I got a new car this summer that supports Android Auto, some apps I use on my phone works out of the box, others required some work. I remembered a couple of years ago Google presenting a tool to test AndroidAuto apps... it ends up that there's "space for improvements" in the available documentation.
My work requires to demo a feature or a particular application on a mobile device while showing the actual device screen on a big screen. These are some of the tools I use and some of the tricks I like to use.
3rd-6th September, droidcon Berlin 2017 took place at Berline Messe. This is the center of the droidcon community and having the event colocated with IFA made it one of the largest Android developer event if not the largest.
My personal preference is to reference Zebra's EMDK jar library in gradle's dependencies, and this requires to indicate the correct path to the library. So far so good if you're working on a single machine. This short post shows a better way to indicate EMDK library path independently from the machine where you're building your app.
On Zebra MC18 with Android, it's possible to toggle the NavBar visible status with a XML configuration file...
Enterprise Browser 1.4, out of the box, disable DataWedge on Android to be able to fully control the barcode scanner. Here you can find a step-by-step guide on how to integrate this two Mobility DNA's component to enjoy features like SimulScan and SwipeAssist inside Enterprise Browser.
Mx v4.3 introduce includes a feature in the OS that allows to disable the Home Button using Mx through the EMDK or StageNow.
Zebra Technologies' StageNow is a powerful tool that allows to easily stage a lot of the parameters required on COBO device. However we don't have a 100% coverage of all the Android Settings. Here I'll show how to build a minimal application that can be controlled from StageNow to set up the Display AutoRotation parameter. As this is not a reserved setting, any application can change this value.
MC40 with Android v4.1 and v4.4 includes a feature in the OS that allows to disable the Home Button through an Intent.
New rules control Android v4.4 Secondary External Storage, here's what you need to know.