Every few months I check out new build tools. When I first began building Android apps, I used Google’s Android Toolkit, Eclipse and Google’s Emulators. Pretty quickly, I grew impatient with Google excruciatingly slow emulator and switch to always deploy to my device. Then I started using VirtualBox based emulators, switched from Eclipse to Intellij […]Read more "Installing the Best Android Dev Environment: Intellij IDEA + Genymotion Emulator"
On June 11, 2013, Twitter turned off version 1.0 of their REST API. The API had been deprecated for quite sometime but still a lot of people were caught by surprise. All over the Internet a crap load of tutorials broke. Twitter was always a favorite for tutorial writers, since their servers were open and […]Read more "Android Twitter API 1.1 App"
Here is Part One of this Post At this point I am assuming that you have Intellij IDEA all set up and can build an Android app and deploy it either to a device or the emulator. If you don’t have that working – STOP. Don’t go any further until all issues are resolved. Installing […]Read more "Build PhoneGap Apps with Intellij IDEA"
Want To Build PhoneGap/Cordova Apps? Click This Link! I am always amazed when I see devs still using Eclipse for Android or PhoneGap development. Yes, I understand that it is free, but so is Intellij IDEA’s Community Edition, and it blows Eclipse away in every way you can measure. In fact, my favorite announcement of […]Read more "Build Android Apps with Intellij IDEA"
An update to this post covering Intellij IDEA 12 CE is located here.A few months ago I wrote a review of JetBrain’s WebStorm IDE, which is my new favorite IDE. Yet even after discovering WebStorm, I continued to slog through Eclipse for Android apps. Well WebStorm has a Java clone, IntelliJ IDEA. And it is […]Read more "Android, Intellij IDEA and PhoneGap: Getting Started"