How to Embed youtube video player in android app

Playing YouTube video in Android application is very simple, here are few basic steps needs to be followed to embed the player in app. Register The application in Google API console, input SHA-1 debug key, package name & generate the Android key. We need this key to initialise the video player. keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey …

Google Chromecast 2 reviews setup instructions

Do you have simple LED TV and you want to convert to Smart TV?, then use the Google Chromecast. It is a simple tiny awesome device converts your TV as smart/Internet TV. The cost of the device in India is 3399 Rs & its available in Flipkart.  What all can be done in Google Chromecast 2? …

How to use VectorDrawable Android Example

Vector drawable’s saves size of the application. Android uses single version of the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) XML image and makes it adjustable to all the resolutions of phone. The advantages of Vector drawable’s are, No need to maintain different resolution of images in multiple resolution folders like LDPI, MDPI, HDPI & XHDPI. keep single svg xml format image …

Redo operation keymap shortcut in Android studio

In Windows for Undo operation Ctrl+z and for Redo Ctrl + y key’s are used. If you are new to Android studio editor, you may feel bit uncomfortable while performing these operations. By default Android studio sets Ctrl+z for Undo and Ctrl+Shift+z for Redo operation. Follow below steps to change the default key settings. File–> settings or Ctrl + Alt …

Android Google Cloud Messaging Push Notifications (GCM) Tutorial

Push notifications are the best way to reach customers and get users engaged with application. There are different vendors provide push notification services for eg: Google, Parse, Amazon, Apple etc… Today we shall see on how to configure Google server and send push notifications for Android devices. Few facts and limitations about Google Cloud Messaging: GCM requires …

Install PHP Server in Local machine

Push notifications in Android requires server, if you are finding difficulty in setting up server, then here is a simple procedure to set-up PHP server in local machine. Using this, you can easily test  push notification. Download and install XAMPP Launch the XAMPP control panel. Try starting Apache services, if Skype is already installed in local machine …

Android Plugin is too old, please update to more recent version error

On Updating the Android software like play services,build tools etc… Android studio throws “Plugin is too old, please update to a more recent version, or set ANDROID_DAILY_OVERRIDE environment variable“  error, it is because application requires new version of Gradle to build. To overcome this error, just open the project Build.Gradle file and update dependencies classpath to …

SSD Improves Android Studio Build Speed

Recently i had written post about why Android Studio Gradle Build speed is low, i have windows 8 PC & Macbook pro. In Macbook Pro Android Studio builds much faster but in Windows 8 its too slow. To overcome this problem i have upgraded my Lenovo PC to Solid State drive. Now the speed is amazing. Android …