A chat app that receives SMS and sends HTTP messages (A Xamarin Android App Preview)

PREVIEW A while back, I delved into Android development using Android Studio and Java (in this article).  It was a little bit difficult for me as I need to familiarize myself with Android Studio and relearn Java.  But with Xamarin now part of Visual Studio, it became easier.  All I need to concern myself is …

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Testing an HTML Page on the Android Emulator Browser

Although you can easily test your HTML page’s responsive design using Chrome’s Mobile Emulation feature, you can also do it, albeit the harder way, by loading the page on the Android emulator’s browser. First you must run the Android Virtual Device (AVD) Manager to launch your Android emulator.  You don’t necessarily have to run the …

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Android Development: main() Method, Application Lifecycle, and Event Handling

So, I was going through some tutorials in Android development and along the way created my first applications that just demonstrate the programming features that are available in Android.  It does not seem to me a far fetch programming paradigm as this is mostly familiar to someone with a windows or web development background, but …

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