077: Chatting ADB with Genymotion’s Eyal Lezmy

Today on Fragmented, we talk to Eyal Lezmy. Eyal works as an Android developer for Genymotion. While working for Genymotion he had to deal with the Android Debug Bridge a whole bunch, so in this episode we dive into the details of ADB, some super slick commands and in general just get a better understanding of this tool we use every single day.

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# input some text from your keyboard
adb shell input text "keyboard text"
# download database file
# see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18471780/android-adb-retrieve-database-using-run-as
adb exec-out run-as package.name cat databases/file > file
# run-as mentioned in episode
adb shell "run-as package.name chmod 666 /data/data/package.name/databases/file"

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076: Taming the activity lifecycle with Kristin Marsicano

In this episode Kaushik talks to Kristin of the Big Nerd Ranch. You would think that the Android lifecycle is pretty standard and basic stuff, but as Kristin begins to unpack the nuances of the Android lifecycle, we learn there’s a world of details that’s easy to miss. Listen on, to get an ironclad grip on the Activity lifecycle.

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074: Ben Oberkfell talks Fingerprint API

It’s almost a given these days that most phones will have Fingerprint APIs. But how does the hardware actually work? How does the Software work? How does an Android developer make use of these APIs? Ben Oberkfell breaks it down for us in great detail. Listen on!

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Donn Felker: Kaushik, I forget: do you have a Nexus 6P or a Pixel?

Kaushik Gopal: I have a Pixel.

DF: Really? Do you like it?

KG: Oh, I love it.

DF: Where’s the fingerprint scanner on that? Is it on the back or the front?

KG: It’s on the back, exactly like the 6P’s.

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072: App Shortcuts with Andrew Orobator

In this episode, we talk to Android developer Andrew Orobator. He gives us the lowdown on the new feature App Shortcuts that was introduced in Android. We talk about static and dynamic shortcuts, use cases for other shortcuts and how to implement them for your app. We also cover what the feature lacks and things to watch out for, while implementing them. Listen on!

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071: UI UX development with GDE Raveesh

In this episode we change the tune and talk with Raveesh Bhalla; Raveesh is a GDE for design specialized in UI/UX.

He starts off by helping us get a good understanding of what UI/UX involves. He then shares his experiences and learnings from having conducted extensive research specifically for Android. What are some good patterns today, what are anti-patterns, what should we watch out for. Listen on to find out more!

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