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Is there scroll fling detection implemented in Picasso? If not, do you have plans to do that? thanks!
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Привет,
Сделал приложение со сборником прекрасных советских фильмов. Большинство фильмов искренне считаю шедеврами кинематографа. Рекомендую!
Работает как на Android смартфонах так и планшетах. 
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Наше Кино - это большая коллекция культовых советских кинофильмов на вашем ...
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Today's #AndroidDesign #Protip by +Roman Nurik and +Peter Ng is about using point units in Adobe Photoshop to improve your workflow for Android graphic asset creation.

Did you know that you can use point units in Adobe Photoshop to emulate density-independent pixels (dp) [1]? You can show all dimensions in density-independent units while still maintaing pixel precision during editing and exporting. Simply change Photoshop's ruler units to points, choose the right document resolution and from then on, think of points in Photoshop as Android's density-independent pixels!

So which document resolution should you use? Well in Photoshop, the default document resolution is 72ppi, where 1 point equals 1 pixel. This is analogous to Android's MDPI density, where 1dp equals 1 pixel.

To work in XHDPI (320dpi) and have 1 point equal 2 pixels, change the document resolution to 144ppi. In general to emulate an Android density of NNNdpi use a document resolution that's 45% of NNN. To emulate HDPI (240dpi), use a resolution of 108. For XXHDPI (480dpi), use a resolution of 216.

That's it—welcome to density independence nirvana with Photoshop! The attached photo album demonstrates some of the exact steps involved in case you're not sure where to look in Photoshop's settings.

Have more asset production workflow tips? Let us know in the comments!

[1] https://plus.google.com/+AndroidDevelopers/posts/D4qjK4HLX9u
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Today on Android Design in Action, +Nick Butcher, +Adam Koch and I shared our favorite design details from the 11 apps in the Beautiful Design Summer 2013 collection on Google Play [1].

And it was quite the whirlwind tour: the responsive grid views in Pattrn, Pinterest and TED; the beautiful reading experiences in Pocket, NY Times and Press; the rich imagery and typography in Grand St and Flipboard; and the wonderful interactions and responsive layouts in Timer, Expedia and Eye in Sky.

We finished off with a shout out to the recently published Timely Alarm Clock app, which demonstrates some incredibly delightful design touches all the while remaining very consistent with Android's design principles and guidelines.

As always, the [small number of] slides are attached to this post and you can find the full show recording on YouTube: Android Design in Action: Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Highlights

[1] http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2013/07/beautiful-design-collection-summer-2013.html

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Google I/O 2013 App Source Now Available

TL;DR: code.google.com/p/iosched has been updated for #io13

Every year, a few days before the Google I/O developer conference, the Android team publishes an app on Google Play that has two main goals. The first goal is to help conference-goers and remote viewers navigate their way around Moscone West or watch the keynote and session videos on their Android devices from home.

The second, and arguably more important goal of the app, is to serve as a large-scale demo of Android best practices covering both app design and technical implementation. Like any demo though, it's only useful if you can see how it all works by looking at the source code.

So today we're happy to announce that the Google I/O 2013 app source code is now available! Check it out by clicking the link below:

Google I/O 2013 Android App Source: http://code.google.com/p/iosched

The app source demonstrates a number of best practices such as:

• Implementing responsive design with fragments and alternative resources to support phones and tablets
• Using content providers and implicit intents to navigate the app
• Using sync adapters and GCM to keep content fresh across devices in a battery-friendly way
• Integrating Google+ for sign-in, public stream participation, and as a share target
• Integrating Google Play services to include Google Maps (with custom tiles, markers, and info windows) and +1 buttons
• Integrating the YouTube Android Player API to view live streams and recorded session videos, along with 'second-screen' presentation API support
• Exposing multiple entry points to the app with home screen and lockscreen widgets and expandable notifications

This is just a sample of the best practices covered in the app. There are tons of little gems to explore in the source code, available at the project site linked above.

Have any questions or comments on a particular part of the source? Post them in the comments below!

#AndroidDev   #io13
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Here are the slides from today's "Ultimate Cricket App" App Clinic. I started with a visual redesign and architectural deep-dive into building the perfect sports-score tracking app.

Even if you're not a cricket fan (or don't know what cricket is), if you're building an app that requires rapid, low latency updates - but don't want to drain the battery - you should find it useful.

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App Clinic: Cricket

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ictdbjwQNUTxrFbjwb3dZt_59VUPVNkKGOca-vGwBHk/edit?usp=sharing
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Наши советские мультфильмы всегда были и будут самыми лучшими. 
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Самая большая коллекция мультфильмов на вашем планшете или смартфоне. В при...
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Hello,
I've made the app that provides timetables of Riga public transport. Please, enjoy:)
Offline timetables of Riga public transport. Simple and easy to use app tha...
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Looks nice... :) keep up the good work.... :)
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Hi,
Is it possible to pause/resume Picasso images loading job? I have a long list of images and I'd prefer to stop any updates on fast scrolling to make it  smooth. 
Thanks!
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+Jake Wharton Hi, Jake. Is there any progress with that issue? thanks
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Хорошая книга.

PS: Если влом покупать, то могу поделиться pdf.
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Today on Android Design in Action, +Nick Butcher+Adam Koch and I ran with +Reto Meier's cricket app design from The App Clinic [1] by layering on some visual design touches covering:

• Action bar restyling
• Accent colors and background color changes
• Metrics and spacing
• Typography and visual hierarchy tweaks
• Navigation drawer metrics and styling
• Specs/redlines to hand off to developers

We then dove into design recommendations for using Maps in your app, ranging from:

• Basics of the Google Maps Android API v2
• Visual and interaction design for markers and info windows
• Camera transitions/animations
• Full-screen (map is the interface) vs. embedded (map is the context) modes

As always the slides for this week's show are attached and you can catch the episode recording on YouTube: Android Design in Action: Cricket App Specs + Maps

[1] https://developers.google.com/live/shows/840686854

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