Beautifying the Flutter Video Player

A Stacked Implementation In my last article I wrote about using the video_player package to show video thumbnails and play videos from a URL. The implementation was quite straightforward and involved wrapping the VideoPlayer widget with a GestureDetector. This also meant manually checking whether or not the video was playing when it was tapped soContinue reading “Beautifying the Flutter Video Player”

Flutter Efficiently

Flutter Newbies Start Here If you’re new to Flutter development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to learn the Flutter language: Beginning Flutter: A Hands On Guide to App Development And this one to get started with mobile app development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing AndroidContinue reading “Flutter Efficiently”

Handling Nested Objects in Firestore with Flutter

Flutter Newbies Start Here If you’re new to Flutter development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to learn the Flutter language: Beginning Flutter: A Hands On Guide to App Development And this one to get started with mobile app development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing AndroidContinue reading “Handling Nested Objects in Firestore with Flutter”

Flutter: Launcher Icons, Labels, and Splash Screens

Flutter Newbies Start Here If you’re new to Flutter development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to learn the Flutter language: Beginning Flutter: A Hands On Guide to App Development And this one to get started with mobile app development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing AndroidContinue reading “Flutter: Launcher Icons, Labels, and Splash Screens”

Adding a Clear Icon to the TextField Widget in Flutter

Flutter Newbies Start Here If you’re new to Flutter development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to learn the Flutter language: Beginning Flutter: A Hands On Guide to App Development And this one to get started with mobile app development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing AndroidContinue reading “Adding a Clear Icon to the TextField Widget in Flutter”

A Custom Tabs Side Story

Mobile Dev Newbies Start Here If you’re new to mobile app development, I’d recommend starting with something a little less involved. I used this book to get started with Android development: Android Studio 3.4 Development Essentials – Kotlin Edition: Developing Android Apps Using Android Studio 3.4, Kotlin and Jetpack The Legend of the Bottom ToolbarContinue reading “A Custom Tabs Side Story”

Retrieving the URL from Custom Tabs in Android

Check out the full series on Custom Tabs: Using Custom Chrome Tabs in your Android App Retrieving the URL from Custom Tabs in Android A Custom Tabs Side Story: The Legend of the Bottom Toolbar In my previous article I provided an overview of Custom Tabs, or Chrome Custom Tabs, in Android. In short, thisContinue reading “Retrieving the URL from Custom Tabs in Android”

Using Custom Chrome Tabs in your Android App

Web Content in Android For the longest time, Android app developers had only two options when it came to accessing web content in their mobile applications. Use a third party app or implement a native Webview. Both of these solutions were imperfect and they forced developers to make sacrifices in the areas of performance or navigationalContinue reading “Using Custom Chrome Tabs in your Android App”

The Guide to Color Gradients in Android Studio

Adjusting the background color of your activities and fragments is one of the easiest ways to add flair to your mobile apps. A strong color palette can make a bad app okay and a good app great if applied with artistic tenderness. In this article, I’m going to explore one component of the tender artist’sContinue reading “The Guide to Color Gradients in Android Studio”

Saving Sensor Data to Internal Storage in Android

If you read my previous article on accessing sensor data in your Android app, your also probably curious about how you can analyze that data outside of the app. Perhaps you want to look for patterns in the data or track historical changes in a third party app. Whatever your reason is, its clear thatContinue reading “Saving Sensor Data to Internal Storage in Android”