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#Week 11 – Beacon localization

Key task that I realized in last time was handling beacon localization. Result my work is visible on the screen below. A user can see last available points on a map. Points are stored in a database. I set a default limit to 300 points for each beacon and if this range is exceeded older… Continue reading #Week 11 – Beacon localization

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Android O – what new?

In this article, I try show brief review new features which were introduced in Android O. Google focused their attention mainly on power and performance optimization. News regarding this version could be divided into two categories: Features and API: Notifications - Android O introduced a new feature that is called "Notifications channels" that mean your… Continue reading Android O – what new?

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#Week 10 – Configure your beacon

Hi, in the near future I'm going to work on communication with a beacon. After adding beacon it must be configurable.  Screen with details is shown below. Here you can edit name your beacon, edit color, check battery status and check if the beacon is moved. If last two options occur: battery is low or… Continue reading #Week 10 – Configure your beacon

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Retrofit – first look

Many mobile apps need exchange data with a server (mostly by HTTP protocol). It could be realized by REST API. What is REST I shortly introduced here. Retrofit is a REST client for Android (or just Java) developed by Square. Of course, you can create the connection with the server without external libraries, but it… Continue reading Retrofit – first look

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RxJava – first look

Reactive programming has become very popular in last time. I think for beginner developer it could be a little bit overwhelming and difficult to understand. Why should you direct your attention to this approach? Firstly, what is reactive programming and RxJava or RxAndroid? The most popular definition is that reactive programming is an extension of… Continue reading RxJava – first look

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#Week 8 – Notify me

In this week I worked on notifications. I think the best way to observe my progress will be observing screens. I also spent some time working on layouts quality. Layouts quality This refactor can be divided into few steps: extracting strings and sizes reusable styles using include using merge I think by this process I… Continue reading #Week 8 – Notify me