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How to create a Dialog box in Android - Part 2

Android Dialog Box

This is the second part of the How to a create a Dialog Box in Android tutorial. Follow this link - How to create a Dialog Box - Part 1, if you haven't read the first part and have directly landed here.

In this tutorial we will discuss the remaining two types of dialog boxes -

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  • A dialog box containing a list
  • A dialog box containing checkboxes

Best of Android based Tablet PCs

Android Tablets

Since the inception of Android, Tablet PC's definition has changed from a handy PC to become a hybrid between a Smartphone and a Tablet PC. Mobile manufactures have been trying hard to come up with something out of box, and this summer the best of the Android based Tablets will be released. The first is Notion Ink's Adam and the other is Dell Streak. Both of them are based on Android and are far more advanced than any other tablets or Smartphones. Both the hybrids are more or less same with 1 GHz processor, 1080p HD video playback, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD card, USB, etc but Adam is bit unique and clearly stands out amongst the two android based Tablets.

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How to create a Dialog box in Android - Part 1

Android Dialog Box

Hi again!  We are back with another tutorial on Android notifications. Make sure you go through the tutorial on Toast Notification before reading on.

In Android you can use a dialog box with one, two, or three buttons or none at all. You can also have a list of selectable items that consists of checkboxes or radio buttons.

For creating these dialog boxes we will be using AlertDialog which is an extension of Dialog class from Android API library. In this tutorial we will be creating four different types of dialog boxes -

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  • An alert box with a single button
  • A dialog box with two buttons
  • A dialog box containing a list
  • A dialog box containing checkboxes

Create Toast Notification in Android

Android Notification

Notifications are generally used to make user aware about an event that has occurred in your application. Once notified the notification may give an option to interact with itself or not. There are three types of notifications in Android.

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  • Toast Notifications
  • Status Bar Notifications
  • Dialog Notifications

How to use Sensor Simulator in Android SDK Emulator

Android Sensor

In this post we will simulate various sensors such as accelerometer, compass, orientation and temperature sensor using SensorSimulator in Android SDK Emulator.

The OpenIntents SensorSimulator lets you simulate sensor data with the mouse in real time, where the behavior can be customized through various settings. It currently supports four sensors only but more are being developed by their team.

First you need to download the latest stable version of SensorSimulator. Go to their download page and then search for the latest sensorsimulator-x.x.x.zip file and download it. Right now the they have released the beta version and you can download it from here

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How to UNINSTALL .APK files on ANDROID Windows SDK EMULATOR-

Android APK

To Uninstall a .apk file is a lot easier than installing it. Open your Android SDK emulator and follow these instruction to Uninstall the application installed on your Android emulator. Let us suppose that we have already installed a Sudoku application, as given in installation tutorial, and we want to uninstall it. It can be done in the following methods:-

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How to INSTALL .APK files on ANDROID Windows SDK EMULATOR

Android APK

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to install any given Android application in Android emulator using [dot]APK ".apkfiles.

[Update] Steps For Windows7 (API v 2.2, v2.3)

Follow the instructions with SCREENSHOTS of the Android emulator. All you need is just the Android SDK platform with JDK or JRE (software development kit, with emulator) and .apk files. There is no need to install Eclipse or Netbeans SDK, to work with APK files [wiki]. An .apk file extension denotes an Android Package (APK) file. This file format, a variant of the JAR format, is used for the distribution and installation of bundled components onto the Android mobile device platform.

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Barcode Scanner for Android

Android barcode

Now scan barcode of any product lying nearby, using your android camera and guess what? It will automatically get full product information via internet. Barcode Scanner for Android is one of the freeware application that has made huge impact in the mobile world. Imagine yourself in a store with Android, scan the product barcode to compare and buy the best products you want.  Let's explore more on the barcode scanner and see how it works. 

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Even Google Search is high on FIFA World Cup 2010

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Recently Google gaint has made some cool changes to its search engine service, so now even Google could not keep itself away from football worldcup madness.

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Best of free ANDROID GAMES

Andorid games

There are so many free Android games but only few of them are good enough to match the quality of Apple's i-Phone. Android is definitely catching up , so let's keep our fingers crossed. Have a look at the best of free Android Games below, really cool and yes you can proudly flaunt them. 

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Google Font API

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Got bored with all the default fonts that can be used in a webpage? Looking for a third party font set to make your website more attractive? Well then you can use Google Font API. It doesn't involve any programming just basic html and css coding knowledge will suffice.

Benefits of Google Font API -

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  • High quality and attractive free open source fonts.
  • Fonts are served in compressed form so it won't affect your webpage load time.
  • You don't have to worry about cross browser font compatibility. Google will that for you.
  • Extremely easy to use.

Install GOOGLE DESKTOP and cool Gadgets

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GOOGLE DESKTOP is not just another desktop gadget manager but a lot more than that. It enables you to integrate your computer and web search into one search platform. One can keep track of google mails,chats,PC files,photos,etc all in one place and add cool gadgets to the GOOGLE DESKTOP from the Gadget gallery. Google desktop has flexible views from sidebar to sleek Deskbar. Just casually leave your favorite gadgets anywhere on the desktop and enjoy your gmail and news updates, isn't it cool? It's a light ~2MB software and one can download and install GOOLGE DESKTOP for any platform. 

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Best of MP3 and MEDIA App list for ANDROID

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Google's ANDROID mobile OS is going to be the next big thing and we all know that Motorolla is already into Android business with MOTOROID and other big players are waiting to dive in. In the coming future ANDROID is going to give tough competition to Apple's i-Phone .

If you are bored with the default Music player and media manager on ANDROID then perhaps it's time for a change. There are plenty of cool Media apps that looks and works better than default apps. Here is a list of five best MP3 and MEDIA apps recommended by bOtskOOl team for all you ANDROID lovers.

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Decorate your statistics with Interactive Google Pie-Charts

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With Free Image and Interactive Chart API, Google has made life easy for us. Google chart API is used in Google analytics and is very beautiful. There are primarily two types of Chart API IMAGE and Interactive type. The first one is light and easy to use while second one is heavy yet interactive. Hover your mouse cursor and feel the difference. Isn't it amazing. In fact interactive Chart API looks pretty cool. Have a look at the HTML code below and enjoy. 

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How to use Gmail Standard Google app for mydomain.com

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 Gmail standard edition is a Google application and it is a must for Website (domain) owner who are bombarded with spam. Our web space providers generally provide email services with limited email accounts but how about spam free email service from Google, so that you can manage spam free 7GB emails accounts like [email protected], with gmail like UI. Its really cool and easy to setup this google app for your domain in a few steps.

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Was Google hacked for a jiffy?

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This evening, I tried to checkout my Google Analytics account and was surprised or rather shocked to see the result. I was using Google Chrome and the moment I tried to log on to this url – www.google.com/analytics, to my astonishment I was redirected to sohu.com, a chinese search engine.

For a moment I thought I had mistyped the URL, guess what? It was www.google.com/analytics. I dont know what happened, it might be a chinese hacker’s work or an ordinary error but I’m sure it was kind of a hack. I say it because this has never happened before. We all trust Google but something like this is extraordinary or maybe it was a high level security breach.

I even have a proof for my part of the story, a screenshot. Its just an experience I would like to share with people who use Google Analytics or any other Google service.

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Google Maps API for newbies

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Friends, in this post, I will show you how to implement Google Maps using its API (Application Program Interface) on your own webpage.

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