Download Web Speed Analyzer from Google Play. I was pretty excited when Google PageSpeed came out for checking web site front end performance, but I was surprised they didn’t release an Android app – just a web page and an API. I thought it might be fun to work on an Android app that called… Read More


I’ll be giving a training class on Android development as part of the AppHack Austin hackathon on November 9 from 3pm-5pm. It’s a mobile app hackathon, so you can enter an iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, or HTML5 mobile app if you want to. Don’t know how to do any of those? Take my intro… Read More


I recently got the chance to help out another developer (BetterVoicemail.com) by developing an open source PhoneGap/Cordova plugin for the Twilio Client SDK. If you’re not familiar with Twilio Client, it’s a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) library for web, iOS, and Android that lets you build web pages and mobile apps that can make outgoing phone calls,… Read More


The Android Honeycomb 3.0 (and newer) animation library has a nice little class called AnimatorSet (not to be confused with the older AnimationSet) that lets you organize animations either to be played together, or to be played sequentially. In this case, I needed to create an infinitely looping image fader that cycled through ImageView objects… Read More


I’m happy to announce that the NMC Horizon EdTech Weekly app just launched for Android. I built the original app for NMC for iPhone and iPad last year, and it was a lot of fun to build an Android version of the same app  – a lot of things are the same, but there are… Read More