Free Android Geofencing App

Check out my latest Geofencing app at Google Play: Features: Geofencer lets you add,/edit,/delete geofences and choose: When you want to be notified (entering or exiting the area, or both) How you want to be notified (phone vibrating or playing a sound, or both) What your phone is to do automatically on notification: turn on/off WI-FI […]

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Android Geofencing with Google Maps

A geofence is a virtual perimeter of interest that can be set up to fire notifications when it is entered or exited, or both. For example, a geofencing app can alert us that our kid has left a previously specified area, or send us a coupon (e.g. the “Present this SMS an get 20% off” […]

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A Few Tips for Beginning Android Development

Here are some tips from my personal experience so far with Android development. The number of tips is actually ten, so I could have called this “Ten Tips for Android Development“, but I figured there were already enough articles with that catchy title. Which reminds me of late comedian George Carlin : I have a problem […]

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Bluetooth Data Transfer with Android

To develop an Android application making use of data transfers via Bluetooth (BT), one would logically start at the Android Developer’s Bluetooth page, where all the required steps are described in details: device discovery, pairing, client/server sockets, RFCOMM channels, etc. But before jumping into sockets and threads programming just to perform a basic BT operation, […]

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Privacy Policy on the Android apps

Since we are asked to provide a privacy policy on our Android apps by Google, here’s mine and it is pretty simple: I do not collect personal or non-personal information on users of any of my applications. I reserve the right, at my sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter this Policy at any […]

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Google Cloud Messaging with Payload

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free push notification service for Android handsets. After integrating GCM and collapsible messages into our Android applications in the two previous articles, let’s consider a second type of GCM push notifications: non-collapsible messages with payload.  As a reminder, there are two types of messages sent in GCM: Collapsible, “send-to-sync” messages, where […]

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Android Cloud Apps with Azure (Link)

Check out my article at DZone.

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