My First Android Facebook Social App

In this post, I am going to discuss about creating very basic Android application that interacts with Facebook using Facebook SDK.

What is Facebook SDK?

Facebook provides SDK for Android to build Android applications to increase the engagement with it’s World’s number one Social Networking platform. To know more about Facebook SDK, please follow this link.

What are we going to develop?

The application which we are going to develop will allow you to get the name of the Facebook User (Mostly your name) and display it inside our application.

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Getting Started with the Facebook SDK for Android

The Facebook SDK for Android helps us to integrate our Android app with Facebook’s platform.

The SDK provides support for Login with Facebook authentication, reading and writing to Facebook APIs and support for UI elements such as pickers and dialogs.

In this post, I am going to discuss about to get started with the Facebook SDK for Android.

Basically I will talk about the initial setup you have to do to get started with Android – Facebook social Apps development.

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How to upload image to Java server?

In this post, I will be discussing about how to upload an Image present in Gallery App to Java server (For ex: Apache Tomcat).

What is Android Gallery?

Android device has Gallery application installed by default which contains images and videos. It is the place where the images and videos you download from internet or upload from your computer can be viewed.

What are we going to develop?

The application which we are going to develop will allow you to select an Image from Gallery application, display it inside app and upload it to Java server.

This application supports image selection from Gallery application and it may not work as expected if you pick Image from other image applications (like Google Photos application present in higher version of Android). I will write separate post later on how to pick Images from sources other than Gallery app.

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How to upload image to PHP server?

In this post, I will be discussing about how to upload an Image present in Gallery App to PHP server.

What is Android Gallery?

Android device has Gallery application installed by default which contains images and videos. It is the place where the images and videos you download from internet or upload from your computer can be viewed.

What are we going to develop?

The application which we are going to develop will allow you to select an Image from Gallery application, display it inside app and upload it to PHP server.

This application supports image selection from Gallery application and it may not work as expected if you pick Image from other image applications (like Google Photos application present in higher version of Android). I will write separate post later on how to pick Images from sources other than Gallery app.

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How to pick image from gallery?

In this post, I will be discussing about how to open Gallery application, pick an image from it and set it in Imageview.

What is Android Gallery?

Android device has Gallery application installed by default which contains images and videos. It is the place where the images and videos you download from internet or upload from your computer can be viewed.

What are we going to develop?

The application which we are going to develop will allow you to select an Image from Gallery application and display it inside app. This application supports image selection from Gallery application and it may not work as expected if you pick Image from other image applications (like Google Photos application present in higher version of Android). I will write separate post later on how to pick Images from sources other than Gallery app.

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How to create and remove shortcut for Android application?

In this post, I will be discussing about how to create and remove shortcut for Android applications programmatically.

What is Android Shortcut?

When an application is installed in Android device, shortcut will be created on the home screen which facilitates the Users to open the App just by clicking on it.

How to enable/disable shortcut creation when new app is installed?

You can control the shortcut creation by enabling/disabling this option in Google Play Store application’s settings, see below.

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Android Color Generator – Free Online Tool

I am glad to inform you folks that http://programmerguru.com has created online tool to generate Colors.xml for Android applications. As always we are here to help Android community with our tutorials and tools and we are very much happy to serve you. :)

Coming to tool, Android Color Generator is a free online tool with which you can pick favorite colors you wish to use in your Android application and generate colors.xml instantly.

It is always bit difficult in finding colors online that suit Android applications (I had felt it many times), so I decided to put all those interesting colors together in a website so that Android developers can make use of it. In addition to just colors, this tool will help you in generating colors.xml for the colors you selected (looks interesting right?).

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Android MultiCast Push Notifications using GCM [Greeting App]

In the previous posts, I discussed What is GCM and how to send Push notifications using GCM service. In this post, I am going to develop simple Android application called Greeting App to demonstrate how to send Push notifications to multiple devices.

I would recommend you to quickly take a look at the previous posts (Read: Introduction to GCM | How to send push notifications using GCM service?) so that you will get to know about basics of GCM.

What is GCM?

Google Cloud Messaging is a free service from Google which helps us to send messages (Push notifications) to Users’ device. It can also be used to send message from Users’ device to GCM server.

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