Android Transparent Colors

Usually when you create the design for an Android app we must add some transparency to different UI elements according to the requirements.

In order to have a transparent background, but not fully transparent, you should compute the hex number assigned to the desired percent of transparency in the alpha channel.

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Android Transparent Colors

Android Data Binding

Have you felt that you need “something” to bind the data directly to the layout without writing some extra code!? “findViewById” method is scaring you!? The solution for these issues it’s called “Android Data Binding”.

This library offers both flexibility and broad compatibility so you could use it starting with Android 2.1 (API level 7+) and it was presented at Google I/O 2015.

It can be used with gradle 1.5.0-alpha1 or higher.

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Android Data Binding

Android and Firebase

Firebase offers you the tools and infrastructure you need to build better apps and grow successful businesses. Firebase stores and syncs the data (json format) in real time so on your android app you will have the latest data without doing a new request.

This platform assures also the persistence of the data so even the app is offline you will have the data on your device.

Firebase has a lot of new features and these features are able to work independently, and they work even better together.

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Android and Firebase

GDG Pitești Meetup WEB technologies

Dear tech enthusiasts,

Android Study Jam it’s a wrap and now GDG Pitești invites you and your tech fellows to explore new topics and learning paths at our next meetup.

May 12th, 18:30 | Ramada Pitesti, Opal conference room

Register here goo.gl/5PgYvG (free entrance, limited seats).

Agenda:

  •  A smart Wi-Fi solution (fully based on Google Cloud Platform) | David Paraschivescu – Atlas Data
  • A better web | Bogdan Nourescu – Atlas Networking

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