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What layer would an Audio Player Service fall under in a an MVP system?

I'm trying to completely overhaul an app I wrote a while back that plays audio, and I'm learning how the MVP pattern of organization works, but I'm not sure how/where an audio playback service would ...
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Usage of github libraries

So far there had been a lot of external libraries provided for us to reduce our efforts on coding and utilising the time to provide quality apps to the play store. Now, I am keen to understand ...
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Do I need a web-service for this case? Data-synchronization over multiple clients

I'm new in this area and a little bit confused about my current thoughts on a web-service implementation for my application. I want to synchronize all connected clients with the current data on a ...
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Uploading text data to server from SQLite is faster or text files?

My application receives a lot of data every milliseconds(name,id,value,.. of a signal from a simulator device). and I should upload this data to MySQL server. First I need to save them in a database ...
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What to test for in a simple form where the value of one input field dictates other fields?

Note:- I have added android and iOS tags to this question but it is not necessarily restricted to those platforms. Consider a simple registration form where the the value of one field dictates what ...
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Android runtime - does ART miss optimization opportunities over Dalvik?

Is ART a strict improvement over Dalvik, or there are optimizations that an ahead-of-time compiler will miss compared to JIT, but Google decide they don't matter in practice? For example, with JIT, ...
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Android. HTTP Communcation, and GCM

I have an app that sends/receive data via HTTP POST, and communicates with PHP/SQL on the backend. I however wanted to integrate GCM to I can tell the app to "check for an update" to query the server....
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Android: How to set a stop flag in native C thread from Java

In my NDK Android app, Java part runs native C code to perform intensive calculations. It does so by creating an AsyncTask worker object that runs the native code in a separate thread via the JNI. The ...
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Ideal way of updating app's views when data changes [closed]

Okay this is not platform specific question. But any answer related to iOS,Android or Windows Phone will help. So I am building a chat application (yes another one) but I am really confused about how ...
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Android IRC Connection [closed]

I'm developing an app, and am a newbie in terms of development on android. I want to write a script that will automatically connect to an IRC Server, Channel, Port and then when you say something in ...
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Hybrid Apps and Storage - how does it work with Native apps and which to use?

I'm using Ionic at the moment. I believe, like many others, that hybrid apps will become more more common/important than they are now simply because the frameworks are getting better and better. ...
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Restructure Service - Http - Notification communication

I am trying to restructure a project to make components reusable and clearer. Consider the following scenario: A WakefulBroadcastReceiver (in my case called SimpleWakefulReceiver) will start my ...
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Building a news app for both phones and tablets

I am building a news app. In phone mode it should have a navigation drawer which slides out when you tap on a hamburger button or slide your finger. That navigation drawer has a fragment with static ...
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Physics/Game Engine in C++ for mobile app [closed]

First post so be gentle. I am a junior seeking a Comp Sci major and was looking into making a mobile game. I wanted to use this for my thesis project next year, and possibly a way to pay back college ...
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Best practices for MVP pattern on Android

my team has had great success introducing MVP and the associated unit tests that go with the presenter. We are wondering how granular we should make the interaction between the View and the Presenter....
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Why is Android Runtime's AOT compilation more performant than Dalvik's JIT? [closed]

With Android 5.0, Google has introduced the Android Runtime, or ART. ART "brings improvements in performance, garbage collection, applications debugging and profiling." However, it also replaces ...
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Best Way To Store Images For Mobile Synchronization

The scenario is, I have a Web Dashboard (Developed using PHP + MySQL) and have Android and iOS Apps synchronizing data from the Web Dashboard (only one way i.e. Dashboard to Mobile Apps) Now the ...
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Multiple 1024x1024 texture pages or one 2048x2048 texture page?

I have a lot of textures around the size of 512x512, and the LibGDX texture packer can't find a way to put more than one of those on one page for some reason. So, I end up with fifteen or sixteen ...
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Should I rename package after Android app name change?

