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Archive for July, 2012

When working on a new Android application, we needed to show an icon (for info) in different colors depending on the different system states. Something like: Red – When there are some error in the system Green – If everything is working correctly. Yellow – There are some warnings for the user to review. We […]

I was working on a new slider animation for my home page, for Jack Sparrow’s Compass product, and I was stuck on one basic problem; that’s I wanted to give the info popup DIV slide-in effect similar to that of Google App Store i.e. slide in from bottom to top. Instead of trying different options […]

I will soon be publishing my new Android Application called “Jack Sparrow Compass” which is inspired by legendary Jack Sparrow Compass. The following dialog from the movie Pirates of Caribbean best describe this: “My compass…is unique.” “Unique here having the meaning of broken?” “True enough, this compass does not point north.” “…Where does it point?” […]

When working on a Android REST based web-service client on Android platform, I was getting following error when calling the API over the HTTPS: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Not trusted server certificate The reason for this problem is quite obvious and that’s, on the development server, I was using the self signed certificate and it was causing this […]

I have been using the Eclipse for Android development for few months, and I must say I’m really impressed with this editor so far. Though for a newbie, it looks very cluttered, and I had some hard time in start getting used to it, but the more I work on it, the move I’m loving […]