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Capturing mobile device system (output) audio

I'm trying to figure out a way to capture the system audio of an Android and/or Windows Phone. The idea is to provide a stream based on the music I'm currently playing on my phone. What I'm not sure ...
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Time to Train people with no coding experience [on hold]

I am graduating from college in May. I plan on returning back home to Tanzania. I plan on hiring four people(Quick Efficient learners) and train them to work with me on an application in Java ...
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Is it possible to use the Android layout system in a desktop java application?

I am lazy, thus, if possible, I would like to only have to design and program a UI once. If I want to create an App for Android and as a basic Java desktop application, is there a way to reuse the UI ...
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How can I pass String value from EditText In Android Activity to Python Script and also retrieve the result from a function in the python script? [migrated]

How can I pass String value from EditText In Android Activity to Python Script and also make the activity able to retrieve the String result from a function in the python script such as displaying ...
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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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Does C# meet my all of my needs? [on hold]

TL;DR: Are there any serious issues with using C# over Java for mobile dev and would I be more likely to find jobs in game development with C++ or C#? -- At the moment I'm familiar with HTML, CSS, ...
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Ideal way of updating app's views when data changes [on hold]

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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How do I access, and encrypt, the RTP stream created by SIP on Android? [migrated]

I am using SIP and an Asterix SIP server to create a p2p RTP connection between two devices. The RTP connection is created automatically when I create a call as described in Android developer guide: ...
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Android IRC Connection [on hold]

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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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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do i need to host the web app of an android mobile app web service so that i can post the client data to the url of the web app? [closed]

I just developed an android mobile app that can access the oracle database using web service which is tested on the emulator and working fine,however to deploy it finally on a real device with WAN ...
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Mobile development project architecture model/pattern

I would like to hear some improvement suggestions for mobile development (Android/iOS) project architectures. I would like to go for a "safe" design, modular and that can be easily maintained in time. ...
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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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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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Physics/Game Engine in C++ for mobile app [on hold]

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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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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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 ...
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Make an android app “Re-configurable” [on hold]

Story: I am the sole developer of an android app, which is the flagship product at my workplace. The app renders business workflow forms written in XML. These forms have simple structure and provide ...
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Linking Javadoc Page from Github [migrated]

I have been working on Github project Android-Commons. It is a collection of common Android Utilities. I have made documentation for Project code(See here). What I am facing issue is with I am not ...
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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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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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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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Should I use mMember and sStatic naming convention in Android?

Android source code and many Android open-source apps and libs use m prefix for member fields and s prefix for static member fields: private static boolean sStarted; private long mTimestamp; I ...
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Syncing chat on android device with web application

I am trying to make a chat application in android. Just a one on one chat. However I also want the chat to be synced with the web app that runs on the browser. I am confused about how to go about it. ...
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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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android: Replacing service with mockup in certain build config

So I'm using Android Studio, and I have an interface, Potato, and PotatoImpl that talks to a remote server. For development I want to use PotatoMockup, but i don't want the choice between the real ...
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What could possibly be a Mysql database structure for an web app say like Flurry?

Simply say, I'm working on a web App say like Flurry (http://www.flurry.com/), that would communicate with a Smartphone App trough API. Right now I'm designing the database structure, and I guess ...
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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 isn't any DBUS programming support on Android. However, ...
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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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Useful design patterns for working with FragmentManager on Android

When working with fragments, I have been using a class composed of static methods that define actions on fragments. For any given project, I might have a class called FragmentActions, which contains ...
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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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JUnit3 and JUnit4 in the same project (but different module)? [closed]

I have an Android project with a Gradle build. We've decided to commit to writing a vanilla Java implementation of our business logic (since we took care to keep that divorced form the 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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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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What have my fellow Delphi programmers done to make Eclipse/Java more like Delphi?

I am a veteran Delphi programmer working on my first real Android app. I am using Eclipse and Java as my development environment. The thing I miss the most of course is Delphi's VCL components and ...
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Android Application(Client) and Server(C#.Net) Communication

I am confused which approach to choose - Poll (which waste battery), GCM or any other approach which suits best? Scenario is: my client is Android and server is C#.Net. Server sends Invitation to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Iphone/Android app – chatroom development – what framework & hosting needs? [closed]

I have some experience regarding IPhone and Android development but I am now struggling to solve a new class of problem: apps that involve a client/server chatroom feature. That is, an app when people ...
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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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Unit test storage on Android apps

I've been experimenting recently with Android applications. I've developed the convention (which I've seen used elsewhere) of placing my unit tests in a parallel source folder within an Eclipse ...