Location tracker in Android using GPS positioning and SQLite

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Introduction Android is an Open source software stack which has gained market in leaps and bounce. This includes operating system, middleware and key applications. The advantage android brings along with it is the ease of application development. Android application can be developed at a brisk rate with lesser learning curve using the tools and API […]

Android’s JSON parser

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Creating Services in Android

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Introduction Services in Android are components which run in the background. They do not have any user interface. One application can start a service and the service can run in the background even if this application is switched with a new application by the user. There are two types of services namely Unbound Service and […]

New Features in Google Android 2.3

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Android is the first open source software stack for mobile/handheld devices. Android predominantly provides support for building rich & flexible mobile apps. Android platform includes a compatible Linux kernel based OS, rich UI, applications, support libraries, application frameworks, support for multimedia, and more. The underlying OS components are written in C/C++ and user applications are […]