Showing posts from September, 2014

Next generation Android TV

Smart TVplatform developed byGoogle. Running the Androidoperating system, it will create aninteractive televise onexperience by overlaying a10-foot user interfaceon top of existing television programming. It was announced on June 25, 2014, atGoogle I/O2014 as a successor to Google's earlier attempt at smart TV,Google TV. Android TV can be built into both TVs and standaloneset-top boxes. Users will have access to theGoogle Play Storeto download Android apps, includingmedia streamingservicesNetflixandHulu, as well as games.The platform emphasizesvoice searchto quickly find content or answer queries (such as which movies were nominated for an Academy Awardin a specific year.The TV interface is divided vertically into three sections: recommendations on top (which update based on viewing habits), media apps in the middle, and games on the bottom.The interface can be navigated using a game controller, remote control, or the Android TVmobile app.Android TV will also support Google Cast, t…

Implementing Facebook Login Using Android SDK

Facebook Login allows you to obtain a token to access Facebook's API on behalf of someone using your app. You can use this feature in place of building your own account system or to add Facebook services to your existing accounts.
To properly handle Facebook Login using the Facebook for Android app, make the following changes in the App Dashboard.

Create a Facebook App URL to create FB App: Once created, note down the app ID shown at the top of the dashboard page. You'll need to add this to your project files.

Next, you will also need to associate your Android keys hashes with the app. The key hash is used by Facebook as a security check for authenticity. By default, the app's package is signed with a machine specific debug key. When publishing the app it is typically signed with a different, release key. Therefore, you want to make sure you have the hashes of all the related keys set on Facebook: Go to 'Settings' …

Implementing Google Map API v2 in Android

1.Install Google Play Services SDK

Make sure you include this library in your project when you get to coding!
2. Generate the debug key from a terminal prompt: In command line go to JRE bin path and execute below command keytool -list -v -keystore "C:\Users\Sujay.A\.android\debug.keystore" -alias androiddebugkey -storepass android -keypass android

   3.Go to the Google APIs Console and Create a New Project. 
Scroll down to "Google Maps Android API V2" and set the switch to On

4. Paste in your SHA1 key (from Step 2 above), semicolon, application package name ie, 7F:8B:BF:C1:6E:86:7F:5C:83:15:EA:BE:1F:B4:A3:C6:3D:70:51:22;com.sujay
Copy the API key: AIzaSyDtaCSEX37WV_g-sd5CxhOMh6Q26oBApZg

5. Add API key application
In AndroidManifest.xml, add the following element as a child of the <application> element, by inserting it just before the closing tag