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Listen To Podcasts With The Google App

Podcasts With The Google App

There are many podcast apps in the Google Play Store, but you already have a really good app for podcasts pre-installed on your android device that’s free. The Google app is excellent for finding and listening to podcasts and has an integrated assistant with voice commands.

Tags: android, apps

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Detect Android Wakelocks

Android Wakelocks
Android Wakelocks

If you’re noticing that your android device is suddenly draining battery quicker than normal, it can be due to an android wakelock. Once you know the quick battery drain is not due to a faulty battery, you’ll need to detect what’s causing the wakelock. This is likely a misbehaving app.

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Admob Tutorial

Admob Tutorial
Admob Tutorial

In this Android Admob tutorial we will go over how to ad admob to your android app. With admob you can monetize your app and make some income for your efforts. There are a few types of admob ad units that you can ad to your app. For this admob tutorial we will be adding the smart banner which can display banner ads of different sizes eliminating the need to set a fixed size.

Tags: android studio, app development, java, tutorials, android

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Android WebView

Android WebView
Android WebView

The Android WebView allows your app to open web pages within your app. For this Android WebView example we will create an android webview app that loads a couple web pages. We will be adding some attributes like JavaScript to interact with page elements and a DownloadListener for downloading items from download links on web pages as well as a ProgressBar to show page loading progress. We will also request runtime storage permissions for our DownloadListener for android 6+.

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Android Toolbar

Android Toolbar
Android Toolbar

Often times users are looking to create an Android Toolbar so they can customize it to their liking. In this tutorial we’ll go over how to create an Android custom Toolbar and show you a few modifications you can do to the Toolbar for your app.

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Android BroadcastReceiver

Android BroadcastReceiver

Today we will be using an android BroadcastReceiver to run code on boot up. There can be many reasons to run code on boot up. One good use case would be to enable settings that a user has selected within your app to be set on every boot up.

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