Friday, September 22, 2017
  Android Design Support Library made our day easier by providing backward compatibility to number of material design components all the way back to Android 2.1. In Design support Library the components like navigation drawer, floating action button, snackbar, tabs, floating labels and animation frameworks were introduced. In this article we are going to learn how to implement material tabs in...
Another interesting feature that firebase offers is the Firebase Analytics. Free, simple and unlimited. Sounds like a scam? Luckily google is not joking. Analytics integrates across Firebase features and provides you with unlimited reporting for up to 500 distinct events that you can define using the Firebase SDK. Firebase Analytics reports help you understand clearly how your users behave, which enables you...
With the latest news from Google I/O comes the new and upgraded Firebase. To demonstrate how simplified and easy to use firebase is, we will build a simple login / register (Firebase Authentication) demo using the FirebaseEmail & Password authentication. Firebase provides a full set of authentication options out-of-the-box. Firebase automatically stores your users’ credentials securely (using bcrypt) and redundantly (with replication and...
In the 1st part of this article we have learned how to create the required REST API for this app. In this part we are going to see how to build the android app that interact with the API to receive the SMS and get it verified. As this project uses volley to make http calls, I suggest you go through...
Previous tutorial explains how to implement the user login / registration by collecting user name, email and password. But what if you want to sign up an user using their mobile number like WhatsApp, Viber by verifying their mobile number in order to get genuine users. Before going further make sure that you have basic knowledge about android client-sever communication. If you are new to...
API (Application Programming Interface) To interact with MySQL database we need to build a REST API first. REST Api job is to get the request from client, interact with database and finally give the response back to client. So we’ll create a simple PHP, MySQL API first. Our API do’s below jobs. ⇒ Accepts requests in GET/POST methods ⇒ Interact with database by inserting / fetching data. ⇒ Finally will give...
In the 1st & 2nd parts of this article, we have built the server app including the REST API and admin panel. We also covered the initializing a project with gcm integrated with few primary tests. This part covers a realtime scenario of GCM usage by providing a crucial information like performing dynamic actions like updating UI depending on type of the notification. The...
Google Cloud Messaging allows you send lightweight messages from the backend server to all the devices whenever there is new data available. This saves lot of user’s battery by avoiding poll request to server for new data. Using GCM you can build powerful multi platform (iOS, Android & Web) apps like real time chat, news feed, cloud storage and lot...
The 1st Part covers the server side implementation of the app i.e building the REST API and the server app. In this part we’ll integrate the GCM in your new / existing android app. In the 3rd part the final chat app modules will be integrated. This article also provides you a test interface where you can test any of...

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