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Share Files Dynamically with Open Source Library

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There is an almost infinite wealth of app development knowledge housed within Google’s Developer Pages. However, not every solution presented by Google is the most optimal, and there is still plenty of room for some improvement. A good example is the ShareActionProvider class that is responsible for the share option within apps. You’ve undoubtedly encountered this in apps like Gallery, for example.

XDA Recognized Contributor nikwen noticed that data sharing isn’t done dynamically, so it . . . READ ON »

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AndroPy Python Library Allows Your Linux PC to Easily Communicate with Your Phone

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When you get a new Android device, you are undoubtedly extremely excited. More than likely, one of your buddies told you about these so-called “ROMs,” root access, and so on. But you need to start somewhere, and this is how your journey on XDA begins.

For most of you, using ADB is simple like making tea. However, some of less experienced folks may struggle with installing a fully working ADB and fastboot, especially on Linux. . . . READ ON »

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Improve Your App’s Aesthetics with Header2ActionBar Library

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XDA is the place where many amazing projects start. We have seen the first Android builds for the HTC HD2, first root on many devices, and many other epic projects. That’s why we are calling XDA a place for developers, by developers. A few days ago we talked about about JDroidLib, which was meant to improve the communication between PC and phone. Now it’s time to highlight another amazing piece of work.

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A New Android Communications Library: JDroidLib Java

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Over a year ago, we talked about AndroidLib, the .NET assembly library written in C# that easily handles communication between a connected Android device and your program. It’s a great and innovative project, but it is unfortunately limited to Windows systems, as .NET works only with C#, F#, Visual C++, Visual Basic, Visual C++, and Visual C++, rather than the cross-platform Java.

Inspired by the AndroidLib idea, XDA Senior Member Beatsleigher started a project . . . READ ON »

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ReglOLib Helps Your Java App Communicate with the Windows Registry

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If you’re creating certain types of apps in Java that are geared towards Windows users, you may run into some difficulty accessing and making changes to the Windows registry from within your app. Unlike .Net, which has provisions specifically to allow this, Java doesn’t inherently support this type of operation. This is initially what XDA Senior Member Beatsleigher discovered when porting one of his existing applications to Java, but thankfully it didn’t stop him.

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Remote Metadata Provider Library for Easily Music Controls

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Recently, we featured a guide by XDA Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen aimed at bringing lockscreen-like music controls to your app. However, the method was overly complicated for many users. So in order to make the process easier, Dr.Alexander_Breen has created the open source library Remote Metadata Provider. And since it’s licensed with Apache 2.0, you can use in your projects (commercial or not).

Remote Metadata Provider allows you to create your own remote media controls, which . . . READ ON »

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Create Holo-Themed Demo Overlays with ShowcaseView

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One week ago, we featured a guide by XDA Senior Member marty331 posted in our App Development forums aimed at helping application developers create in-app usage tutorials using transparent demo overlays atop application activities. However, not everybody is a designer able to create aesthetically appealing overlays. Luckily, XDA Senior Member nikwen discovered the open source ShowcaseView library by Alex Curran, which makes it easy to generate Holo-themed demo overlays with ease.

In addition to describing the . . . READ ON »

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Open Source Android SMS and MMS Library

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In our continuing coverage of the App Development forums here at XDA, we’ve featured various open source libraries that  enable you to quickly add in functionality into your app-in-progress without having to reinvent the wheel. These libraries have streamlined app development in topics ranging from UI design and data visualization  to application updates and everything in between.

Now, thanks to XDA Senior Member klinkdawg, there is an open source library for SMS and MMS messaging. After . . . READ ON »

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Optimize Your Mono Coding with Some Command Shortcuts

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Are you a developer using Mono for Android to develop pseudo-cross platform code using C# or .Net? If so, you may wish to save a few keystrokes for commonly executed commands.

XDA Senior Member ScatteredHell has created a DLL that works with Mono for Android to execute various commands. Originally, it supported obtaining system uptime, as well as some commonly used root-level commands such as mounting and unmounting the system as Read/Write and Read-Only, Rebooting, . . . READ ON »

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