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Toyota recently announced it would allow competitors to use their new fuel cell technology – patent free. This follows a similar move by electric car manufacturer Tesla, when CEO Elon Musk announced last June that

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b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

Write JNI wrappers for Android

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Following are the steps that you need to follow in order to make things working – 1. Setting up the NDK on my machine 2. Learn how to write JNI wrappers 3. Learn C++ briefly so

Udacity Android Tutorial

Thoughts | Tutorial By 6 months ago

Couple of months ago I published a blog about my experience of moving from Java to Android. This is a follow up blog of the first part. Finally I finished the Udacilty Android tutorial series.

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Thoughts By 9 months ago

It’s a been a month since I dived into Android development. The journey so far has been very exciting and entertaining. I have worked in Java for 3 years so I did not struggle with

Google Dialer Update

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With the Android 4.4.3 update in June came a new dialer with some intuitive features and a classy, smooth new interface. My favourite feature is the instant number recognition that they have built into it.

Getting a server response status 200 from Android Volley library

Thoughts | Tutorial By 12 months ago

I use Android Volley library whenever there is a requirement for web requests in my projects. It is flawless when it comes to make JSON or normal String request to the web server but whenever

StreetView in Android

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As part of the 4.4 Play Store Services release Google has extended the Maps API to include Native StreetView. I’m super excited about this, in fact I would go so far as to say that if

Smart summarizing of location and activity information

Thoughts By 12 months ago

Mobile devices contain sensors that provide location related data. Location awareness utilises GPS, Wi-Fi, internet, and cell triangulation to locate the position of the mobile device. Location Based Applications (LBAs) use the data provided by

MotoG review

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MotoG is the latest budget phone to hit the markets, and boy has it hit hard! Between people raving about how it is the best bang for your buck, and my partner picking up one,

Terminology for users

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Recently I’ve seen a lot of apps that seem to use technical jargon in their apps and their update release notes. This got me thinking about how most end users actually interpret this. I asked

Using local Android library packages (aar)

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There were two things that had me excited with the release of the preview version of Android Studio. The first was the move away from Eclipse to IntelliJ, and the second was Android library packages