Android Data Binding with Robolectric 3

Just over a week ago at Google I/O Google announced the new Data Binding library. If, like me, you were keen to give it a try and dropped it…

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Offline editing app for Ghost gets some material sweetness

I started work on this back in September but it stalled due to other commitments and sat on the hard drive of my Mac for a few weeks. The release…

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Styling the SearchView with AppCompat v21 (material theme)

Earlier versions of the AppCompat-v7 library conveniently exposed a huge number of styling attributes that were hidden in the standard holo themes. A number of these attributes allowed customisation of…

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Moto X

Finally, after a 20,000 km trip starting in China and stopping of in Hong Kong and the USA, my Moto X has arrived! This is the walnut back with…

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Android PIN entry widget

In a number of Android projects I've worked on we've had a requirement for a PIN code entry screen, something which is sadly lacking from the Android SDK. I started…

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