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Happy Easter!
 
We're searching high and low for Easter eggs of a different kind today. Here's a few clues to help you find this one. #Android  
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+David Cruz all you need is more practice!
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Applications open now for UX Masterclass series - coming to Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos.
 
Our Sub-Saharan Africa User Experience Masterclass series kicks off!
This April, designers from Google User Experience Team  will be visiting Sub-Saharan Africa to conduct hands-on user experience masterclasses in Cape Town, Nairobi and Lagos.

Interested in learning the process of taking an idea from concept to launch, including sketching, user testing and prototyping?

Then visit the event website : http://goo.gl/iWAe2F and apply now.
Applications close on the 4th of April 2015.
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Logging on Android

If you want to check the value of some variables or that certain code paths are being executed when your app is running, you can temporarily write that info to the logs. A must-have for debugging your Android app!

Excerpt from Udacity Android course (goo.gl/vc5VKs)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fBGT4OOOjk
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+Katherine Kuan do you know any good tutorial on how to integrate existing apps to use Lollipop themes while making app run on pre-lollipop version
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Finding views in the view hierarchy

If you define your Android UI layout in XML, this video describes how to find each of those views in Java code. This is useful to make an interactive app where the UI can change while the app is running.

Excerpt from Udacity Android course (goo.gl/vc5VKs)
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No dout this course is really amazing to learn andriod in easy way .. I really enjoyed first 4 part of course and very excited about google help me alot to learn andriod but unfortunately part 4b carsh everything for me and i was very dispointed after spending many days to watch videos code on andriod studio did not complete the course 
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Ever wonder what +Matias Duarte is thinking about? He answers questions from the community ranging from material design and the design culture at Google, to his favorite snack.

"I have a mantra I follow when tackling design projects, which is focus on the problem. Too many times I’ve fallen in love with an idea and wasted a bunch of time. However if you focus on something that’s a problem - something that causes pain or frustration or is an unmet need - you know you’re not just building a fantasy.

I like to have all projects be summarized in one page: What’s the problem? A real tangible problem we’re solving - not how, just what. What’s the opportunity? How will the world be better if the problem was solved. Again, not how will the problem be solved, but what’s the end result? How can you tell without seeing someone use your product that after the fact you actually solved their problem. What’s the plan? Not a solution. A plan, a first draft, a germ of an idea that you’re willing to throw out when it turns out not to actually solve the problem.
I’ve worked on the design of a bunch of operating systems over the years (some of which people actually liked) including Android, Palm WebOS, Helio...
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Can’t think of a better dinner.
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised almost $16 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate. On March 3, 2015, guests from around the country will celebrate a 'Decade of Giving' with the tenth annual National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a ...
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I sat down for some coffee to catch up with +Laurence Moroney! Yes, it is this sunny in California all the time. We also discuss a new Udacity course I'm working on that I'm super excited about. 
 
Enjoy #CoffeeWithAGoogler in the sunny gardens of Mountain View as +Laurence Moroney and +Katherine Kuan talk about some of the great materials that are available to help you get started with Android Development!

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Really great class! Great videos, great pace, terrific work.
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How cool! There's no one better who knows what teachers need, than teachers themselves.

I came across +Glen Botha's story from this +Android Developers post on "What's your proudest moment as an Android dev?" If you have one, please share! goo.gl/35KL43 
 
Android Apps for Teachers

Hi, I'm a teacher that started making Android app for teachers.  I wanted to share two completely free ones I have released.  

1. Name Learner - allows the teacher to create class lists and add student photos to help learn names faster.  You can also take a quiz to match names to faces.  May be helpful for non teaching staff to learn names faster. 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.ips.NameLearnerDemo2

2. Rubric Scorer - create a rubric ( up to 10 x 10) and easily tap to calculate rubric total score, percent and average.  Add student comments and generate a PDF hardcopy.  Print off rubric templates.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apps.ips.rubricscorer 

Always happy to hear from teachers about ideas for apps they'd like, or if you want to teach app making to kids.  I use App Inventor to teach students how to program though Android apps.  

Here's my website for teacher apps.  www.inpocketsolutions.com 
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Haha yes they could use some material love from +Michael Cook!
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Inside the Udacity recording studio

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how a Udacity course is made. That room was my home for several months..
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What was the first Android app you ever built? #TBT  

Have a link or screenshot? Include it in your comment!

+Ian Lake's first Android app was built with 3 other students for a class project in November 2010. The WhenToLeave App combined your Google Calendar with traffic data from Google Maps to tell you when you need to leave for your next appointment, sending you a notification at just the right time. 

Check out the demo video: http://goo.gl/aEYRFa

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Display a list of items in an Android app

In this video, I explain the concepts behind using Adapters to accomplish this. Excerpt from Udacity Android Fundamentals course (goo.gl/vc5VKs).

P.S. If you have ideas on how to better teach this in the future, let me know! #AndroidDev #Udacity
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It was very clear +Katherine Kuan ... :) :)
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