Fake Retrofit server response

While working on the chat app and knowing that the backend will be done in about 3-4 weeks, I decided that I will not wait that long to test my server connection and responses. Especially, because the flow of the app is pretty complex. Thus, I started to look on how to somehow mock the […]




Chat app

For about a week, I started to document myself to build a chat app for Android. I’ve done something similar one year ago, only that I had a few problems while building it because of the complexity. This time, I decided to be a little bit smarter and, in the process, push my limits and […]




Swift – face detection & problems

Hey, I’m Adrian, an Android developer and today, I did some swift. Hypothesis Have an already build iOS app written in Swift 3 that works amazing. The developer is on a short vacation and I wanted to not keep the client waiting. So I decided to implement a simple feature: face detection! I already knew […]




DataBinding meets RxJava

About two months ago, started to be interested in Android DataBinding as I was familiar with it from the Windows Phone days. Today, I read an article about combining RxJava and DataBinding. Thinking of taking a recent project (casastiti) and try it out as an experiment. Though, “using RxJava with Android Data Binding may improve […]




Want to insult someone?

Call them talented! It’s the most idiotic thing to call someone that worked his ass off for something. It’s not talent, it’s not something you were born with, it’s hard work! I’m not a good programmer cause I have talent, I wasn’t born with this knowledge, I worked, I coded, I read, I tested, I developed, […]




ValueAnimator problem when using a ReverseInterpolator.

By the end of this week, we’re gonna publish an app for Android and iOS. While preparing for submission, decided to play with it on a Nexus 6p. And then I had a moment of panic when I saw that one of my cute animations weren’t working as I was expecting. Thus, posted about it […]




Moral dilemma

Ok, so I have this moral dilemma. A client wants me to build an application that can’t be killed, can’t be seen and tracks the user. Money is not an issue as he is not paying top buck for it, but the idea is still appealing. So, I just have a moral dilemma, knowing the […]




50 resources in Android – why i’m lazy

So, working on this app, that has cells like this one: See the rounded pink bar to the left? It comes in around 50 colors (it might as well by 10000000) the number is irrelevant. Before I knew it will come in different colors, I just used a png and set it as drawable (lazy, […]




I’m an excelent Googler

Around one year ago, i started to learn swift because I wanted to be an android and an iOS developer. Do both, earn more this way. Stuff happened, couldn’t continue learning, so I started to do swift again 5 months ago. Just that… i found out something… that I can’t! I can’t be an android developer, […]




Android 7 – it’s frustrating!

A little bit of context. In android 6, we got introduced to a thing called “doze mode”. A very very good feature that detects when you are not using your phone (when you are sleeping, mainly) and turns a lot of it features off. Had a little bit of a problem when working with this […]




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