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Supporting early versions of Android

What policy do developers have when it comes to supporting earlier versions of Android? I still support , but this means that I am unable to use features such as the action bar. Over 40% of my users ...
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Is it required to start a business to sell Android Apps (US)?

I know you can sell apps using your own personal tax information, but what if there are several people working on the app? Our plan is to just have one of us register for the Google Merchant account ...
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Use Android NDK for portability with iOS?

I am currently planning to implement a little painting app using OpenGL ES 1.1. I believe this question applies to any OpenGL ES project. I am starting development on Android and I would like to ...
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Why to use web services instead of direct access to a relational database for an android app?

I searched on the web how to access in an efficient manner to a central database at a remote location and I met suggestions to use web services instead direct access (i.e. JDBC etc ) to a database.I ...
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About anonymous objects

In Java particularly Android development, is there any difference between declaring an object like SomeObject object = new SomeObject(); someField.setObject(object); compared to an anonymous ...
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What are the differences between AppMobi and PhoneGap?

I am new to the cross platform application development. I came across the very similar cross platform frameworks AppMobi and PhoneGap. I want to know Is there any differences between apk/ipa ...
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Design application to send messages by marking circle on the map where you want to send message? [closed]

Design application to send messages by marking circle on the map where you want to send message ? This is a question that was asked of me by an interviewer. Given a map of the world, Select ...
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Can each mobile app have its own client account for payments? (Windows Phone, Android and iPhone)

My company has many clients wanting mobile applications and having the payments come into our account and then sorting the payments would be a real pain. So can a company have a main account to ...
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How to start a high school Java/Android development club for 13-17 year olds

My wife is a high school maths teacher, and is considering starting a programming club for 13-17 years olds who show an interest. Their interest seems to be around Apps and Android which I have little ...
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Best strategy for supporting multiple server communication from iPhone/android app?

I'm making an app that will be used in multiple hospitals in the US. As per HIPAA compliance requirement, every hospital will have its own server that complies with these requirements of ensuring ...
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How to translate formulas into form of natural language?

I am recently working on a project aiming at evaluating whether an android app crashes or not. The evaluation process is 1.Collect the logs(which record the execution process of an app). ...
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Filtering lists in an Android App offline or online?

I have an android app that fetches a list of about 100 Items. Trying to get the server load down, I've built a filtering feature that does everything offline, so basically instead of calling the ...
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Should Android development be done on Windows or OSX? Is there any difference? [on hold]

I have the option to install the Android SDK on Windows or OSX. Which platform provides a better (easier) development experience? To keep this constructive, I'm looking for any difference that ...
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What are some feasible ideas for building a smart-device/console development portfolio? [closed]

I would like to start getting more contracts in the mobile, smart-device, and console development space and, having little prior work experience in the field, I need to build a portfolio of example ...
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Coincidence or rule?

I was reading about Assemblies (modules, which Microsoft CLR works with). The Assembly contains so called Manifest, which by definition describes a set of files in the Assembly. I know that Android ...
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How to store data in Gujarati language in SQLite?

I am developing an Android application for Gujarat's farmers. So this app should be in Gujarati also. Is there any way so that I can store my data in Gujarati in SQLite?
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Does mobile based (Android) development, benefit from Object Oriented Programming?

My development on Android is based on scientific programs and while I'm building these most of the code is in one or two long classes. When I come to deploy these programs I try to decouple everything ...
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Database lock on gSoap server during storing data in table [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run thread if multiple data is insert in the multiple table I am getting the values from the android app & storing onto the server using sqlite. first time ...
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Allow app analytics opt-out?

Given that mobile app analytics reporting can cost a customer data traffic that, unlike a web app, use of the mobile app may otherwise not require, should a mobile app provide a user accessible ...
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Does it make sense to use ORM in Android development?

Does it make sense to use an ORM in Android development or is the framework optimized for a tighter coupling between the UI and the DB layer? Background: I've just started with Android development, ...
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SQLite resources or any other storage concept for mobile applications?

I would like to know what storage concepts are used for mobile or handheld devices, where an app is operated on?. AFAIK one of them is SQlite. Can anyone shed a light on this concept? perhaps links ...
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Use my own GPL licensed code in a commercial product

I am developing a software project in Java/Swing licensed under GPL v3. Later, I want to create a Android application which uses the algorithms of the Java/Swing application. This Android app will be ...
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Get income on a free app, offline? [closed]

I have an Android app which I added adMob ads to. They only work though when the user is online. Now the problem is, the app is specially made for offline use, so pretty much nobody will ever get to ...
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how to create java zip archives with a max file size limit

I need to write an algorithm in java (for an android app) to read a folder containing more folders and each of those containing images and audio files so the structure is this: ...
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Recognizing text fields according to their label value

I have an application who has text fields (not select, not checkbox or other types) where an user can enter some value, like this: ISBN and E-Mail are the label of each input. Now I have to ...
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Proper way to implement Android XML onClick attribute in Activity

I have used the android:onClick attribute extensively in my XML layouts for my Android application. Example: <Button android:id="@+id/exampleButton" android:onClick="onButtonClick" /> ...
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Is it safe to trust emulators when developing multi platform/resolution mobile apps?

