Category Archives: open source

ExoPlayer and Kotlin Thoughts

This past weekend I finally took the plunge and updated my Android TV / Fire TV application to use ExoPlayer.   Yeah, I’m a bit behind the curve here, and should have done this a while ago.   When I … Continue reading

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The State of Android and Eclipse

So it has been a while since I posted an update of where things stand.  Honestly, not a lot has changed on the eclipse front.  We still don’t have built in AAR support, there is no integrated Gradle support between … Continue reading

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Resolving the dual ItemClick conundrum for the Android Gallery View

Yes, the Gallery View is deprecated, however currently there really isn’t an out of the box solution to what the gallery view provides, which is a center locked horizontal scrolling list of items. The Twoway-view project has some potential in … Continue reading

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Creating Android TV Recommendations

I’m in the process of integrating Serenity for Android with the new Android TV platform.   One of the items is to add Recommendations for Movies and TV Shows to watch.  These will appear along side other apps recommendations.   … Continue reading

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Maven, Android L, Android TV, and a bit less hair.

While working on upgrading my app for Android TV.  I ran into some build issues.  There are problems with the way the Android L support libaries define their depenencies in the m2repository that comes with the SDK.   In general … Continue reading

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Serenity for Android now on Amazon Fire TV

Version 1.7.3 should now be available in the Amazon App store and be available for the Amazon Fire TV.   A newer version has been submitted that should bring it up to speed with the Google Play version in a … Continue reading

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Jersey + Jetty = less hair

This is mainly for future me when I run into this problem again. I needed to use Jersey 2.x and had setup an embedded Jetty server for some integration testing. One portion needed to get the parameters from a POST … Continue reading

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