MoreApps - Android Library Project: Open Sourced

By : Shabda Raaj

If you have a portfolio of apps, you probably want to cross promote them.

We are open sourcing an Android Library Project to make this possible. Get the code. This provides an Activity which you can show with a Grid of your apps.

How to use it

Add this MoreAppsLibrary project(library) as a dependency in the Android Application project you are implementing.
Add the following code in your AndroidManifest.xml:

<activity android:name="com.agiliq.android.moreappslib.MoreAppsActivity"
          android:label="More Apps">
</activity>

Perform an Intent to start the MoreAppsActivity; make sure to putExtra("package", getPackageName());, this ensures that ...

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Topics : android open-source

Tutorial: Building a Chrome app

By : bhaskar

This is a hands on tutorial about How to build chrome apps, with examples of two Chrome apps we published recently. Lets get started.

Chrome apps are of two types:

  • Extensions : They extend the functionality of Google chrome and the websites. They have little or no UI. Ex:Password Generator . Source code : Github
  • Apps: These are separate apps and appear just like any other website. Ex: To Do List. Source Code : Github

Depending on our requirement, we need to decide what kind of app we need to build.

Extension: Password Generator

Installation :

Visit the link Password Generator using google-chrome browser ...

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Password Generator App: Open Sourced

By : Shabda Raaj

Announcement:

We are open sourcing a few tools we developed recently. Here is the second one.

Password Generator Chrome Extension

Install it from chrome webstore
Here are the docs

Summary

A completely client side password generator.

What is it

Its a chrome app to generate unique passwords for each site. Depending upon the domain and a master password a unique password is generated. It doesn't need any server and everything happens on the client side.

Why?

I want to use a unique password for each website. However, I don't want to use lastpass/1password as I find their ...

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Android Fragments 101

By : ikram - Programmer, Web Hacker, App Developer, Techie & Geek.

Prerequisite: You are already aware of the basics of building a HelloWorld in Android and know how to use the APIs provided in the support library.

The code example is available on github.


Ever wanted a code snippet from an Activity to be available to other activities? Perhaps a Button or a ListView, maybe a Layout or any View/ViewGroup for that matter? Fragments let us do just that.

Necessity is the mother of invention.
Before understanding what Fragments are and how they work, we must first realize their existence in the first place.

The Problem

Suppose we have an ...

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