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Android & Embedded Devices Development

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Setting Android Things Time and Time Zonethanksmister

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:47:48 +0000

Worth noting for those looking to set the time and time zone on their Android Things boards.  I found the method that works in a Github repository (a Bluetooth sample project).  Also here is a list of time zones: Setting the Time You can set the system clock date/time manually on your Android Things board with […](image)

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Android Service startForeground and stopForeground tipthanksmister

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:30:11 +0000

I had a use case for an application that required a long running Service (I know they are always frowned upon). The service seemed to be getting killed during the night and stuck in the “restarting” stage (Settings > Apps > Running). The Service would never restart at some point after being killed. So to […](image)

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Stand-Up (Standing) Desk DesignsthanksmisterStanding DeskStanding DeskDSCF6611Standing DeskStandUp Desk Design AStandUp Desk Design BStandUp Desk Design DStandUp Desk Design E

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 23:43:47 +0000

Updated 5/24/2013 Finally after more than a month the finished standing desk is complete. Here is a photo of the desk when I reviewed the final product in the store. I found a furniture store that makes custom wooden furniture named Banaco (‎). I chose this store because the furniture they created was not only […](image)

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Android: TextView with Ellipsis Listenerthanksmister

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:11:21 +0000

I created an extension of the Android TextView component to adds the ability to receive updates when the text has an ellipses added. Short and sweet, here is the code and the link for the gist: Gist: -Mr(image)

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Loading local JSON issue with Sencha, PhoneGap and Android 4.0.3thanksmister

Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:34:12 +0000

This is just a little tip when trying to load local .json files using the ajax proxy type. The following code will work in Android 4.0.3+ but you need to be sure to add an extra couple lines to get it to work, noCache: false and enablePagingParams: false. Without those lines the code still […](image)

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Handle Android hardware back button using PhoneGap and Sencha Touch 2thanksmister

Fri, 06 Jul 2012 18:59:40 +0000

Lately I have been experimenting with PhoneGap and Sencha Touch 2 recently and discovered an issue with accessing the hardware back button for Android applications. What you want is the back button to navigate back through the views of the application rather than exit, unless of course you are on the first screen of your […](image)

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Android: Removing Fade Effect on ActionBar when using setActionView()thanksmister

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 02:38:30 +0000

Letting me start by explaining the desired effect I was trying to achieve. On the Android Google+ application if you hit refresh there is a spinner animation that replaces the refresh ActionBar item when pressed. I was able to achieve this but setting the pressed MenuItem to a new layout by using “MenuItem.setActionView()”. However, on […](image)

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Android: Changing the Default Indeterminate Progress Size in ActionBarSherlockthanksmisterandroid_progess_defaultandroid_progess_small

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:12:30 +0000

Just a quick post on how to change the default size of the Indeterminate Progress animation when using ActionBarSherlock (ABS). This uses the dark halo them for Android 4.0.1 but tested and working from version 2.3.2 to 4.0.1 of the SDK. Here are the before and after shots: Grab the progress_small_holo.xml and associated images from […](image)

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Android: Null data returned from Camera Intentthanksmister

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:52:45 +0000

Anyone who has tried calling the image or video capture intent using the default Camera activity probably has been met with much frustration. There are many approaches and workarounds for various phones and API levels because of the insane fragmentation of Android. Most of us just want a simple way to call the default Camera […](image)

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Flex Chart DataTip RendererthanksmisterCartDataTip

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:06:25 +0000

Here is a quick post with some code to create custom DataTip renderers for Flex charts using Spark components and containers. Below is a screen shot of the custom DataTip and the source code to create it follows. Main.mxml DataTipSkin.mxml -Mister(image)

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