I just launched my first (official) app in the Android market – FuelTrack! Basically, it’s an app that tracks your fuel purchases and uses that data to give you lots of information about your fuel consumption, spending, and efficiency! There are plenty of details and more information on the apps page, so check it out!
Is there an easy way to declare the listener in XML (similar to the android:onClick=”onMyButtonClick” in the stock controls)?
This is a great question, and in answering his question, I’ll go ahead and show you how to create other custom attributes you can put in the XML for your custom widgets. The goal will be something like this in your layouts:
We have a custom View called MyCustomWidget, and along with the standard android: attributes, we have a few of our own: myText="Something", fancyColors="true", and onAction="doSomething". Presumably, these would map to attributes we already have for our custom widget which we could set in code, but we want a shortcut to set them from XML. Continue reading Custom XML Attributes For Your Custom Android Widgets
I recently was doing some investigation into doing image blending in android, and came across the quite powerful built-in capabilities of Paint. I was wondering if it was possible to combine several grayscale images into a color image, using the grayscale images as the color channels. If you are familiar with Photoshop or other graphics-editing programs, you are probably familiar with the concept of color channels, and how they are combined to create a color image. For this example, we will re-create the following image from its separated color channels: Continue reading Android Bitmap Blending – Color Channels
This series of tutorials will provide an introduction to creating custom user interface elements in Android. By the end, you will have a complete custom widget that will allow input of numbers as if on an odometer. The user will slide the digits up and down, and change the digits.