how come the "palette" of widgets, etc. is empty when I start with a "basic activity" instead of an empty one in android studio?

Developing Android Apps - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:58

I'm just starting out with Android Studio and am trying to mess around based on some tutorials and I am wondering why the palette with the nice array of controls isn't there when you start with a basic activity. Is there any way to get it back to make it easier? And also, why doesn't the button that is included on the bottom right in the actual app (clicking it says "replace with your own action") show up on the menu editing screen (or apparently the xml)?

Thanks in advance!

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Categories: Android, Linux

LED Light won't go away

Galaxy Note 2 - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:54

Hello, so my N7100 running the latest RR rom has been pretty great over the years but last night the LED started glowing a dim red even when the phone is shut down. Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance.

P.S. Also I'm pretty sure it's not the sensors.

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Fun stuff to do with throwaway phone

Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:27

I recently got my hands on an old beater LG Tribute. After doing a lot of research online and trying a bunch of root APKs, it looks like rooting it isn't feasible which is a bummer (if anyone knows of a way to do so I'm all ears).

I'm an IT guy and intermediate Android developer who loves hacking stuff to do weird shit, so if anyone has any ideas on what I could do with it I'd love to hear them. I don't have it tied to any accounts and there's no SIM card, so as long as a factory reset will fix it I couldn't care less what happens to it. I also have a Raspberry Pi 3 lying around that's still waiting for a good project idea, so maybe the two could go together.

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How to check if a specific app appears in "My apps & games" list in Google Play Store?

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:35

I feel like I have to do something with AutoInput/AutoLaunch, but I still can't figure it out, can anyone help?

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What if Google Home asked "Anything else" after a command

Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:33

I had this idea based off a post I saw on here a few weeks ago suggesting the Home continue listening after a command so you don't have to keep saying "Hey Google" when you need to have it do multiple things. Many people said this would be bad UI since you would have to wait for it to stop before you could continue talking. What if instead the Home asked "Anything else?" You could either ask it a question or just say no. What do y'all think?

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Marketplace for tasker profiles and tasks

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:08

Is there a marketplace somewhere that I can have a profile/tasks, etc. created for tasker?? I would rather pay someone to try to figure out tasker than to do it myself. I don't have the time or patience any longer.

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Any books or video courses based on Kotlin?

Developing Android Apps - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:45

I want to get into android development, can you suggest me books or video courses which are explained in depth? What I have seen so far don't go in depth, for example Intent and Parcelables were explained in 15 min videos each with very little information about them.

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What new stuffs are you expecting for your next Android device?

Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 16:31

i am expect:

Under the screen (inbuilt fingerprint sensor)

New Battery Technology?

New Quickmenu UI Update

4 Cameras Based Smartphone

New Body Material based smartphones. etc..

How about you? What are you expecting?

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Tasker Toggling FTP server via A QuickSetting Tile in Solid File Explorer.

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:35

Title says it all.

I can't seem to find what should i do in plugin activity of solid Explorer.

Edit: I am a noob in Automation and stuff.

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App is larger after uploading to play store...

Developing Android Apps - Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:14

Hi, Just wondering if this is normal behaviour or if there is something I can do to make the play store listing smaller in size. When I run my app on my phone from Android Studio the app size is about 700kb. When I install it from the play store it is about 4mb!

buildType settings:

buildTypes { release { minifyEnabled true shrinkResources true proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android-optimize.txt'), "" // proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), '' } debug { minifyEnabled true shrinkResources true proguardFiles getDefaultProguardFile('proguard-android.txt'), '' } } submitted by /u/notarobat
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