Category: Android

Getting Started with Cloud Firestore on Android

Let me just get this out there. Firestore is amazing. I only found out about it recently and it is new (it’s still in beta as of now) but its documented structure is ingenious! Now I see it as an almost definite replacement to the Realtime Database. By the way, out of topic as it may…
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Getting started with Firebase Realtime Database on Android

Cloud Firestore may be out (in its beta) and it does look to be overshadowing its little brother, but there are a number of good reasons to stick to the Realtime Database. For instance, Realtime Database is just better than Firestore at being “realtime”. If you want to find out more about that, you should…
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Connect your Android app to Firebase

If you’ve seen this post before, you’ll probably recognise that this long-winded unpolished article has changed quite a bit. Of course, I’ll only leave you with the best content! Any unpolished gems must be dealt with. No need to bother with explaning why Firebase is so awesome. You already know that. That’s why you’re here.…
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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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UI vs UX; And What Makes a Good UI/UX

UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) are two terms that get mixed up quite often, and for several reasons. They both sound pretty cool for the wannabe-tech-lord to know. So I’ll lay out in simple terms the difference between each, and what makes either of them good. UI How the application looks/the visual design…
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7 Reasons to get into Android Development

I would’ve done 8, but I’m too lazy for that. Mobile App development is often regarded as a harder field of programming to get into for reasons such as having to deal with limited processing power, but having learned it as my own first step into programming, I can assure you, it’s really not difficult.…
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