Android Tutorial Blog – Best of 2013

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This post is the compilation of best articles published at Android Tutorial Blog in the year 2013. I picked the articles based on it’s usefulness and readers comments and feedback.

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If you missed to read any of the articles last year, take a look at it now and also let me know your feedback right away in the comments section.

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Article #1

Android Webservice example

This post talks about how to invoke/call web service from inside Android applications. It is the perfect article for understanding how to make calls to public web service from Android applications.

W3schools’ Temperature convertor web service is used in the application to showcase the web service invocation to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit.

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Article #2

Internet connectivity Check

As most of the applications need internet connectivity, it is always better to check if internet connectivity is available or not before allowing the user to access applications.

This post walks you through simple tutorials on how to check mobile/Wi-Fi internet connectivity in Android applications.

Android Check Mobile Internet Connection

Android Check Wi-Fi Internet Connection

Article #3

jQuery Mobile Tutorial

jQuery Mobile is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript library that you can use for developing mobile websites.

This library lets you create pages that look and feel like the pages of a native mobile application. As I didn’t get much time to explore jQuery mobile, I couldn’t write more on about it. You can expect more chapters on jQuery mobile this year. 🙂

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Article #4

Android Mediaplayer Tutorials

Android provides extensive support for playing music and it has a dedicated class called MediaPlayer which has all the necessary methods to play, pause, stop and do more with a MP3 file.

These posts walk you through the simple tutorials on playing music in Android applications by fetching Mp3 file from difference resources.

Android Mediaplayer Example – Play from local resource
Android Mediaplayer Example – Play from URI
Android Mediaplayer Example – Play from Internet

Article #5

How to change the back button behaviour

Sometimes, when developing Android applications, there is a need to override the default behaviour of the back button which means assigning another behavior for the ‘Back’ button.

Although changing the behaviour of back button is not recommended, but there are some situations where changing the ‘back’ button behavior is mandatory, such as to avoid accidentally finishing or closing the current Activity.

This post walks you through how to override the default behaviour of back button.

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Article #6

Android – Invoke Dot Net Web Service

It was bit difficult to find out a good tutorial anywhere on how to call ASP .Net web service from inside Android application so I just wrote one.

This post discusses about calling a web service from inside an Android application that has been developed using ASP .Net technology.

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Article #7

Android – Invoke Java Web Service

It was bit difficult to find out a good tutorial anywhere on how to call Java web service from inside Android application so I just wrote one.

This post discusses about calling a web service from inside an Android application that has been developed using JEE technology.

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Article #8

Android JSON Web Service Tutorial

JSON – Java Script Object Notation has become popular and it is the best replacement for XML as it is easy to parse and light-weight.

This post talks about how to consume JSON response returned by web service in Android applications.

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Article #9

Android – Authenticate Users using Web Service

This post talks about how to authenticate Users in Android application using Java or Dot Net Web service. The application which I created has two screens – Login screen and Home screen.

User has to type his/her credentials and click ‘Login’ button. Once ‘Login’ button is clicked, application fires call to Java or Dot Net web service along with Username and Password typed by User.

Application waits for the response from the web service, once it receives response, it decides whether to take User to next screen(Home) or show ‘Login Failed’ message based on the response.

Android Java Web Service Login
Android Dot Net Web Service Login

Article #10

Om Chant – Android Application

This article discusses about how to create simple ‘Om Chant’ application.

The Om Chant application chants the universal mantra – ‘Om‘ continuously. Om is one of the most powerful mantra which brings inner peace to whoever listens to it.

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  • Ravi

    Happy New Year Guru 🙂

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