Friday, September 22, 2017
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...
  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...
Emojis 😛 are amazing way to express our feeling and deliver our thoughts that people with deferent languages can understand it even children’s can understand it. Any popular social network application provide you a set of Emojis. Take a look at your last messages to see how much you are using them. It’s very important to have them in...
Android app that will call PHP script to perform basic CRUD(Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations. Take this as a standard practice. Things we need for successful operations 1. WAMP Server WAMP is acronym for Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP, Perl, Python. WAMP software is one click installer which creates an environment for developing PHP, MySQL web application. By installing this software...
You might have heard of android Material Design which was introduced in Android Lollipop version. In Material Design lot of new things were introduced like Material Theme, new widgets, custom shadows, vector drawables and custom animations. If you haven’t working on Material Design yet, this article will give you a good start. In this tutorial we are going to learn...
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...
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...
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...
CardView is another major element introduced in Material Design. Using CardView you can represent the information in a card manner with a drop shadow (elevation) and corner radius which looks consistent across the platform. CardView extends the FrameLayout and it is supported way back to Android 2.x. You can achieve good looking UI when CardView is combined with RecyclerView. In...

POPULAR ARTICLES