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Tech Stuff: A decent SVG library for Android…

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Feb 13, 2013  -  No Comments
In case you were looking for a feature-complete yet simple enough library to render SVG images in your app, you most probably ended up with http://code.google.com/p/svg-android/. This (as most of its forks on github), has a quite subtle but nasty bug related to its XML parser, the Android SAXParser. This

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Tech Stuff: Prevent Android App from restarting after sliding out the hardware keyboard

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Aug 09, 2012  -  , , , , ,  -  No Comments
One user recently complained about a misbehaviour in our Flashcards App – every time he opens his hardware keyboard the app started to show a new question. This was indeed not intended, but as a matter of design unwanted. By default every time the user slides the keyboard in or out

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Tech Stuff: A sliding menu for Android, very much like the Google+ and Facebook apps have it

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Jul 17, 2012  -  18 Comments
Thanks to Stack Overflow and github, we’ve been able to implement a Google+/Facebook-style sliding menu into one of our apps in development. That is, you click on the app icon in the action bar and – swoosh – the whole app slides over to the right, including the action bar,

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Tech Stuff: Android segfault when using VelocityTracker?!

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Jun 12, 2012  -  No Comments
And here’s another one in the tech stuff series, this time about a recurring NDK segfault in a pure Java app… The problem I/DEBUG ( 107): signal 11 (SIGSEGV), code 1 (SEGV_MAPERR), fault addr 00000000 I/DEBUG ( 107): r0 00000000 r1 00000000 r2 00000000 r3 50af4ed4 I/DEBUG ( 107): r4

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Tech Stuff: Android <include/> layout pitfalls

CoboltForge Berlin  -  May 30, 2012  -  10 Comments
This post is the first one in our tech stuff series, appearing at irregular intervals, i.e. when something interesting shows up… This time it’s about Android XML layout re-use tricks and all too possible pitfalls (i.e. the interesting stuff). And of course the solution. The boring stuff As you may

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Something big is coming.

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Feb 04, 2012  -  No Comments
It’s been a while since our latest post. But we have been working non stop on our latest invention. So stay tuned and keep looking for more signs…

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MultiVNC released!

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Dec 05, 2011  -  4 Comments
Hey world, we just did the last finishing touches to our custom VNC viewer called MultiVNC! Based on android-vnc-viewer, MultiVNC is much simpler to use, can be faster in certain situations and includes ZeroConf aka. Bonjour Service Discovery so you don’t have to type in those nasty IP addresses and

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CoboltFM proves again to be the best out there…

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Nov 24, 2011  -   -  No Comments
The verdict: CoboltFM is better than KLastFM, and if you’re in one of the over 200 countries where last.fm won’t stream to your phone, CoboltFM is infinitely better than the official last.fm app. via android underground   CoboltFM – Free Last.fm player Listen to your last.fm radio station using this

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Hello World from the google developer day 2011

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Nov 20, 2011  -  , ,  -  No Comments
We just went to the google developer day 2011 and brought back some impressions and new ideas… Stay tuned.  

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Upcoming development

CoboltForge Berlin  -  Sep 22, 2011  -  No Comments
We’re currently developing a quite cool deejaying app. Iphone-like responsiveness on Android! Stay tuned for further bits of info…

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