Thursday, May 29, 2014

Android Developers Backstage - Episode 9: Design

Tor and Chet make a startling break with ancient tradition and talk to a real, live designer in this episode: Christian Robertson from the Android User Experience team. Tune in to hear about the Roboto font that Christian created and about font design in general, plus design tips for layout, visual rhythm, and other Android designities.

Design: It's the new Develop.

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Android Design:
Android Style Guide:
Android Asset Studio:


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Android Developers Backstage - Episode 8: Volley

In this episode, the second in a bizarrely and completely unplanned series on Play Store technology, Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by Ficus Kirkpatrick from the Play Store team (and from many other Android projects from the early days). Listen in to hear what Volley is for and how you can use it to simplify your network requests and bitmap download/caching code.

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Volley email list:!forum/volley-users
Gson adapter for Volley:

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