Archive for August, 2012

Basic ActionBar – Part 4

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Previously in this series we’ve look at the ActionBar and how we can define simple actions and navigation. In this article we’ll look at what we can do when our requirements are a little more complicated.

Basic ActionBar – Part 3

Friday, August 24th, 2012

In the previous article we got tab-based navigation working. Tab-based navigation works well when you have two or three navigation options, but does not work as well when there are more. Dropdown-based navigation is better suited when we a slightly larger number number of navigation options, and in this article we’ll cover how to create dropdown-based navigation within our ActionBar.

Basic ActionBar – Part 2

Friday, August 17th, 2012

In the previous article we got a basic action implemented usign ActionBar. In this article we’ll have a look at allowing the user to navigate though our app using the ActionBar.

Basic ActionBar – Part 1

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The Android ActionBar was first introduced in Honeycomb and provides us with a rich framework for providing user actions and navigation to the user. In this article we’ll have a look at the basics of the ActionBar and get a simple implementation up and running very quickly.


Friday, August 3rd, 2012

When writing software, it is often the tasks that appear trivial which can prove to be rather problematic. In this article we’ll have a look at creating plural strings which, on the surface looks easy, but can cause some unforeseen problems when it comes to actually implementing it.