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Last active Aug 29, 2015
From article Spoke to Val and he clarified the Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
#Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
#you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
#You may obtain a copy of the License at
#Copyright 2013 Valentin Kalchev
#Date: 26/02/2013
#Target: Mac OS X Terminal + Android ADB + AAPT

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scottyab /
Created May 14, 2014
When using Intent extras, pass an Id rather than the object as Intent extras 'could' be intercepted and read be a malicious app.
//bad passing the whole paracable object
public static Intent getStartingIntent(Context context,
User user) {
Intent i = new Intent(context, UserDetailsActivity.class);
i.putExtra(EXTRA_USER, user);
return i;
//better to pass just the ID to lookup the user details
public static Intent getStartingIntent(Context context,
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Last active Aug 29, 2015
Code from -- For the vast majority of applications, the requirement is to identify a particular installation, not a physical device. Fortunately, doing so is straightforward. There are many good reasons for avoiding the attempt to identify a particular device. Fo…
import java.util.UUID;
import android.content.Context;
scottyab / .gitignore
Last active Aug 29, 2015
My .gitignore file for Android development
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# gimpy mac thingy
# IDEA Ignores
# Local configuration file (sdk path, etc)
#rename file names to remove the "@2x"
for i in *@2x.*; do
mv "$i" "${i/@2x/}"
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Verifying that +scottyab is my openname (Bitcoin username).
scottyab / ConvertLatLongToStaticMapUri
Created May 3, 2012
Quick and dirty util to convert a lat/long into a uri for google static maps.
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* simple util to build the static google map url for the lat/long
* @param latitude
* @param longitude
* @return static google map url
public static Uri buildStaticGoogleMapUrlForAddress(String latitude, String longitude){
Builder builder = Uri.parse("").buildUpon();
builder.appendQueryParameter("center", latitude+","+longitude);
scottyab /
Created Apr 16, 2013
PagerAdapter X of Y. When using a view pager you can simply override the getPageTitle to create a page x of y text as seen in apps like gmail. This was used in a app to swipe through the RSS stories with Alternatively you could use something like
public class MyXofYPagerAdapter extends FragmentPagerAdapter {
private final ArrayList<RssItem> items;
public MyXofYPagerAdapter(FragmentManager fm,
ArrayList<RssItem> items) {
this.items = items;
scottyab / proguard-project.txt
Created Aug 23, 2013
Android Proguard config to remove all logging. Remember to enabled the -optimize progaurd config
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#Remove Android logging code
-assumenosideeffects class android.util.Log {
public static boolean isLoggable(java.lang.String, int);
public static int v(...);
public static int i(...);
public static int w(...);
public static int d(...);
public static int e(...);
public static java.lang.String getStackTraceString(java.lang.Throwable);
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