Summary of my learnings building Android apps

Debugging mobile apps with Charles proxy

Aug 15th, 2016 in Tools | Android

Notes on using a HTTP / reverse proxy (Charles) to view all traffic between your mobile device and the internet.

Consuming a JSON API - Part 2 (EventBus)

Jul 30th, 2015 in Android

Using EventBus to update your Android app after receiving the contents of a JSON API.

Consuming a JSON API - Part 1 (Retrofit)

Jul 15th, 2015 in Android

Square's Retrofit library together with EventBus makes it super simple to parse the contents of a JSON API into your Android app.

Simple Android utility to parse config files in your app

Jun 19th, 2015 in Android

A really simple utility file I keep around in my Android projects which processes a raw JSON file into a List of objects.

Android swipe to refresh, only at the top of the list

Jun 10th, 2015 in Android

Build a swipe to refresh list, which only refreshes when at the top of the list.

Creating an instant autocomplete field in Android

Jun 2nd, 2015 in Android

How to create an autocomplete text field in Android, which displays suggestions in the dropdown and has a clear button.