Archive for July, 2012

Google Cloud Messaging with Android

You might have heard of C2DM (Cloud to Device Messaging), which basically allowed third-party applications to send (push) lightweight messages to their Android applications. Well, C2DM as such is now deprecated and replaced with its successor up the evolutionary ladder: GCM, or Google Cloud Messaging. GCM is a (free) service that allows developers to push […]

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Android Location with Google Maps – Part 4

In Part 1, we designed a simplified UML class diagram to guide us through our development process. Then we implemented LocatorOverlay and Locator in Part 2 and Part 3 respectively. . In the last part of this series, we’ll tackle the UI, LocatorActivity, and start by including the MapView snippet in our XML layout with […]

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Android Location with Google Maps – Part 3

In Part 1, we analyzed our requirements and the tools at our disposal to get an initial application design. . In Part 2, we implemented¬†LocatorOverlay. Now we will proceed with the Location class, where most of the location-specific code will be encapsulated. The imports of interest are the various classes in the Google Maps and […]


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