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I have my Nexus One for more than a year. Although its stock OS (Gingerbread) is quite outdated, I still overall love it. But I must admit that it’s quite outdated OS now. So, I decided to upgrade this to Android Jelly Bean with hope to learn a lot during this process. First of all, […]

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 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 […]