new to oriented object paradigm and I work on Android using Java project for an internship. I must be able to locate the user and some around buildings I read stuff about how to setup ...
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Class for catching error and logging

I often write something like this in my code: ...