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Zoojoo.be Awesome Startup Employee – Why I Preferred Joining a Startup Zoojoo.Be over an MNC

Joining a startup is the best thing that has ever happened. YourStory interviewed me for Awesome Startup Employee and here's why I chose Zoojoo.be over an MNC. Here's my little story. Read on!

Learning a New Language. Why Is It so Hard?

Learning a new language feels difficult to everybody. The main reason is that you unconsciously compare your acquired knowledge with its equivalent in your native language.

Connecting Android with ADB over Wi-Fi (TCP/IP)

Generally developers connect their Android devices to their development system or computer via a USB cable in order to install/debug applications and for other purposes of course. However, you can also perform all these by connecting your device via a common Wi-Fi network.
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Working with Genymotion and Android Wear

Google has released the Android Wear Developer Preview, which includes tools and APIs that allow developers to enhance their app notifications to provide an optimized user experience on Android wearable devices. The drawback is that preview is compatible with Android 4.3 and higher and is also not available for the Android emulator. This is a problem for developers who don't have a device running Android 4.3 or higher. However, with Genymotion you can overcome this problem and start to test the notifications on the Android Wear emulator.

YouTube Android Player API – Play Videos with “start” and “end”

This tutorial helps you specify "start" and "end" parameters to play video using YouTube Android Player API. YouTube allows you set the start and end time of a video by specifiying the parameters "start" and "end" in the video URL. For instance, take a look at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/v/BmOpD46eZoA?start=36&end=65 If you open the video click, you will notice that the video starts playing from the 36th second and stops at the 65th second.

Five Game-Changing Apps For 2014

The app market, for both Android and iOS devices, tends to move so quickly that it’s hard to even attempt to keep track of what’s popular. That is, with the exception of a few games that top the charts and take hold in pop culture, like Angry Birds, or more recently the maddeningly popular Flappy Bird. But occasionally an app comes along that, even if it starts off quietly, has serious game-changing potential for our mobile lifestyles. Here are five such apps you may not be aware of.

Create Counter Using TextView – Android

This is yet another simple Android tutorial that lets you display a counter with a delay of one second. The example updates a TextView every one second until it has reached the count 0. The counter is initially set to start from 10.

Find and Colorize Specific Words (Hashtags) in a String (TextView)

A user on Stack Overflow came up with an interesting problem to find and colorize specific words that are hashtags in a given string extracted from a TextView. The solution is quite simple to achieve unless you’re new to Android development or Java programming. The problem was that the user wanted to identify or match hashtags from a given text (in a TextView) and colorize every hashtag in it. Well, this has a very simple approach and can be achieved easily with a just a few lines of code.

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