Ankit Sethi

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[Unity3D] Creating falling leaves - Shuriken Particle effect in Unity3D

How To Make a Game Like Cut the Rope Using SpriteKit and Swift

Ever feed a pineapple to a crocodile? In this tutorial, you’ll find out how!<p><i>Update 01/20/2017:</i> Updated for iOS 10, Xcode 8 and Swift 3 by Kevin …

Game Development

Nick Klingensmith

I relatively recently discovered Unity's ScriptableObjects, and fell in love with them immediately. For some reason, you don't see them around a …

Parse.com Android Push Notification Tutorial

Mouse Sampling in Unity3d

(This is going to be a bit Unity3D heavy, but should point at how polling rates are a technological constraint which can affect gameplay design – …

Behaviour Trees and State Machines for Unity Game Engine

NodeCanvas is a Complete Visual Behaviour Authoring Framework for Unity<p><b>NodeCanvas</b> is the complete node-based Visual Behaviour Authoring framework for …

Android Login Screen Checklist | Lemberg Solutions Blog | Mobile, Drupal, and All Tech …

During my career as Android developer I have built a lot of login screen's, but every time forgot at least one more or less important thing. So I …

Side Drawer Navigation Could Cost Half Your User Engagement

<i>Anthony Rose is co-founder and CTO of</i> <i>zeebox</i><i>, the social network for TV.</i><p>So, you have a mobile app where there are more pages or sections than can fit on a mobile screen at once. Your first thought might be to create a tabbed design, with a row of tabs along the top or buttons along the bottom.<p>But …

App Mockup Tools Reviews Part 1

Check out the best app mockup tools!<p>Mockups and prototypes are incredibly important in the early stages of app development. This is the stage when …

How To Make An Augmented Reality Target Shooter Game With OpenCV: Part 1/4

Make the world your virtual target range in this Augmented Reality tutorial<p>Looking to make your neighbor’s car explode by an errant cruise missile …

SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers

SRCH2, an enterprise software company founded by ex-Googlers and Stanford PhD’s and focused on building faster, more efficient search technology, is expanding its reach to mobile consumers and mobile developers. The company is now launching a new Java SDK for Android app developers, which will …

Autodesk release Character Generator. Cloud based tool to easily create textured and rigged character models.

Indie developers are increasingly purchasing “off the shelf’ assets to ease the workload on their game project. The popularity of resources like the …

Tools & Frameworks That Were Used to Build WhatsApp (Android) - Reskilling IT

The article talks about the tools & frameworks that got used to build WhatsApp mobile application for Android platform. The reason why I decided to …

Today’s #AndroidDev #Protip from +Katherine Kuan is about…

<i>Today’s</i> <i>#AndroidDev</i><i>#Protip</i> <i>from</i> <i>+Katherine Kuan</i> <i>is about running a tool called Monkey on your app to catch crashes.</i><p>Even if you have a thorough test plan, it’s worth running <b>the Monkey tool to stress test your app</b>. This is good practice before any Play Store release to evaluate the app’s stability across different devices. Monkey is a program that generates a pseudo-random stream of user clicks, gestures, and system events. You can run it from the command line on a device or emulator. Monkey will …

#AndroidDev #ProTip — Reduce your application memory footprin…

#AndroidDev #ProTip — <b>Reduce your application memory footprint whenever possible using the</b> <b>onTrimMemory(int)</b> <b>callback</b><p>Memory has never been an unlimited resource, especially on mobile devices. To listen to low memory conditions, Android has always provided the <i>onLowMemory()</i> callback in <i>ComponentCallbacks</i>[0]. This callback is fired when the overall system is running critically low on memory. In other words, this is usually called a little bit too late when the lack of memory is seriously impacting the …

Today’s #AndroidDev #Protip from +Nick Butcher and +Katherine…

<i>Today’s</i> <i>#AndroidDev</i><i>#Protip</i> <i>from</i> <i>+Nick Butcher</i> <i>and</i> <i>+Katherine Kuan</i> <i>is on a smoother app launch experience.</i><p>On app launch, Android displays a simple preview window (based on your activity theme) as an immediate response to the user action. Then the preview window crossfades with your actual UI, once that has fully loaded. To ensure a smooth visual transition, your activity theme should match your full UI as closely as possible. The below image shows how the experience can be jarring if not handled …

Today’s #AndroidDev #Protip from +Chris Banes is about…

All interface elements in your application should visually respond to a user’s touch. For text-heavy views, where the majority of content is transparent, setting a stateful background drawable is sufficient. For views with lots of opaque content though, such as images, you should draw the stateful drawable on top.<p>This is easily achieved if your views are in a <i>ListView</i> or <i>GridView</i> as you can set the <i>android:drawSelectorOnTop</i> [0] attribute. When set to true, the list selector drawable will be drawn …

Today's #AndroidDev and #AndroidDesign #Protip from +Roman…

<i>Today's</i> <i>#AndroidDev</i> <i>and</i> <i>#AndroidDesign</i><i>#Protip</i> <i>from</i> <i>+Roman Nurik</i> <i>is about padding and scroll indicators for scrollable containers like list views.</i><p>We do quite a bit of app UI review here on the Android Developer Relations team and one of the common issues with UI fit-and-finish we come across is improper padding and scroll indicators for padded scroll containers like <i>ListViews</i>, <i>GridViews</i>, and <i>ScrollViews</i>.<p>If you set top or bottom padding on your scroll container, make sure to set the <b>clipToPadding attribute</b> …

Today’s  #AndroidDev   #Protip  from +Nick Butcher is about…

Entering data on mobile devices with on screen keyboards can be challenging; typing out email addresses can be particularly fiddly. Anything you can do to ease this will be appreciated by your users and make them less likely to abandon your app. While social identity providers (such as Google+ Sign-In [0][1]) can ease the process of signing in, there may be situations where you require direct input.<p>With the user’s permission [2], you can query the <i>AccountManager</i> [3] for accounts saved on the …

New Build System

<b>Release notes:</b><p><b>2.3.0-alpha1</b><p>The user cache for dex files is now enabled by default, which should speed up builds<br>• Configuration times for very large …

Accessing data on Parse.com using the REST framework in Appmethod

The Appmethod REST Library is a framework for accessing REST-based web services (REST stands for Representational State Transfer). The library is …