Category Archives: Android

Allow App Installations from Unknown Sources – Samsung Android 9

Caution Your device and personal data are more vulnerable to threats such as Ransomware from apps downloaded from unknown sources.

Installing APK files on Android devices has been pretty easy since the beginning and users simply had to unlock the developer options and turn on the Unknown Sources option.

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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.”