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Android Snippets

Over the years you aquire little snippets / shell script helpers to get things done.. Here’a collection of a few we use regularily for Android development.

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Angular2 Go pipepline

We use GoCD for our normal Continuous Integration system and having recently needed to deliver an Angular 2 project we had the need to set up a new pipeline template. Background The project uses Angular CLI which wraps up a number of useful tasks into a handy command - such as creating new template source files (E.g. Components, Services, Pipes etc), build for different environments (E.g. dev and production), running tests and many more!

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Do you need an app?

Quite possibly, no! It may sound strange coming from a company specialising in mobile apps but the answer is often no to start with. Content Apps If you have an existing website offering a service the first and most important step is to make that site mobile friendly. The means optimising it so someone on their phone can perform common actions without need to curse. Once you have enabled an occasional user to use your site you now can make an intimate relationship with those frequent users who would love the better experience of an app.

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How much for an app

How much does it cost to make an app? If you’re thinking about creating a mobile app for your business one of the first things you want to know is, how much will it cost? We’ve heard of people asking this question in the Apple Store and receiving the response, “About £500.” You could even create a very basic application from as little as £99 through some online services. However, these estimates set unhelpful expectations if you want an app that is useful, pleasing to use, and most importantly brings value to your company.

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New app MyPixPo puts your photographs on Apple TV

MyPixPo, the first tvOS app from fireseed mobile, lets you view photos from Flickr and Facebook via Apple TV. It’s available to download in the App Store now. The app gives access to your entire photo archive, no matter how or where they were taken, thereby liberating your photo collection. New app MyPixPo puts your photographs on Apple TV You can see all the photos you have uploaded to Flickr or Facebook, as well as photos you are tagged in.

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Xamarin Android Memory Problems

After being let down by the failures Xamarin Forms we resorted to using Xamarin to write two native applications. Recently we become aware our application must have a pretty large memory leak and so needed to investigate the problem. Xamarin Profiler Xamarin have a profiler tool so it should be easy right? Well after attempting to use it for a day and being unable to get a list of live memory objects or an up to date list of references to an object we contacted support.

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Preloved Releases Free Marketplace App for Android

Preloved Launches Highly Anticipated Free Android App After the hugely successful iOS App, Preloved.co.uk have released the highly anticipated Android app. This means that even more users will now have access to the UK’s most trusted online marketplace, on the go. Preloved is the UK’s leading online marketplace for members to buy and sell second hand items in their local area - the site has a strong community focus, no hidden listing fees, and over two million active users every day.

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Preloved android app released

Following on from our successful launch of the Preloved iPhone app we have now finished and publish their official Android app to the Google Play store. The Hut Group & Preloved are already seeing the benefits of their new mobile offerings with user retention, engagement and acquisition metrics growing. The Android app is designed with a flatter and more platform specific look at feel and makes buying and selling a breeze.

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Preloved Releases Free Marketplace App for iOS

Preloved App for iOS Preloved.co.uk is the UK’s leading online marketplace for members to buy and sell second hand belongings in their local area. With detailed ad creation and member messaging, no hidden listing fees, growing social communities and 2 million active users using the site every day, Preloved strives to continue to be the most trusted online UK marketplace. Preloved has been busy behind the scenes taking the next crucial step in being the UK’s leading online marketplace.

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Preloved iOS app released

We are pleased to announce the release of Preloved’s official new iOS app. With the Preloved app, you will be able to create adverts in a matter of seconds to share locally and nationwide, access your messages on the go, and find great bargains and free stuff in your local area - all available at your fingertips. Join the UK’s most trusted marketplace and download the iOS app for free today!

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