Category: Tutorials

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Api Client using Retrofit, RXJava and Kotlin

For last year since I found about Kotlin I’m learning how to use it in Android app development, Spring framework etc. I’m still amazed how expressive and functional this programming language is compared to our old friend Java. Kotlin is constantly updated with new features and it’s getting better and more popular every day.

I’m using angular and other javascript frameworks like vue in my work. I just love how easy is to work with API data with angular’s HttpClient, rx observables and other great tools packed with it. With few lines of code you get so much done. Now with Kotlin, Retrofit and RXJava you can do almost same in android development. In this tutorial I’ll try to show you just few cool and useful possibilities.

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Emoji Compatibility in Android

The EmojiCompat support library aims to keep Android devices up to date with the latest emoji. It prevents your app from showing missing emoji characters in the form of ☐, which indicates that your device does not have a font to display the text. By using the EmojiCompat support library, your app users do not need to wait for Android OS updates to get the latest emoji.

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How to set daily notification. Shows up even after phone is turned off

One of the most annoying things in Android development is setting a daily notification. It always seem to stop working after several days. Here I am giving a solution for such cases. Follow this tutorial and your notification will be triggered every day at appointed time, as long as the user has the application installed.