Month: December 2017

How to Integrate Firebase into your Android app

Firebase is a very powerful tool. With the many services it offers, I use it to increase user engagement and experience by manipulating the various tools it offers. This includes real-time cloud databases and storage, as well as seamless authentication for good user experience connecting to the cloud. I also use Firebase to increase development…
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“Lazy Solutions” Making Tedious and Mundane Tasks Quicker

I recently had to work on this app where mind-numbingly long lists of arrays needed to be filled in. I thought “that would take me ages!”. But come on, we’re programmers. We can make things happen. So imagine this: a program writing all your code for you. A program that can write a thousand lines…
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Why you should add Firebase to your App

What is Firebase? Not much really. Just a small set of tools. … if small was a large number. Firebase delivers tons of features. It can handle everything across the cloud, provide you with free analytics for your app, new ways to test your app at light speeds, or even configure your app differently for…
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Kotlin vs Java – Why you should switch to Kotlin

Let me just say this. I absolutely love Kotlin as a programming language. If I had to name a favourite, it would be that. For 2 years, I have been using Java for Android Development. When I heard about Kotlin at the Google I/O ’17, I was so eager to try it out. I can’t…
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Top 7 Android Phones Of 2017

I would do 8, but I’m too lazy for that. Since 2017 is coming to a close, it’s time we round up the best Android phones of the year. What makes a “Good” phone? We’re basing this criteria on what people actually want in a phone. This includes: CPU RAM Internal & External Storage Hardware…
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