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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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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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