I have an Android app. I have changed the app's name from appname1 to appname2. I would like to know if I should also change my package name from com.myname.appname1 to com.myname.appname2 to reflect ...
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URI naming scheme for assets shared between Android app users

A feature of my Android application is to allow users to choose graphical assets from a gallery view. Each asset is physically defined by an individual JSON file on the file system. The application ...
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Using a code library for Android with Apache 2.0 license

If: I want to create an app (e.g. for a business who wants all its employees to download the app from Google Play freely) I do not have an "about" button in the app. The app is closed source. How ...
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Individual methods or parameters for Google Analytics abstraction on Android

A coworker and I are having a discussion around the best way to build our abstraction on top of Google Analytics for an Android application. A couple of data points. We have auto-tracking enabled ...
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Should I be extracting strings from source in core java the way android does?

I just started doing android development stuff after getting pretty comfortable with Java. Android apps tend to do this weird thing where they have all strings for their program held in an XML file ...
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Should I spend time preventing piracy of my app? [duplicate]

The title says it all, the more I do research about piracy and the tools used to crack an app the more I think it is just wasted time. My biggest threat is that my app is being cracked and uploaded ...
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String[] args vs (String . . . args)

When programming for android, whenever I use an AsyncTask the doInBackground method looks like this. protected String doInBackground(String... args) But when using the arguments anywhere in that ...
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More than 20 Records Inserted in a Span of 1 Sec

Well, this is not specific to any programming languages. I came across this situation in Android, iOS, PHP and .NET. The problem is many times I come across a situation while building IoT apps, where ...
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Running an HTML/JS/CSS only app on Android without external Phonegap/Cordova etc

Is it possible to run a small and simple game on android using only CSS/JS/HTML? E.g I have built a small game using the all too known 3 folder stucture and I was wondering if there is any easy way ...
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Use Android App Icons for Sharing

I got a question about licensing of android app icons. At the moment I am developing an app and I implemented a share function. The user can select a prefered app to share a text message in a popup ...
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Why doesn't Android use shared libraries?

In Android if you use a library in your app (such as the Support Library) the code for the library is duplicated on the device for each app that uses it. Why can't android use the linux "shared ...
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How to test android apps that depend on telecom provider connection?

I am planning to write an app that needs phone number and contact list. Is there any way that I can test my app without buying a telecom provider connection for my android phone. Without a sim the ...
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Same android app connecting to multiple database -concept

I am looking for best method to create application which are connected to different databases based on client So basically it is a multi tenancy model for an android app (enterprise use) Deploy the ...
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Syncing structured data and files in Android App with an ORM?

I am developing an Android App which I have developed for iOS before. The app requires that structured data and files are synced across android devices. In iOS, I was using Core Data and synced to ...
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Could we drop support for Android native browser on our web site? [closed]

I work with an interactive web portal that has a few single-page apps and complex html structure. The aim is to support all browsers that our customers use. We have implemented responsive web design ...
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Data Sync between Android apps in LAN

I am looking at developing an app which has quite an extensive database. This app will be installed on multiple devices in a LAN and all users can update the data and other users will see the data as ...
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Is it bad to feel guilty using lots of libraries? [duplicate]

So I'm an android programmer,have been programming for about 3 years,but it wasn't until 5 months ago that I started really taking it seriously. Recently I got my first internship,and I'm happy with ...
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offline application development for mobile devices

I am looking to develop an application whereby field staff can complete forms in an offline capacity (when onsite I`m assuming no internet connection) on an Apple or Android device and post the ...
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How can one presenter be used for multiple views in MVP

I am using MVP for creating an android application, which takes data from server and sets to activity. I am forced to create one presenter for each view. Each view is unique because each view has ...
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Does having many duplicated methods and deep inheritance hierarchies in GUI APIs (Java Swing, Android SDK) violate the SOLID design principles?

For those unfamiliar with the SOLID principles you can start reading here: Wikipedia article. However, most of my understanding comes from: http://www.objectmentor.com/resources/publishedArticles.html ...
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Managing multiple versions of the same Android Library Project

I have an Android Library Project which I intensively used in a few projects. I started a new project in which I am also using this library. I want to improve some things in library (method signatures\...
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How to ensure multiple clients don't poll the server at the same time?

I am making an android app which will talk to a web service to get data. The web service has a rate limit of 100 calls per minute. Is there a way, recommended method to ensure that the app across ...
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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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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 high-...
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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 thought I would ask for advice. My team is faced with developing a prototype of a fairly complex medical software. ...
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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. ...