Android, Technology

CameraX: A Simpler Approach to Camera Application Development

CameraX is another addition to the Jetpack suite of libraries by Google to help developers incorporate camera capabilities into their applications. Although Camera2 API, the predecessor of CameraX, is known to be a powerful API, it is a little problematic to take full advantage of it, especially with a large number of manufacturers having a […]

December 26, 2021

Android, Software development

Minimize number of layout inflation in RecyclerView Adapter

RecyclerView internally uses a ViewPool to save scrap views which are no longer visible on screen and can be recycled. Normally each recyclerview creates a seperate ViewPool which is limited to that recyclerview only. With the help of #RecyclerView.setRecycledViewPool() we can share a ViewPool across multiple RecyclerViews. With this we can reduce the number of […]

December 16, 2021

Android, Technology

Add Custom Android Native View In React Native As a Component

A recent React Native project at the company came with an additional requirement of integrating a video player within the application. There already are a lot of React Native video players available, but almost all of them come with inherent shortcomings. We could not find one with the perfect implementation of overlays and other customizations […]

June 28, 2019

Android, Experience Design, Front End Development

Design Approaches for Leading Mutual Fund Mobile Application

It was only from mid-2008 with the advent of smartphones, like HTC Dream, or Apple iPhone that it reached the mainstream, taking advantage of all the functionalities that these devices provide. As per Gadgetsnow, usage of the smartphones by Indian users grew by 43% in 2016 and 92% in 2015. A major thing to notice […]

September 7, 2017

Android, Mobility, Technology

Offline Data Transfer in Android

Offline data transfer in Android is a way to transfer data among devices wirelessly without any network accessibility. There are many ways for connecting devices sans cables such as Bluetooth, NFC, Wifi Direct, SIP, etc. Despite the fact that a large audience is looking towards internet solutions, these ways have their unique use cases and […]

August 23, 2017

Android, Automation Testing, iOS

Top 5 Mobile-Testing Strategies

Testing a mobile application is often challenging as compared to web application mainly due to the various factors affecting the behavior of the application. Some of these factors include different operating systems and their versions, different screen sizes and different networks. In this challenging phase of planning and testing a mobile application, it’s critical to […]

August 21, 2017

Android, Mobility, Technology

Constraint Layout Android

Constraint Layout allows the android developers to create large and complex User Interfaces without using nested view groups. It involves simple drag and drops view widgets from the Palette to the designer editor to create the user interface. In an Android app development, it provides a level of flexibility that supports many features of the […]

June 15, 2017

Android, Experience Design, Front End Development

UI Patterns: Navigation (Part 1)

A design pattern is a formal way of documenting a solution to a common design problem. The idea was introduced by an architect Christopher Alexander for use in urban planning and building architecture. This has been adapted for various other disciplines, including teaching and pedagogy, development organization and process, as well as for software architecture […]

June 9, 2017

Android, Java, Product Engineering

7 Cool Android O Features That Will Blow Away Your Mind!

The big news is here! As some of you might have been reading, Google had recently launched Android O’s developer preview before the product release on Google I/O, a tradition being followed by them for quite some time. Though a lot is still not known about the new update, we would list down some of the […]

March 27, 2017