December 23, 2013

How to redirect raw stream to logcat?

Sometimes there is necessary to redirect lot of data, such as xml-file or something else, to logcat output.

Especially useful to see HTTP traffic of your interaction with RESTful server (obviously in debug-mode only). Let's try to wrap and re-direct Java-stream to Android Logcat!

December 19, 2013

Font-icon technique in Android. Critical issue!

This post oriented for those who already read and used font-icon drawables from previous post.

During testing our application we found big issue - on some devices font-icons were invisible in ActionBar. This issue threatens this solution to be deleted from our project.

December 09, 2013

Android Dashboards - December, 2

Android lost Gingerbread users as usual by 2% per month.

Detailed statistics and forecast for next month is available here.

Data originally captured from

November 25, 2013

Naming convention for Android layout resources

Every time when I was creating new layout resource there was issue: how to name it?

November 13, 2013

How to use icon-fonts in Android

There is popular web-technique for creating awesome icons - generate font with custom glyphs and use single unicode character with specified typeface.

Look here for example and let’s try to use this technique in Android.

November 03, 2013

Android Dashboards - November, 1

Android Gingerbread lost again 2% of users. See detailed statistics and forecast to the next month in this public document

Data originally captured from