[This post is by Alexander Lucas, an Android Developer Advocate bent on saving the world 5 minutes. —Tim Bray] Intents are awesome. They are my favorite feature of Android development. They make all sorts of stuff easier. Want to scan a barcode? In the olden platforms, if you were lucky, this involved time and effort finding and comparing barcode-scanning libraries that handled as much as possible of camera interaction, image processing, an internal database of barcode formats, and UI cues to the user of what was going on.
Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML, has joined Google as "Developer Advocate," with a focus on Android. Tim announced and explained his new role at Google... Read Post
Yesterday, Android Developer Advocate Tim Bray revealed that new Android Market features are on their way and they're something Google thinks developers will like. In preparation for the launch, Google is scanning all legacy applica... Read Post
[This post is by Alexander Lucas, an Android Developer Advocate bent on saving the world 5 minutes. —Tim Bray] With the addition of custom variables to the Mobile Analytics SDK for Android, it strikes me as a good time to cover some... Read Post