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.
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.
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.
Google Developers Study Jams is a free series of global, community-run, in-person study groups. The current Study Jams series is presented in partnership with Udacity and will follow their Android for Beginners curriculum.
I’m happy to announce that DevFest Romania – the biggest Google tech conference from Romania happened in Cluj-Napoca on November 12-13, 2015, thanks to The HACK and Google Developer local communities: GDG Bucharest, GDG Pitești and GDG Cluj-Napoca.