I'm currently developing some mobile applications using PhoneGap for Android, testing only in 3 different kinds of smartphones, and using emulators to test on the others target phone resolutions. ...
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Is it possible to develop apps with Kendo UI to submit to iOS App Store?

The number of platforms I have to develops apps for is increasing and It brings me lots of stress to learn new technologies for each target platform. I found out that Telerik's Kendo UI is very good ...
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Is beginner knowledge of Java enough to develop for Android? [closed]

I just finished the book "Tech Yourself Java in 24 Hours, 6th Edition" I have an understanding of the language (by understanding I mean, the basics and everything covered in the book) and I have been ...
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Test a simple multi-player (upto four players) Android game in single developer machine

I'm working on a multi-player Android game (very simple it is that it doesn't have any game-engine used). The game is based on Java Socket. Four devices will connect the game server and a new thread ...
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Develop for Desktop and mobile use?

I am in the very beginning of developing an app / desktop program. I want it to be cross-platform and possibly also as a tablet version (preferably Android Icecream sandwich). Note that I need to run ...
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Can you program Android Apps in a functional language?

Can you program Android Apps in a functional language? I meant is it possible to program for Android in a language that was designed from the ground up to be functional? I'm aware that you can use ...
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Is it customary to write Java domain objects / data transfer objects with public member variables on mobile platforms?

We performed a code review recently of mobile application Java code that was developed by an outside contractor and noticed that all of the domain objects / data transfer objects are written in this ...
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Challenges in multi-player Android Game Server with RESTful Nature

I'm working on an Android Game based on Contract Bridge, as a part of my college Summer Internship project. The game will be multi-player such that 4 Android devices can play it, so there's no BOT or ...
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HTTP PHP Authentication and Android

I am working on a website for which I hope to have an application for as well. Because of this, I am creating PHP API's which will go into my Database and serve specific data based on the ...
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T9 patented while QWERTY is not? [closed]

I've seen that there are lots of custom keyboards for Android, but all are QWERTY keyboards. I couldn't find any keyboard with T9 layout. Is this because T9 is patented and the QWERTY layout is not? ...
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Do Android developers have to pay sales taxes? [closed]

According to blog post by RetroDreamer Android developers have to pay sales taxes for their App sales in countries with have sales taxes while Apple developers don't as Apple pays the taxes directly. ...
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using dbus on Android

I would like to know if it is possible to use DBUS on Android using Java. From what I have been searching till now it appears like there is no DBUS programming support on Android. But then bluetooth ...
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How to solve installation errors reported by users, on Android?

I've some application on the Google Play, free to download, but I have some people reporting things like: "There has been problem installing on my htc x." How do I help these people? I could ...
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A sample build.sbt to allow me easily specify source dirs and libraries?

I recently started learning Android development and I decided to follow the following development processes: Preinstall Scala in emulator Edit source files in IntelliJ IDEA 11 Compile the project ...
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Do privacy concerns prevent us from accessing location-based user data?

Every time my team begins to explore the scenarios that are possible with mobile device location data, location data that is part of user data, or even location data that may be retrieved or inferred ...
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Developing android on android

Is there currently a way of developing android apps on an android phone? In other words, write, compile, install and run regular android java on the phone without using a pc? If not, what would make ...
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Client/Server App – Best online data storage/administration/communication library?

I work on some iphone/android apps and the “data stored on a centralized server” pattern seem fairly common. So far, I have done one app like this, doing everything myself at a low level without ...
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Can writing mobile apps be a full time job? [closed]

As an aspiring android developer, reading this today gave me a distinct feeling of a rug being pulled under my feet. While the research discussed, is about the Apple apps store, I believe it safe ...
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Should I contract someone to help me with an existing project?

I have a paid Android app that I made by myself this past summer and I've been working on it throughout the year. The app is geared toward a professional niche market (but there are people all around ...
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How to keep Free/Paid version of the app separate in subversion

I have a paid application on the android marketplace, however, I want to release a free ad-supported version. The easiest way I thought to do this was to set up a branch on my subversion repository ...
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What Technology can Render Medium Scale 3d Environments in a Web-Browser [closed]

I intend to make a web application that displays 3d environments that can be navigated by dragging(with a finger or mouse depending on the platform). The web app will render 3d environments of ...
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Android Development: MVC vs MVVM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is Model-View-Presenter (MVP) scheme useful for Android? I've started coding for Android and I'm having difficulty trying to properly partition my code. I always end up ...
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Storing data for use on Android and Windows Applications

I posted this last night on StackOverflow and was advised to move it over to StackExchange, thank you for taking a moment to look at my question. I'm developing a project proposal for my final year ...
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What difference with Android when iOS is not open?

My question may seem silly, but, I've read in many Android books that the better part of Android is Android is open, and iOS is closed. But, from a programmer viewpoint, who cares about this point? ...