After migrating to Android Studio and
getting Android Annotations working, my Android app is ready for deployment as an APK. However, I realized shortly that the signing component didn’t get migrated over and I had to implement it again.
I tried to see if I can find something akin to the maven release plugin and integration with Jenkins, alas to no avail. This means that I would need to create a separate release job or do some extra programmatic configuration to
build.gradle to support this.
At the very least I am able to move the keystore configuration out of the
build.gradle and push it to a configuration file in the build server similar to the Maven settings.xml.
Continue reading Signing an APK in Gradle
So I finally took the time (actually it was probably my third time attempting to do this) to migrate my smallish Android app from Eclipse ADT and Maven to Android Studio and Gradle as a weekend project. The migration finally went successfully this long weekend and I have merged my fork into the main line so I am going to stop using Eclipse/Maven for my Android projects from now on as Android Studio being the official IDE now will likely get the most current updates for a while (at least that is what I am betting on).
However, if asked for my advice, I would definitely not recommend moving over to the new tooling as of yet. The new tooling just stands alone and does not play well with other tools that may have already been established on the enterprise.
Continue reading Migrated from Eclipse to Android Studio
In a recent Steve Wozniak interview he had pitched the concept of Apple forking Android to work with the iPhone. I was wondering how I would go about it if I ran Apple.
Continue reading How I would go about the iAndroid
Was I hacked? What’s with this file containing Chinese characters? Turns out it is created by the Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager.
Continue reading C:\HaxLogs.log
Since someone told me to put my money where my mouth is, I finally got myself off the Android platform to replace my unsupported-after-less-than-two-years Galaxy Nexus which replaced a POS known as the Motorola XT720 and got myself an iPhone now that Wind Mobile is supported. In a quick nutshell, I am happy with the move.
Continue reading First few weeks on an iPhone