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Andrei Catinean
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I just published a new article about Android apps performance. +Joaquim Verges was kind enough to let me use his application Falcon Pro has an example once again.
Two years ago, I published an articled titled Android Performance Case Study to help Android developers understand what tools and technique can be used to identify, track down, and fix performance ...
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I've just published a new article, The mysterious case of the Bundle and the Map. My friend +Eugenio Marletti helped write this one, and also got me started in the investigation.

What investigation, you say? Well, he came up with a weird issue he was facing, and I dug into AOSP to find out what was happening and why, trying ot find a workaround. That article is the diary of our quest!

#gde   #android   #article
Because putting Maps in a Bundle is harder than it looks.
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If you're in Liverpool, you shouldn't miss this!
 
For those Liverpool way,  +Paul Blundell and Londroid will present the first Appsolutely Liverpool event.
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After experimenting a little bit with Android Wear watch face API, I've published a tutorial of how to create a simple digital watch face for your Android smart watch. 
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After experimenting a little bit with Android Wear watch face API, I've published a tutorial of how to create a simple digital watch face for your Android smart watch. 
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Don't miss this month's +Londroid !
 
Looking forward to the design focused +Londroid meetup on Thursday with Nick Bearman (a motion designer at Google) speaking about: 

Motion design : It's not just the icing on the cake

See you there?
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#PSA  for #AndroidDev and their PO colleagues: *App discoverability on #AndroidTV *

After your pockets and handbags already have been conquered by Android  #AndroidTV  is Google's next attempt to conquer the living room, too. The platform offers a good #AndroidDev  experience through keeping API usage and distribution consistent with "normal" apps but adjust input methods and user interface to the living room case.

So that's all fine and it's surprisingly easy to get started with Android TV (if you have access to a device).

BUT - as of now-  you need to know the following fact: If you're not featured on +Google Play for Android TV it's incredibly unlikely that users will ever find your app if they don't know it yet. Without being part of a featured collection you will be invisible.

I certainly hope Google decides to add a "Others.." or "All apps..." listing, preferably on a grid instead a long horizontal list, but until then: Build an awesome feature-eligible app or save your efforts at all.
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20150320 - Android TV - App discoveryApp discovery on Android TV be featured or die* *as of March 2015
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Useful when reviewing PRs! 
 
Just published a Chrome extension that you shouldn't use!

Your classes should be short enough to fit vertically in a single screen, but when you are reviewing long pull requests on Github you can find long files and sometimes is easy to forget which file you are looking at.

With this extension the file header stick to the top of the window while scrolling down. 

You can grab it from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/github-sticky-headers/gmilkdlfpkmfghknimmhhhjbagdbfnjf

#chromeextension  
Chrome extension to have the current file header visible while scrolling through the content of a file
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After experimenting a little bit with Android Wear watch face API, I've published a tutorial of how to create a simple digital watch face for your Android smart watch. 
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Finally I got the chance to play with the Android Wear watch face APIs. 

I've written a simple tutorial of how to create your first Android wear digital watch face. 

#androiddev   #androidwear  
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We just pushed Espresso 2.0 and AndroidJUnitRunner source to AOSP. We are looking forward to all of your contributions!

Initialize your build environment
https://source.android.com/source/initializing.html

Install Repo
https://source.android.com/source/downloading.html

Checkout android-support-test branch
repo init -u https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -g all -b android-support-test

Sync the source
repo sync -j24

Browse the source
cd frameworks/testing

Build and test
// Just build debug build type
./gradlew assembleDebug
// Run tests
./gradlew connectedCheck

Contribute
https://source.android.com/source/life-of-a-patch.html
c851b02 Remove legacy clang prebuilts, and update 3.6 to use appropriate groups. by Stephen Hines - 11 days ago master · 3bf3364 Remove external/apache-qp by Conley Owens - 5 months ago; 8bc0273 Remove external/lzma by Conley Owens - 13 days ago; d5bde6b Revert "Add platform/external/boringssl" ...
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  • Novoda
    Android Craftsman, 2014 - present
  • GDG Cluj-Napoca
    Co-Organizer, 2012 - present
  • Appsrise
    Android Software Engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • ArtSoft Consult
    Android Developer, 2011 - 2013
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  • Universitatea Tehnica Cluj Napoca
    Computer Science, 2009 - 2013
  • Colegiul National "I.C. Bratianu", Pitesti
    Matematica - Informatica Bilingv Engleza, 2005 - 2009
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