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Stefan Hoth
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Whenever I need to do a full manual walk through of the app I'm currently developing and have to use a SAMSUNG device (no matter which one) I'm coming out deeply puzzled about the reason why this is the market leader. Their devices, UI, build quality all suck. What is wrong with you, people?

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+Yves Pausch That's what I think about the Tab S as well. Have you tried a better one? :)
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DroidCon Canada is going to be awesome!! I get wait to go!  I hope to see some of you there :)
DroidCon is coming to Montreal this April 9th - 10th. Interested to join Android Coliseum? Looking at booking your ticket? We've got you covered with a PROMO CODE for our Canadian viewers and readers for the event! All thi...
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The Google X labs seem to be an amazing place of wonders. Can't wait for that Youtube session in the middle of the Sahara!
"Good news," says Katelin Jabbari, Google X’s communications chief. "It’s about to explode." We’re several hundred feet in the air, inching our way along a wooden walkway tucked high into the...
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Excuse me, are you root?

#AndroidDev  mini tip: With this code you can detect if a user's device is rooted (within a limited certainty) without causing a superuser pop-up.

Detecting if a user has root rights can open up new possibilities for your app or is needed in certain environment (think DRM).

This gist can certainly be improved as noted in the description but it's a start that works surprisingly well.
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Finally ".example" dies.
Cast Companion Library Migration
Just over a year ago the Google Cast SDK was released to allow developers to create their own Cast-enabled apps. Alongside the SDK release, the Cast Companion Library (CCL) was published on Github as a sample app library for Android developers:

CCL makes it easy for Android developers to make their existing apps support Google Cast and comply with the Google Cast Design checklist. 

Over the past year, many partners and developers have adopted the CCL. To formalize our support for CCL and to better align it with the naming used elsewhere at Google, we are making a number of changes to CCL. 

We will be changing the library package name from “” to “”. A number of API methods have been renamed and a few API signatures have been slightly modified or cleaned up. All resources are prefixed with "ccl_" to avoid collision with other libraries or applications. These changes will be detailed on the project’s home page on GitHub and mostly require simple string replacements in your existing project.

The last version of the previous CCL code base, v1.14, is tagged in the source and will remain available as a direct release tarball. Any improvements or bug fixes will only appear in the new code base. We recommend that everyone move to the new CCL code base.

Happy Casting!

#googlecastsdk #googlecast #chromecast
CastCompanionLibrary-android is a library project to enable developers integrate Cast capabilities into their applications faster and easier.
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Deutsch für Expats. Heute: Großschreibung von Nomen und ihre semantischen Folgen.

"Die Spinnen.
Die spinnen.

Der gefangene Floh.
Der Gefangene floh.

Er verweigerte Speise und Trank.
Er verweigerte Speise und trank.

Der Junge sieht Dir ungeheuer ähnlich.
Der Junge sieht Dir Ungeheuer ähnlich.

Wäre er doch nur Dichter!
Wäre er doch nur dichter!

Vor dem Fenster sah sie den geliebten Rasen.
Vor dem Fenster sah sie den Geliebten rasen.

Er hat in Berlin liebe Genossen.
Er hat in Berlin Liebe genossen.

Warme Speisen im Keller.
Warme speisen im Keller.

Beschädigte Liegen in meiner Filiale.
Beschädigte liegen in meiner Filiale.

Die nackte Sucht zu quälen.
Die Nackte sucht zu quälen."

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+Stefan Hoth: In my previous company we did it after getting a fresh piece of butter out of the freezer … but after a while of experimenting you found the perfect time and wattage needed.... ;)
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Suddenly #GCM  (Google Cloud Messaging) stopped to work (15 min ago, and still is down for everyone in the office). Anybody else?

Hangouts, Google Play, Pushbullet and few others just refused to work.
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Excuse me, are you root?

#AndroidDev  mini tip: With this code you can detect if a user's device is rooted (within a limited certainty) without causing a superuser pop-up.

Detecting if a user has root rights can open up new possibilities for your app or is needed in certain environment (think DRM).

This gist can certainly be improved as noted in the description but it's a start that works surprisingly well.
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Software developer, community manager and geek living in Berlin, Germany.
I'm Stefan. I'm a software developer so this means I sit in front of the computer the whole day and besides checking all my mail accounts and social media networks I produce software bits which don't work at the first try. Mostly they do after the second or third try.

Besides the work I'm into bringing people together - work wise. I know a lot of people with different talents. So just ask me if you're having a particular problem.

Furthermore I really like to build communities. I'm a co-organizer for GDG Berlin, Berlin Hack and Tell and the Instant Startup Show Berlin. Also I help plan other stuff occasionally. If you think you need assistance on planning developer related events you can contact me as well. I'd really like to help out.

Since the end of 2011 I'm the official German Ambassador to Germany for, an achievement-based social portfolio builder where all bad-ass code monkeys around the globe can be found.

In early 2012 I started contracting for Google to help grow and organize the Developer Programs in the German speaking countries (DE, AT, CH). Talk to me if you want to partner up with Google in this region - I'll try my best to help you.

Also in 2012 I co-founded an initiative called OpenTechSchool which organizes programming workshops and related topics to bring people into tech. We do it such a manner to lower the entry barrier people (often women) perceive in the tech scene. Small groups, calm and helpful coaches, all volunteers from the local community help to create an inviting learning atmosphere. Check it out!

Cheers from Berlin,

PS: Wow, you really read all that? Kudos!
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software developer, entrepreneur, connector, community builder
Android development, web development, community management, event management
  • Novoda
    Android Software Craftsman, 2014 - present
  • OpenTechSchool
    Co-Founder, 2012 - present
  • Berlin Hack and Tell
    Co-Organizer, 2011 - present
  • GDG Berlin
    Co-Lead, 2010 - present
  • Geeklist Ambassador Program
    Official Ambassador to Germany, 2011 - 2014
  • JNamic development
    freelance developer, 2008 - 2014
  • Instant Start-up Show Berlin
    Co-Organizer, 2012 - 2013
  • Google (external contractor)
    Developer Programs Support Associate for DE/CH/AT, 2012 - 2013
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Crea y edita documentos, y colabora en documentos de otros usuarios, todo desde tu teléfono o tableta Android con la aplicación gratuita Doc

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Con tu teléfono o tablet Android y la aplicación gratuita Hojas de cálculo de Google, creas hojas de cálculo, las editas y trabajas en ellas

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Attentive and friendly staff, nice atmosphere, fair prices and not to forget great food. One of the best places around - and we tried quite a few.
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reviewed 6 months ago
It's a very nice cafe with a daily menu for lunch and very delicious breakfast offers. You can go there all day but it tends to be crowded on the weekends and summer evenings. The service is very nice and they offer a free Wifi for customers.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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reviewed 6 months ago
Really nice atmosphere, attentive staff and the food is delicious with an interesting Swiss influence.
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reviewed a year ago
16 reviews
Food was OK (not better) but the noisy room and especially the horrible service made for a bad experience. Wouldn't recommend it if you find other options around.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Good food and a good mango lassi, too.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Lokale Küche mit frischen Zutaten, guter Zubereitung und freundlichem Personal. Gern komme ich wieder!
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