Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Hello World written in Kotlin using Android Studio

March 15, 2014

Published: 2014-03-15

Kotlin is Jetbrains successor to Java, it’s evolving rapidly and what documentation there is for writing Android apps is pretty soon out of date to the point where even getting the canonical Hello World up and running can be a frustrating experience.

Here’s how to get a Kotlin version Hello World running on Android using Android Studio 0.5.1.


Writing Android event handlers in Kotlin

July 8, 2013

Updated: 2013-08-20: For Kotlin M6 compatibility.
Published: 2013-06-08

Kotlin is Jetbrains successor to Java, this brief post illustrates how Kotlin’s SAM conversions can simplify Android event handlers.


Switching from the iPad to the Asus Transformer

August 31, 2011

Published: 2011-08-31

My blogs are usually technical in content and try to be objective in character, this blog is a bit different, it has an unashamed subjective bias (you’ve been warned).

Shortly after the iPad 2 was released I went over to the Dark Side and brought one (my first and only Apple computer). I was just fed up waiting for a decent Android tablet. At the time my only requirements were a decent ePub reader and a web browser.


Keeping a lid on Mobile data

July 17, 2011

Published: 2011-07-17

How to configure your Android phone to automatically turn off the mobile data connection once your mobile data limit is reached.


Android Development with VirtualBox and the LG P500 phone

January 6, 2011

Published: 2011-01-07

Having recently acquired my first smart-phone (a new LG P500 Android phone) I decided it was time to learn some Android programming. This post summarizes my trials and tribulations getting the LG P500 phone to talk to my Android Eclipse development environment (Eclipse plus Android SDK running on a VirtualBox Linux guest).