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Android, using a Fragment to hold/edit complex object, accesible from any Activity

I'll do my best to describe the problem, but I'm still very new to several concepts that I think this problem requires to be solved (namely interfaces and threads). I should preface this by saying ...
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Getting java.lang.NullPointerException android [on hold]

I am making an quiz application in android in which there is Countdown timer of 20 sec for each question.when the timer finishes it moves to next question.i have added a next button which also moves ...
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Anyway to easily have CROSS PLATFORM? for app? [on hold]

Suppose you write a program in a low level language(C/C++), can you run it anywhere? For example, lets say a game app written in low level language for android. Can it it easily be transported to iOS ...
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Android: Is root absolutely required to re-link libs in Play Store APKs?

This question pertains to the re-link clause of the LGPL specifically on the Play Store. There's lots of unclear information about this topic. Assuming there's an application on the Play Store that ...
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How to check in website/url have been updated or not?

I am trying to make a Android application which will take your URL and if there is new update on that website then it will show the user that this link have been updated. I am working on the project ...
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How can I test my camera-dependent android app on most devices? [duplicate]

We are developing an app for taking photos faster. We do this by actually taking videos instead of photos and processing the individual images in the video on the fly and combine them to create a ...
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Sync code after compressing and uploading [closed]

I have made an android app using javascript and phonegap. Now when its final and i want to upload it on play store, i want to compress its code to reduce its size. Now as my code is synced to github, ...
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Is this synchronization required in service onCreate method?

Below is a sample code i captured from android doc Per service instance onCreate will be called only once. Ref: here and here The synchronization and singleton doesn't make any sense to me in this ...
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How to connect Android App to MongoDB deployed on Google Cloud

Currently I am working on a simple app which will be able to connect to MongoDB which is deployed in Google Cloud. I have set it up MongoDB ocaly on my computer and I have made a little JAVA console ...
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How to format Android view IDs

I struggle with this every time I work on a project. I am not entirely sure what the standard conventions are for creating view ids. I usually use something like view_more_button but then if we ...
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Large Scale Application Development in Android

Since, I am fairly new to large scale app development in Android and Java, I though I would ask for your advice guys. My team was faced with developing a prototype of a fairly complex medical ...
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What is the legality of making a mobile app version of an existing card or board game? [closed]

I see that the market is full of mobile apps based on card/board games. For example, do a search for "Taboo" and there are many results which are not published by Hasbro Inc. Is this legal? The top ...
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Should CountDownLatch be used for waiting for an event?

I have a situation here, where I have a loop that loops x amount of times. The value x is determined by the user. Everytime it loops, I want it to wait for a button click before continuing the loop. ...
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Best practice: Secure Android app online authentication

Currently, I develop an Android App needing online authentication for login (and registration). The main focus is on security. I’m amaing for: keeping the users’ passwords safe and preventing MITM ...
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Android testing - bugs not reproducible [duplicate]

We have the following problem: at the end of the iteration we give our Android app to our customers to test. Our customers report bugs that are not reproducible on our test devices. How can we deal ...
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How to implement await in Android

This is a general question to understand how await in C# works, and particularly I am interested in implementing it in Android. So C# await allows you to go in to waiting mode in the middle of the ...
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Moving a multi-activity android app into a navigation drawer activity

I'm making an Android app and have it structured as a simple multi-activity app. I want to add a navigation drawer to it, and it looks like I will need to completely restructure the app and load ...
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Should data be stored to local database in Android when heavily using REST services?

Let's say I have an application that has constantly changing data. Changes are so frequent that you basically need to refresh data every time you open some screen and keep refreshing it. Is it worth ...
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Android SDK and Iphone SDK limitations

I have an idea that would require triggering a call or text message simply by pressing or dialing a certain number. Example: Pressing 2324 on the pin code. Despite it not being your pin code to ...
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Android network Lib development

I have to develop an Android library that should frequently communicate with a server in the background. Access to the lib Object should be guaranteed everywhere in the Apps that will use it, so I ...
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How to develop cross platform mobile applications with native UI and Javascript backend?

I want to build a cross platform(Android, iOS, Windows) mobile application. I want the UX of the application to be different on the different platforms so that it will be more platform specific and ...
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VPN system to analyze users traffic (onavo-like)

I would like to develop a system that is able to analize the network traffic of people using it. I am interested in the URLs that the users request. Let's say the users targeted are on iOS or Android ...
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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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Android Icons Square [closed]

I created an action bar icon for an Android app I'm working on and it seems to downscale my icon. The thing is, it isn't a square icon. The width is greater than the height. Do I really HAVE to ...
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How to transfer metadata using Bluetooth between an iPhone and an Android mobile?

