Smile, it’s CameraX! [part 1]

As humans, we have emotions and feelings and one of the best ways to capture our emotions is to take pictures. 

Some of our greatest experiences are actually captured in pictures. For sure each one of us have pictures from birthday parties, holidays, travels, conferences. We also like capturing feelings like happiness or reactions when bad surprises happen. And, in the latest years, we discovered that we love taking selfies.

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Android Developer Challenge – 10 Winning Apps

Last year, Google invited developers to submit their ideas for the Android Developer Challenge, focused on “Helpful Innovation, powered by on-device machine learning.” They picked 10 winners, and have been working with them since then to help bring their apps to life. #AndroidDevChallenge

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Generics in Kotlin

Generics means we use a class or an implementation in a very generic manner. For example the interface List allows us for code reuse. We are able to create a list of Strings, of integer values and we will have the same operations even if we have different types. So the list wraps a common functionality for each implementation.

Kotlin allows you to use parameters for methods and attributes, composing what is known as parameterized classes.

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[mDevCamp] Smile, it’s CameraX!

I recently presented this talk at mDevCamp – Online edition. More than that I was part of a Virtual 3D world. Great event, awesome organizers and really interesting questions from the audience.

This talk contains the answers for the next questions:

  1. What are the main challenges of working with Camera APIs on Android?
  2. What are the main advantages of using CameraX API?
  3. How to integrate CameraX in our Android apps?
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Collections in Kotlin

It’s time to continue our learning path in Kotlin. The subject covered in this new post is represented by Collections and data operations applied to them.

Collections are actually a set of classes and interfaces that provides high quality implementations of useful data structures and algorithms that help developers to reduce the programming effort and time.

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