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Custom path cap on a Vector Drawable?

49 min 34 sec ago

Is it possible to have a custom cap at the end of a path of on a vector drawable?

If not, is there a way to find the location of the end of the path from the Vector Drawable so I can draw it myself? The vector drawable will be animated by trimming its path, so the value will be dynamic.


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Categories: Android, Linux

I got a new dev machine with 40GB of RAM. Now how do I speed up my Android development?

57 min 46 sec ago

I've seen this doc:

I was wondering if someone had a guide on how to give more ram to AS, gradle, emulators and everything in between.

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Categories: Android, Linux

Can one use Google Maps to navigate or display a route between two points, all within a third-party application?

1 hour 5 min ago

Hello everybody, I am an independent developer trying to create an Android application to help people navigate around my college campus. I was wondering if I could somehow embed Google Maps into my application, and have it display a route between two points, and the user's current GPS location. I understand that I can have my app launch Google Maps, but I would like the navigation to be contained within my application only. If this cannot be done with Google Maps, is there any other way to achieve this using another map? Thanks!

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Categories: Android, Linux

Do I need to create a new Adsense Account?

1 hour 53 min ago

So I have a verified adsense account on my personal email (I used to show ads on my blog).

I'm creating a new gmail account to use as a shared account between me and my friend to upload apps to the play store.

Do I need to reapply for adsense through the new gamedev account? The payee (me) would be common for both accounts so i'm guessing thats going to be a problem since youre allowed only one account.

Is it possible (and allowed) to use my existing adsense account to show ads on aps uploaded using a new account?

I hope the question makes sense. Thanks

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Categories: Android, Linux

My app got 1-star reviews on google play from the same device but different accounts. What can I do?

3 hours 32 min ago

Hey guys,

I recently made an app and uploaded it to Google Play store. Few days ago, I started to receive 1star reviews from the same device, same country, same carrier, same android version (all based on google play ratings data). I don't think it's coincidence, and I believe they all come from the same person who has many accounts.

The app is new and doesn't have many ratings in total, so those 1-star ratings were able to bring my app down to 3-stars.

Has anyone had to deal with something similar? I wanted to contact google but it seems like the only way to do it is to "mark as spam" the rating.

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Categories: Android, Linux

Any experience deploying a Unity cardboard project to the ZenFone2?

4 hours 11 min ago

Hey everyone, I know this is a long shot.

I am trying to build a cardboard application using Unity for the ZenFone2 (client has a number of them for classroom use). It works on other devices, but displays in mono on the ZenFone. I've looked at various threads about the issue, and nothing seems to have been updated for nearly a year. Any insights?

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Categories: Android, Linux

[Rant] Does anybody else get tired and frustrated at the rigmarole required to link back-end process output to the GUI?

6 hours 18 min ago

I have been putting off and putting off the next phase of this project I am working on because of the ridiculous number of hoops needed to clear before I can put the output of some background processes into the GUI.

I have a background thread running that I need to put its output into the GUI, but it is just such a painful, circuitous process that I do not look forward to undertaking it.

Just asking.

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Categories: Android, Linux

How do I get the JSON body from the response?

11 hours 48 min ago
Response<Object> response = call.execute(); if ( !response.isSuccessful() ) { System.out.println(response); return response; } return response.body();

I am trying to get data from an API. The API sends json response along with a status code in response.

I want the status code and the custom JSON body sent by the API.

I have tried several combinations and I get generic body representations for a status code. The json sent by the server gets lost somewhere.

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Categories: Android, Linux

"First Class"

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:31
Categories: Android, Linux

How to find all files used by an app? Images especially.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:44

I'm building a fan community for a game and I would like to have the images used inside the game to decorate that community (such as Reddit). Files such as character profile pictures and stuff.
Of course, I could screenshot and cut, but that would be a long tiring process. I'm also interested in developing android apps so thought I could learn something from this as well.
Question is: is there a way to find all the images inside an app through a rooted android phone (emulator)?
"Extracting" the apk doesn't really lead to much since the files are downloaded after the app's installation. I also looked inside /apps/data/appfoldername/ but there was nothing there.
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you! :)

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Categories: Android, Linux

Is there any way to link a static library into an app? Will there ever be?

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:12

I'm curious to know because loading .so files is taking a while for my app, even when I only load them when necessary. .a files generally are faster to load, because they don't need any runtime fixing up.

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Moved App to Google Maps v2 from v1 - Need to Give Explanation to Management

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:53

It's amazing, but I'm actually being asked to "justify" moving our app from v1 of Google Maps (really old) to v2 (not as old). Can anyone with a better command of the topic offer up some suggestions? I'm inclined to just go with "It's old and unsupported", but I think I might need more...

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