I would like to develop a hybrid app to transfer data/meta data between an iPhone and an Android mobile device using Bluetooth. I could find BTStack and PhoneGap useful. But, is it possible to ...
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Ensuring submitted hiscores are not fake

I have a small game that I would like to keep track og global hiscores for. The basic is simple: username and score is submitted to a server for storage and later polling. However how do I ensure that ...
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Use camera to analyze homogeneity

We are working with some screens whose in the production process change their state from a transparent state to a colored state. This colored state is achieved to block light transmittance. In this ...
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Guidance on android type app to connect to sql-server

Excuse my ignorance but we've got an application that we'd like to sample out on a mobile app The app is a C#/asp.net application connected to our sql server database. If we are going to write an ...
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Is it okay if we use an arbitrary string as UUID?

I found the tutorial of client (android) and server (pc) bluetooth tutorial from here. But my question is about the UUID. Is that okay if we define it randomly without the proper format? Because I ...
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What is selection and what is projection

I am working on Android with the query() method of the ContentResolver class and it accepts 6 parameters, (uri,projection,selection,selectionArgs,sortOrder,cancellationSignal) for selection and ...
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What are the implications of the cache when using notifyDataSetChanged?

I use Volley to return JSON from an API. I parse this JSON and add StoreItem objects to a List, then use an adapter to display in a listview. I use the cache functionality in Volley, and I'm ...
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What's the best way to store options with multiple/boolean choices in an Android app?

I'm working on an Android social app which connects to a Postgresql database for up-to-date user data and is going to use lookups for dropdown menus, and these lookups will either have multiple ...
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Analogy for Android fragments [closed]

I'm trying to understand the flow of Android apps. I come from a RoR background, so I try and use that background to understand new concepts in Android. Here's my question: How can I think about ...
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Broadcast receiver Or Services

I am creating an "Alarm Clock" app in Android. I learned that we can implement OnReciever() method and write those things which we want the alarm to do after an intent is fired. But I have now come ...
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Sortable listview using SQLite [closed]

I'm implementing a sortable listview using bauerca's library here. This works, but now I need to define some things where I need some help. This is the functionality of my app_ I can create up to 5 ...
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Android From Local DB (DAO) to Server sync (JSON) - Design issue

I sync data between my local DB and a Server. I'm looking for the cleanest way to modelise all of this. I have a com.something.db package That contains a Data Helper and couple of DAO classes that ...
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Why use Android Fragments?

I have read the documentation and some other questions' threads about this topic and I don't really feel convinced; I don't see clearly the limits of use of this technique. Fragments are now seen as ...
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Inserting data to database from Android

I have to build an application where the requirement is that my clients will send data from their Android device and I have to save that data to a database. I have done the part of coding that ...
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Android -> Ruby Server Interface -> Mongodb

I've been wrecking my brain about this for a few days. I'll run my scenario by you and hopefully you can help me. In my head this is how it goes: I have an Android App. I want my Android App to make ...
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Online error reporting without network access

I have developed an application for android requiring no permissions, but the biggest downside of this is that I don't have error reporting. So, I was playing around for the past week with any ...
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Android proprietary app including Apache-2.0 licensed code from Google

My Android app contains some Apache-2.0 licensed code from Google (in-app billing example) and links to com.android.vending.billing library in the form of a InAppBillingFile.aidl file (same license?). ...
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Android DB With Some Multi-Language Data

I have a SQLite Database in my Android app with a "Question" table, among others. That table contains "default" or "pre-loaded" data (in this case the questions asked by the app). Some of its columns ...
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Shouldn't Android's TextView.getText() return String instead of possibly mutable CharSequence?

I've just spent hours debugging some code because I forgot (actually never considered it) that TextView.getText() returns CharSequence that may be in fact a mutable class... Shouldn't it return ...
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versioning data schema in android internal storage

I am using Android's internal storage to hold data for my application and I am trying to find a good way to handle reading data of an older schema. For example, let's say I have serialized and written ...
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Dalvik + Java licensing question

This is a licensing question about the Dalvik and J2SE core libraries. In particular the license governing java.util.concurrent.SynchronousQueue. The license header of the class in the JDK source ...
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how to separate the logic of different views when using android viewFlipper?

I use a ViewFlipper in a dialog. I want to fetch the data from the EditText in both of them and also add click listeners to both of them. I can write the whole code in one big file, but i want to ...
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calling an abstract method in abstract class

Suppose i have an abstract base class Parent which defines an abstract Method A(some parameter) taking a parameter, also it defines an instance Method B which calls method A(parameter) inside its ...
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Publish an app on Google Play from Iran [duplicate]

I'm a high school student and I'm really into computers and programming, I mostly program in java and 3 months ago I started developing for Android. It was pretty easy and straight forward aside from ...
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What is the meaning of MODULE_LICENSE_BSD_LIKE in Android source code? [closed]

In Android source code, we see files like MODULE_LICENSE_APACHE2, MODULE_LICENSE_BSD_LIKE, MODULE_LICENSE_W3C. An outside observer would think that these specify the intended license that applies to ...
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is there a way to leave notificationManager and alarmManger alive even when the app is closed?

how would you recommend for me to design an android app where i want it to 1) send location update every 10 minutes 2) to show push notification I want both actions be available even when the app ...