Basic android tutorials for starters

I have been thinking of this for quite sometime, and I guess this is the right time. I have designed a small step by step course to setup and learn android. Many of my juniors were interested in going ahead with it. My plan is to give links here in this thread, and discuss all... Continue Reading →

Using iperf on Android

I have been working with the networks analysis of Android devices for some time now. As many of you know, IPerf is a great utility to characterize the network bandwidth and packet loss on devices. On Android too, there are quite a few tools that you could use to benchmark your network and your device.... Continue Reading →

Interning at HIT Lab NZ – I

I am posting this from HIT (Human Interface Technology) Lab NZ, where I am on an internship as part of my final year Bachelor's project. The internship is called the Winter of Code, and is a fully paid one by the University of Canterbury.  Along with my friend Akhilesh, I arrived here about two days... Continue Reading →

X and O’s

Confused eh? Don't be. "X and O's", thats our application name (the only one we could have common consensus on!!). Finally, after the submission to ADC 2, we provide you with the downloadable version of our program. This will be useful only if you have an Phone running on Android, or want to try it... Continue Reading →

First Shots of Android App – “tictactoe”

I really couldn't squeeze out ample time to make a readable post on our Android App... but still before we submit the App.. here's a preview :) I am completely responsible for making the screenshot look completely clumsy....and ugly... sorry for that stuff.. :) Couldn't make a better presentation than this. And to give u... Continue Reading →

The Android Life

The Android App Project, which was started during the previous Sem vacation, is nearing its completion. I thought of posting about how it has changed my perspective about friends, college and the life at large. The project faced many obstacles throughout the span of last 2 and half months. Starting with some nagging health problems,... Continue Reading →

Android SDK Documentation Errors

During the span of my project, I came across few errors in the documentation of the Android SDK. I've listed them out along with their corrections. Documentation for HelloFormStuff final EditText edittext = (EditText) findViewById(; edittext.setOnKeyListener(new OnKeyListener() { public boolean onKey(View v, int keyCode, KeyEvent event) { ..... ..... ..... ..... (in the documentation only... Continue Reading →

android create avd

I got this error when i ran the following command android creat avd -t 2 -n my_avd And this was the error Exception in thread "main" java.lang.AssertionError at at<init>( at at at Solution : Run the following command sudo update-alternatives --config java What it does is you will be given... Continue Reading →

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