Draft Punk for 2011

The best off-line fantasy football drafting app for Android is back and re-tooled for 2011. Master your fantasy football draft with the addition of a number of asked-for features like custom scoring settings, the ability to manually edit the pre-rankings, and better support for player news.

Japan Quake Visualized on Earthquake Alert!

I’ve always been fascinated with Earthquakes. This fascination lent itself well once I began writing Android apps. I was able to combine my interests and create Earthquake Alert!, an app that give users a great way to view and explore earthquakes all around the world.  As an active user of th...

My Map Location Tutorial - Where am I?

If you’re writing an Android App using a MapView, then you will most likely want to view the user’s location. This tutorial will show you how to create an activity that makes use of Android’s built-in MyLocationOverlay class.

Custom Android Tabs

Wanting to change the default TabWidget look and feel for Android? In this tutorial, we will investigate a few different ways to customize your app’s tabs.With Android SDK 1.6 and above, the SDK allows you to set a View as the tab instead of just text and an icon. We use be using that tech...

Border Wait gets mini UI overhaul

Border Wait was my first Android app and it showed - basic ListView, simple icons, and a launcher icon I found from the web.

Android Tabs with interacting map and list views

Last tutorial, we wrote a simple app that displays two interacting list views in a TabActivity. In this tutorial, we will up the ante and add a MapView as the content of one of the tabs. Why again are we using multiple views in an activity instead of using a separate activity for each tab co...

Android TabActivity with two list views

Often times when creating an activity with tabs, it’s easy to have a separate activity for the tab content. However, things get tricky when those activities need to interact with one another. So the solution is to create a tabactivity with views (instead of activities) as the tab content. ...

Draft Punk Android App

I published a new app today for Android. It’s targeted for the fantasy sports fan like me. Every year, I do an offline draft for my fantasy football league. The problem with offline drafts though, is that you have to fumble around with various paper cheatsheets or internet printouts and make ...

Border Wait Android App

A buddy at work often commutes to Mexico and noticed there weren’t any apps (iPhone or Android) that provided the current wait times to return to the U.S. Since the customs and border patrol web site provides those times, I figured I could put together an Android app listing all the borders a...

Run a Perl or CGI script with justhost.com

For an upcoming android app I’m writing, I needed to get a perl script running on my webhost (justhost.com). For the longest time, I couldn’t get it to work. The support is definitely lacking, but I finally got it to work.