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LibGdx Game Development – Book Review

December 18, 2014 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsBest Android Books

LibGdx Game Development[/caption] Few weeks ago I was excited after receiving a free copy of “LibGdx Cross-platform Game Development Cookbook” from Packt Publishing to review. Written by David S. Marquez and Alberto C Sanchez, they both seem to have a very good understanding of LibGdx framework. What made me so excited is the fact that, […]


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Libgdx Framework Mobile Game Development

June 20, 2014 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsBest Android Books

Libgdx framework is one of the best game development framework that is easy to learn for any mobile game developer. Using Libgdx framework, you can develop games for different platforms like Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, Mac, Linux or HTML5. The main idea behind Libgdx framework is develop once, deploy to many. After being sold on […]


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SharedPreferences Between Applications

September 27, 2012 Zaidi Android Development Tutorials

On my last post, I wrote about SharedPreferences Between Activities and how one activity can retrieve persistence data saved by another activity on the same application. But what if an application needs to access some sort of data stored in SharedPreferences from a totally different application? That’s what I will cover today. Also, I will […]


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Shared Preferences Between Activities – How to Retrieve Values

September 25, 2012 Zaidi Android Development Tutorials

It can be tricky or frustrating when your application needs to share data between two or more activities in a very simple way. I am saying this from my own experince especially when I started developing Android apps. Soon you will realize how simple it is to store strings or numbers and retrieve between activities. […]


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How to Hide the Title Bar in Android

July 4, 2012 Zaidi Android Development Tutorials

How do you hide the title bar on an application in Android? I have seen this question over and over again. As a developer, you must use the small screen size very wisely when laying out your app. Yes, new phones come with a bigger screen size nowadays but still you need to make sure […]


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How to Create Scrolling TextView in Android.

June 28, 2012 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsAndroid Layouts

On my last tutorial, I showed you how to create drawable background in Android using XML. Today I will shift gears to show you how to create an app with a scrolling TextView across the screen. Not exactly sure why you would do that but hey, there are so many ideas out there and scrolling […]


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How to Create Drawable Background in Android

June 20, 2012 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsAndroid Layouts

Did you know that you can create drawable background in Android? I bet you didn’t?¬†Creating drawable as background can make your life very easy. As you all know, compared to iPhone, Android devices come in different screen sizes not to mention fragmented operating system. If you are planning to use an image as background in […]


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How to Customize Displayed Text on Return Key | Android Input Method

June 16, 2012 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsAndroid Layouts

The “Action” text displayed on the return key or enter key in Android soft keyboard can be customized with different action values using IME or android:imeOptions in your XML layout file. Some of the action values that. I am sure you have come across especially when entering text in EditText widget are “Next”, “Go”, mirror […]


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How to Display HTML Content in Android

June 12, 2012 Zaidi Android Development Tutorials

To display HTML content or browse a website in Android you need to use WebView widget which is packaged in Android WebKit. Depending on your application, you can develop a very powerful app with impressing functionality. Here’s a simple example on how you can use WebView in your Android application. First, lets create an XML […]


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Best Android Books for Application Development

April 14, 2012 Zaidi Android Development TutorialsBest Android Books

There’s a lot of best Android books for application development. I will go through some of the books that I have bought since I started developing apps about 2 years ago. Depending on your programming knowledge, most books assume that you have at least programming experience since Android is developed in Java. One thing that […]


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