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Getting a new Android smartphone or tablet is exciting, but it’s also a risky time for application developers. It’s easy to lose your audience when...

Getting a new Android smartphone or tablet is exciting, but it’s also a risky time for application developers. It’s easy to lose your audience when they switch to a new device. Wherever possible, the Android system automatically downloads the user’s previously-installed applications during device setup, so your app will typically follow the user to their...

The best gear for Android developers

There are a lot of reasons to love coding. It’s highly rewarding, it can open doors in your career and it gives you a greater...

There are a lot of reasons to love coding. It’s highly rewarding, it can open doors in your career and it gives you a greater understanding of how things work. But it’s also just cool. Sitting in a café in front of a glowing screen filled with code has a certain romantic appeal. To others,...

Flappy Bird Unity tutorial for Android – Full game in 10 minutes!

The wonderful thing about the current age of mobile technology is anyone can now become a successful developer. Not since the days of the ZX Spectrum...

The wonderful thing about the current age of mobile technology is anyone can now become a successful developer. Not since the days of the ZX Spectrum have lone developers been able to create and distribute hit applications capable of going toe-to-toe with the output of big publishers as well as they can now. Few things exemplify...

Let’s build a custom keyboard for Android

When thinking of building an Android app, we often think of something with a screen and a contained function. It could be a game, or a...

When thinking of building an Android app, we often think of something with a screen and a contained function. It could be a game, or a tool to perform a common task. But apps can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You could build a service that runs in the background and quietly makes...

Let’s build a simple Flappy Bird clone in Android Studio

In a previous tutorial, I walked you through the process of making your first “2D game.” We built a simple script which would let a...

In a previous tutorial, I walked you through the process of making your first “2D game.” We built a simple script which would let a character sprite bounce around the screen. From there, I insinuated it wouldn’t be too much work to turn that into a full game. I was telling the truth! You could...

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