Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility?

Wow, just got into the office this morning and I was looking at google+ and I saw this: Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility linked to by Reto Meier. Now maybe I’ve had my head in the code for too long but I for one did not see this coming. The post by Larry…

August 15, 2011 | by

Building an app in less than five minutes

Happy Friday everyone! Here is a short video demonstrating how fast you can build Android apps using andromo.com Build an Android App using andromo.com Again this is a very early version of andromo and things will likely change before we go public.

August 12, 2011 | by

More Sneak Peeks

I’ve been asked to highlight a few more features of Andromo by a multiple unnamed people so I thought I would oblige via additional screen shots. If you have anymore questions or would like to see anything that I haven’t highlighted please comment on this blog. Remember that we are still in active development and…

August 4, 2011 | by

Andromo Sneak Peek

I’ve been quiet around here for a few weeks so I thought I’d spice things up and post a sneak peek at test App I’ve been making using Andromo. It’s not finished but it may give you an idea of what is possible using Andromo. The screen shot was taking on a Motorola Xoom running…

August 3, 2011 | by

Android Claims Top Operating System Spot

Some new data came out yesterday from Nielsen on the U.S. Smartphone market. While Apple is the largest single manufacturer, holding 28% of the U.S. market, the open-source nature of the Android OS is proving to be quite a thorn in Apple’s side… Between HTC, Motorola, Samsung and a number of other manufactures, Android smartphones…

July 29, 2011 | by

How to preserve HTML in formatted strings

Android TextView widgets can display formatted text — <b>, <i>, hyperlinks, etc. — but the formatting is stripped away if you pass the string through String.format(), or if you do any concatenation on the string. Tip # 1: To preserve HTML formatting, you need to URL encode the text so the formatting code is preserved,…

July 27, 2011 | by

Fixing text colors on an AlertDialog when using Theme.Light

I ran into an interesting little quirk while working on the About dialog for our app. Android lets you combine groups of settings into styles so you can easily apply them to various UI elements. These styles are often collected into themes that can be applied to change the overall look of the activities in…

July 25, 2011 | by

Amazon S3 Folders

When given the task of uploading a couple files to Amazon S3 using Java, it seemed pretty straightforward after breifly looking at the AWS SDK for Java. I have to admit that my knowledge in the area was next to nothing, but none the less I jumped in and started coding, glossing over the details.…

July 18, 2011 | by

A Week’s Roundup

This week was my first week back after going on a road-trip vacation (4500km no less) with my wife and young son, and I had a lot of catching up to do.  Andromo is moving forward at a very rapid rate at this point and this week was no exception. The biggest news for this…

July 15, 2011 | by

Milestone: First Successful Android App Build

We’re making quick progress now! After a few issues yesterday with Ant, we were successful in generating the first ever Android app using Andromo. Of course, we’ve been compiling Android apps for months now using our test suite and local tools, but this was the first time doing it live using the andromo.com web application…

July 13, 2011 | by