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Haha adorable! Check out +Cookicons for more #materialdesign app icons. h/t +Casey Labatt-Simon 
 
Icon remake for this game where you fling dogs at other sleeping dogs...

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=br.com.tapps.petbowling)
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If you aren’t already subscribed, sign up for the +Android Weekly newsletter. It consolidates all the latest news in Android development for each week with cool articles/tutorials, projects, job postings, and more!
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One of the best weekly for #Android developers :)
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I’ve been watching videos from the Stanford startup course led by Sam Altman (President of Y Combinator). Each lecture is from a guest speaker: Marc Andreessen, Reid Hoffman, Ben Horowitz, Peter Thiel, Paul Graham, Aaron Levie, Dustin Moskovitz, and other founders. 

http://startupclass.samaltman.com/

As Android developers, we strive to create valuable products for users. To do this better, I’ve been learning more about entrepreneurship and thinking about how those principles can apply to the products/apps we develop. Pretty good food for thought if you have some time. I watch when I’m making dinner or washing dishes :P
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Google Developer Expert +Daniel Lew announces a material design update to Trello! 

(I use it for helping my friend plan her wedding and it's awesome!)
It's here! We redesigned our Trello app for Android using Google's Material Design Guide. Check it out at a Google Play store near you.
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+Tenghui Zhu explains why vector drawable support has big implications for your app and how you can leverage it. More info here: https://developer.android.com/training/material/drawables.html#VectorDrawables
 
+Tenghui Zhu from the Android UI Toolkit team has just posted a DevByte on the new VectorDrawable support in Lollipop.

This was one of the hidden/exciting features of Android 5.0 that wasn't in the L Preview release because it was very much mid-development at the time. It was great that it was completed in time to make the final Lollipop release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlFVIIstKmA
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Caramel filled chocolate cookies

SO good. My sister made these by placing a Ghirardelli Caramel Chocolate Square inside each cookie. Here's the recipe if you also want to experience the most delicious cookie ever. If it's cold, warm it up in the toaster for maximal gooey-ness! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/caramel-filled-chocolate-cookies/
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Learned some new Android Studio tips from this video. Oh and welcome to the newest developer advocate on our team, +Wojtek Kaliciński, who was previously a Google Developer Expert. Yay!
 
New video and community for Android Studio!

Following last week's release of Android Studio 1.1, we want to share two additional resources to help you make the most of this IDE for Android application development.

First, check out the video from Developer Advocate +Wojtek Kaliciński which gives a high level introduction to Android Studio. In the video, learn why you should migrate your projects to Android Studio now and how it can help you be more productive as a developer.

Second, we're moving the Android Studio discussions to their own official community. Join here http://goo.gl/AhOcCa and start a conversation on the tools to build great Android apps.

#AndroidDev   #AndroidStudio   #IDE  
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Dongle can diagnose HIV and syphilis from finger prick in 15 mins when paired with a smartphone

Normal equipment ~$18,450 while smartphone dongle kit ~$34.

During testing in Rwanda, health care workers received 30 minutes of training and were able to successfully use the device. The device worked so well in testing that the researchers believe that this type of quick diagnostic tool could decrease deaths by syphilis ten-fold and they think that in large-scale testing for HIV, the ability to diagnose and immediately treat with antiretroviral therapy could be a major step in stopping the spread and defeating the disease altogether.
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Just ordered my Android Performance Patterns shirt! You can get your own below. 

For tips on how to buckle down and fix your app's performance problems, watch the brand new DevByte video series (http://goo.gl/4ZJkY1) and join the Google+ Community here (http://goo.gl/g7mxmI)! #perfmatters
 
GET SOME EXCLUSIVE ANDROID PERFORMANCE PATTERNS SWAG BEFORE JAN 28th

Let your team know the reality of the situation : The speed of their application is directly related to how much Caffeine they feed you.

BUY a TEA version of the shirt here : http://goo.gl/UNkwfx
BUY a COFFEE version of the shirt here: http://goo.gl/r8hpoB

This is  TEESPRING campaign. Which means that 20 shirts need to be ordered before the whole group is made. I'm actually pretty interested to see which is more popular... Coffee, Or Tea?

LET IT BEGIN!

#Perfmatters  
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Happy Lollipop Holidays! :)
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Check out the protip I wrote up on screen pinning! It can come in handy if you're handing your device off to a young kid to play a game, so they don't accidentally hit a button to leave the app.
 
Today’s #AndroidDev #Protip  is from +Katherine Kuan on screen pinning.

In Android 5.0 Lollipop, we’ve introduced the screen pinning feature, which temporarily restricts users from leaving a task or getting interrupted by notifications. Here are two ways to take advantage of it.

1. As a user, you may pin a screen before you hand off your device.
Pinning a screen keeps the device locked to the current task. It minimizes the chance of accidentally hitting a system nav button to inadvertently leave the app. However, this feature is not meant to enforce secure lockdown of the device because using the system UI, a user can still exit screen pinning mode. Any Lollipop user can enable the screen pinning feature by going to Settings app > Security > Screen pinning. Next open the desired app, and then open the Overview space (recents). Pin the screen by touching the circular pin icon. See images below. 

2. As a developer, you may prompt the user to pin a screen from inside your app.
You can extend your app (if it’s an immersive game for example) with the screen pinning API. You can surface a way for users to start and stop screen pinning mode in your app, without requiring them to go to the Overview space. Within the Activity code, call startLockTask()[1]. A dialog prompt appears to the user before the mode starts. It’s possible to detect that the mode has been started when isInLockTaskMode() [2] is true. Afterwards, the user can exit this mode via the system UI or by clicking on app UI that calls stopLockTask() [3]. A secure screen lock may be presented upon unpinning, depending on the selected behavior in the dialog prompt (and the device’s current security settings). 

Note that screen pinning is a lock on the task, and not a lock on the app or the activity. In this mode, you can’t create or switch to a new task (even in the same app). Follow best practices on using tasks in your app. [4]

Check out the developer site for more details on the behavior of the screen pinning mode. [5]

[1] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#startLockTask()
[2] https://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/ActivityManager.html#isInLockTaskMode()
[3] http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#stopLockTask()
[4] http://developer.android.com/guide/components/tasks-and-back-stack.html
[5] http://goo.gl/a2F8qM
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If you learn best by reading code, check out this whole collection of Android samples! Import them in Android Studio, run them on your device, and experiment with the code.
 
New Code Samples for Lollipop

With the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, we’ve added more than 20 new code samples demonstrating how to implement some of the great new features of this release. For more details, and how to access them, read the blog post below.

#AndroidDev   #AndroidLollipop  
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