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What’s under the hood of the OkHttp’s cache?

I guess many of you implement apps using network operations. In most cases we use OkHttp library, usually through Retrofit. One of the nicest features of OkHttp is its caching mechanism. In this post I will go through all relevant steps in caching and explain how it works

Setup Gradle for your Android project like a boss – part 1

Gradle build system gained its popularity with the native support in Android Studio a while ago. It’s quite powerful but not every developer knows how to use it to their advantage. I can’t really tell that I use all capabilities of gradle but I’ll share what I know. You might like it! Gradle – yay!

The hottest Android libraries

Testing libraries in production takes time and could be painful. Let me help you with this task! Here is my list of the hottest Android libraries out there!

Rich TextView styling with spans for Android

I was recently inspired by Lisa Wray and her presentation at the Droidcon NYC conference – Beautiful Typography on Android. I am going to show you how to use spans to enrich the TextView component. It’s based on a true story 🙂

Programming Android with Kotlin

I had 8 years of experience in Java when I decided to start using Kotlin for my Android projects. It happened after I joined the Omni team in Schibsted Tech Polska. Let me tell you what I learned.

Droidcon NYC 2015 – Day two and a final note

Time has come to cover the second day of Droidcon NYC conference. If you haven’t seen the first day coverage you can catch up here.

Droidcon New York City 2015 – Day one

Droidcon NYC is the biggest Android event out there, purely Android content. This is a short summary of the day one talks I’ve been lucky to attend. There were best world android developers among the speakers!

How app linking in Android M and iOS9 will help to increase app engagement

New functionality available in the next version of both Apple and Googles mobile operating systems (iOS9 and Android M) will have dramatic consequences for publishers trying to get users to use their apps instead of the mobile web browser. The next version of the iOS and Android operating systems will

8 tips on how to build a solid iOS app architecture

With every new iOS release, the whole platform is becoming more and more mature. Here are the best practices for modern iOS apps.

RecyclerView tested!

RecyclerView is a new widget introduced with the Android Lollipop release. We tested it developing a simple app for managing your tasks.

Activity recreation rethought

Can we really forget about handling activity recreation after locking the Android device screen orientation? I’ve been asking this question for quite some time. 

Killing an Android app from anywhere

Ever wondered what would be a simple solution to killing an Android application? That’s right – there is none, Google has its reasons for that. As usually, there is a hack…