Dirty Phrasebook – Part 5

On 1st April 2015 I published a joke app to Google Play named Dirty Phrasebook which is based upon Monty Python’s Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook sketch. I this series of articles we’ll take a look in to the code (which will be open-sourced along with the final article). In this article we’ll continue looking at the…

Navigation Drawer – Part 1

As I am writing this it is Google I/O week 2013. Amongst the new releases this week is a new version of the v4 support library (release 13) which contains support for the Navigation Drawer pattern. This pattern steadily grown in popularity, but until this point there has been no official support and guidelines from…

Adapters – Part 6

Previously in this series we’ve looked at different kinds of Adapters, and in two separate separate series on Styling Android (ViewPager and ViewPager Redux) we’ve looked at ViewPagers. In this article we’re going to look at the common factor of both of these: PagerAdapters.

Adapters – Part 5

Previously in this series we’ve looked at how to use Adapters in various ways, and how to keep the scrolling of our ListViews smooth. In this article, we’ll turn our attention to how to bind a ListView to data which is stored in a SQLite database.

Adapters – Part 4

In the previous article we looked at getting our ListView scrolling smooth by optimising the operations that we are performing in the getView() method of our Adapter. In this article we’ll look at adding images to each ListView item and consider the performance implications of doing that.

Adapters – Part 3

In the previous article we got an ArrayAdapter and a slightly more complex SimpleAdapter working, but suggested that we could also achieve the same result as the SimpleAdapter using an ArrayAdapter. In this article we’ll look at how to do this, but also explore some performance issues which we need to be aware of when…

Adapters – Part 1

In the past on Styling Android we have covered a variety of topics which make use of Adapters. In the series’ on ListView, ViewPager and ActionBar (to name but a few) we’ve used Adapters but kept the Adapter implementation really simple so that we may focus on the subject in question. However, on a few…