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Kevin Peck
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Going full ConstraintLayout
Started a new project and decided to go full ConstraintLayout. I figure it is the future so I might as well use it. I used AutoLayout when I was doing iOS work so I have the general idea down. First off I am using 1.1 because it has Barriers, Guides and Gro...
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Moved from minimum SDK 19 to 21
Looking at our Flurry stats we had zero uses on SDK 19 so it was time to make the switch. Happy I did. I was able to delete a bunch of resolution dependent PNG files and move to vector based XML files. One minor issue, drawable start / end for a TextView, e...
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Removing ListView and PercentRelativeLayout
For my tech debt I am removing all ListViews and Percent RelativeLayouts. List View has been replaced with RecyclerView. When I started the current app I did ListView, bad Kevin, because it was easy to pop into place especially since I was just learning Kot...
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Updating to be more in compliance with Oreo ProgressDialog deprecation
Oreo deprecated the progress dialog. That big fun thing that would dim the screen, pop-up, show the spinning circle then disappear when whatever operation was done. The Google Material team is saying that is bad and users should be able to keep using the UI...
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Over a year in with Android watch and how it works with new phone
I have had my Huawei Android watch for over a year and now have a new HTC U11. I have worn a watch since I was in grade school so getting used to that part of the watch was super easy. My big concern was daily charging. I only need to charge it every two da...
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New HTC U11 to replace my Note 4
I have been running the Note 4 that a previous company bought for me. Previous to that I had a Note 2. While I really like the Note series I was ready to be done with Samsung and the slow to never Android OS version updates. Newer Samsung phones are not che...
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App is on the Play Store
Did the official release of the app Wednesday morning. By Friday I had over 10,000 installs. They did send out a bulk email to our current clients and many of them were hungry for the Android version. Various folks bought an iOS device and used that until t...
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2 months into Kotlin and the app is in Beta
I have not quite been at the new job 2 months yet and I submitted the app to a closed Beta on the Google Play Store. First interaction with the new Play Store UI which was a bit frustrating. I got all the pieces in place finally. You have to jump around a l...
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3 Weeks in using Kotlin
After using Kotlin for just three weeks I say it would be very hard to go back to Java. Everything takes less code, is just easier to do and the code readability just makes more sense. Part of it is using new libraries such as Retrofit as well. It is just s...
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First week with Kotlin
Got my first nearly full week of Kotlin in place. I can't say full week as I started the new job on a Tuesday and there was training involved too. I have the iOS / Swift code to follow as well. I needed to grab the colors used by the client along with redoi...
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