Category Archives: Android

Google play app review times

  • UPDATE AUGUST 2019

The fast boy is no longer the quickest.

Google used to publish Apps almost instantly, no quality review whatsoever, as result, the Google Play Store was full of garbage. Crappy Apps, malicious Apps and overall useless Apps were rampant. Several scandals and privacy breaches after, Google said, no more… “We will review the Apps and ensure some quality across the board”, (turns out that, although criticized, Apple was right, all the time).

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An easy way to make MVC great again!

If you are a professional iOS or Android developer and you explicitly manifest your love for MVC as base architecture for your Apps, you are a leper and would be ostracized. 

Nowadays the MVC is frowned upon and not in the favor of altruistic developers.  

Viper, React, MVVM, those are good, MVC is bad and crappy… 

Truth or myth? 

Well, MVC is old indeed and certainty it got its flaws, most common of all, the feared “massive view controllers”. 

 But although the new aforementioned architectures bring to the table some solutions to MVC intrinsic issues, they do have some flaws as well, yeah “nobody is perfect”.

MVC is great, programmers are just too careless.

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Kotlin vs Java. what should i pick for my new android project?

Unlike iOS, where Swift is overtaking Objective-C rapidly and the momentum is clear. In the Android world, presently, the language option is not that clear.

Yes, Kotlin is there, new, coming forward, garden-fresh, 21-century ready but it isn’t ultimately taking off, not as expected.

Kotlin was first introduced by JetBrains in 2011, which is the creator of IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and many other top IDEs. It got its name from ‘Kotlin Island’ in St. Petersburg, Russia. Made to strike Java.

That said, the dominance of Java is still immense, the number of libraries, APIs, code generally speaking is humongous. Not to mention the readability of it, the many algorithms and things done or thought already in Java, yeah… Simple as it sounds, it’s hard to break a solid present for a “uncertain” bright future.

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Send an Email from App with Android Intent

Send an Email from App with Android Intent

Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND); 

// The intent does not have a URI, so declare the "text/plain" MIME type
emailIntent.setType("text/html");emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, new String[] {"david@google.com"}); // recipientsemail

Intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Email subject");
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Email message text...");
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, Uri.parse("content://path/to/email/attachment"));    

// You can also attach multiple items by passing an ArrayList of Uris
startActivity(emailIntent);Log.v("*** MainActivity ***","Intent method called");

Nearly five million jobs in European app sector by 2018 – EU report

The European Union’s (EU) app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years and by 2018 it could employ 4.8 million people and contribute €63bn to the EU economy, according to a report presented in Brussels today.

Today the app economy employs a million developers, and 800,000 people in marketing and support posts. This could rise to 2.7 million developers over 2.1 million support staff by 2018.

EU buyers and advertisers spent €6.1bn on apps in 2013, 30pc of total global app spending, growing to €18.7bn in 2018.

Consumer spending combined with advertising and contract work could lead to €63bn annual revenue for the app sector within five years.

“In the face of increasing youth unemployment, these figures give me new hope,” said Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission.

“The app sector is one area of the digital economy where Europe can really lead. But we have to address concerns about connectivity and fragmentation – yet another reason to complete the telecom single market.”