• Tablet users will see your feature graphic, too
    As of today, your Android apps must include a feature graphic and a short description text before you will be allowed to save any other changes to your Google Play listing. While it's nice that Google is encouraging (well, forcing) developers to put more consideration into creating an appealing Google Play…
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  • Providing INFO for Android apps with no launcher
    There are many types of Android app which don't provide a regular user interface — live wallpapers, home and lock screen widgets, "pro" licences for apps which should really be using in-app purchases, to give a few examples. These apps tend not to provide a launcher icon as there's no…
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  • Efficiently filtering Android intents with android:ssp
    I discovered that Android 4.4 (API level 19) added a set of not-yet-documented XML attributes to its <data> tag for intent filtering.The android:ssp attribute is intended to match against URIs — the "ssp" stands for "scheme-specific part" and essentially means everything that appears after the scheme.e.g. The URI "https://example.com/foo/bar" can…
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  • Slides & video from the Dutch AUG "Better Builds" event
    As mentioned, I spoke at the Dutch Android User Group at the end of June, with the title "Building, Testing & Deploying Android Apps with Jenkins." There was a big turnout and I had a great time at the event, including the meal which was a nice change from the stereotypical…
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