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Saving data in Android using Realm

Saving data in Android using Realm

Saving data in Android using Realm

How to save data for your mobile application? There’re three possible ways: Shared preferences/User defaults, files and databases. When choosing which one to use you should take into account the volume of data your app will work with, mobile data type and what exactly you’ll be doing with the data. Traditionally mobile software developers were using SQLite but there’s another type of the database out there called Realm and here we’d like to talk about its advantages and show how we use it in our projects.

DataBinding: how to develop Android apps faster

DataBinding: how to develop Android apps faster

DataBinding: how to develop Android apps faster

Every time you look at those numerous lines of code with findViewById and ternary operations with visibility you want Cthulhu to finally revel across the Earth so you don’t have to see it anymore, don’t you? But trust me, there’s a way. And we will show it to you under cut.

How much does it cost to develop an app like Uber

How much does it cost to develop an app like Uber

How much does it cost to develop an app like Uber

If you work in transportations, you surely have been marveling at Uber’s unbelievable success. Currently the service is available in 67 countries. Want to take the best of it and create an Uber like app for your own company but have no idea how much does it cost? In this article we shed some light on Uber like app development.

Top 5 mobile app design trends in 2015

Top 5 mobile app design trends in 2015

Top 5 Mobile App Design Trends in 2015

Mobile application design isn’t standing still, but is growing rapidly. Smartphones came into our lives long time ago and occupied a big chunk of it. A huge number of apps are appearing every day, offering us new opportunities on how to use smartphones. In order to surpass competitors, designers are coming up with new awesome designs. Later the most interesting and successful ones become trends. In this article, we’ll describe some modern mobile application design trends.

Android Material Design

Android Material Design

Android Material Design

Hi everybody! I think everyone has already watched Android L presentation and saw its revolutionary innovations for Android material design platform. Well, it won’t take long to get the release; and for now attentive users could notice the emergence of new design elements in some applications. My attention was drawn to «Play Press» update. It looks and feels really revolutionary; I got stuck for a few minutes, and even began to look through the press.

Google Analytics for Android. Behavior

Google Analytics for Android. Behavior

Google Analytics for Android. Behavior

Today I got an opportunity to organize analytics for one rather big commercial project. Even though I have enough experience in such events, I had to deal with some surprises. The first one was a new GA SDK v4, which, by the way, the SDK Manager didn't even offer to update, considering v3 to be the latest. But this is logical, because at the moment all the tools for GA are in Google Play Services SDK.

iOS 6 Google Maps integration

iOS 6 Google Maps integration

iOS 6 Google Maps integration

When developing an iOS application for automotive project http://megasos.com we faced the need for Google Maps integration in iOS. It turned to be not quite as trivial for starting from iOS 6.0 version Apple removed Google Maps from the default set of applications. Standard MapKit has also been completely redesigned and adapted to work with a new Apple mapping service.