Android REST: HTTP GET Example

In developing a mobile application on Google Android platform often requires client-server communications. The communication itself often uses TCP/IP protocol on port 80 (HTTP) to represent a client state to a (service) server. This communication style often known as Representational State Transfer (REST). REST is a style of software architecture for distributed systems such as the World Wide Web. REST has emerged as a predominant Web service design model (wikipedia). If REST implemented in HTTP, it is often called Continue reading Android REST: HTTP GET Example

Inflate Android Layout Using Layout Inflater Service

Below is a small snippet in Android Java code to inflate a layout xml file into as a View using a Layout Inflater Service. Very useful if you intend to insert or include (inflate) any layout into another layout during runtime. AbsoluteLayout mainLayout = (AbsoluteLayout) findViewById(R.id.your_main_layout); LayoutInflater inflater = (LayoutInflater)getSystemService(Context.LAYOUT_INFLATER_SERVICE); View menuLayout = inflater.inflate(R.layout.your_menu_layout, mainLayout, true); Assuming that your current activity has an AbsoluteLayout container named mainLayout in which a Continue reading Inflate Android Layout Using Layout Inflater Service

How To Switch Between Activites in Android SDK

Almost every Andoid application has many activities, a screen that interact with user. On desktop based operating system, this screen is usually called by a “form”. It is very common that it is required to switch between one activity onto another activity in user interaction. In this post I will try to explain how switching between activities and passing variable into it can be done.